Less than one month after the mass shooting that claimed 10 lives at Sante Fe High School, Steam has teased the release of a video game called "Active Shooter" -- where players can simulate such horrific events.
Outrage from parents of school shooting victims after controversial new video game makes the player an “active shooter.” pic.twitter.com/BH8pJ6TUuD— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 29, 2018
A description of the game says:
“Only in ‘Active Shooter’, you will be able to pick the role of an Elite S.W.A.T team member or the actual shooter. Depending on the role, your objective might be to protect and extract or hunt and destroy.”
The creator also promises that there will soon be a 'civilian survival mode,' which will challenge players to survive for as long as possible inside a school environment with a gunman on the loose, according to The Daily Mail.
Honestly, we think this sucks.
What do you think?
I am disgusted to see that @steam_games is selling an “Active Shooter” game due to be released on June 6 for download. I am requesting that you remove “Active Shooter” from the Steam website & stop selling products that glorify the gun violence killing America’s children.— flamenco (@4goofballs) May 25, 2018
.@steam_games I think it would be incredibly insensitive of you, and a slap in the face to the hundreds/thousands of students who have had to live through real school shootings - if you release your new 'Active Shooter' game.— Randy Thompson (@ERDataDoc) May 27, 2018
That Active Shooter game that’s releasing on Steam (on the 6th I think) is a bad look. I’m all for devs making the games that they want but it’s an obviously shitty game that is looking to sell off controversy. It shines a poor light on my favorite hobby and gives ammo to critics— Arsonall (@Arsonall) May 27, 2018
Hopefully, Valve won’t sell any of their new game. I’m pro Sceond Amendment. I am also pro background checks to try to reduce the risk of people having guns who shouldn’t - like people who would buy the “Active Shooter” game.— ScoreKeeper51 (@ScoreKeeper51) May 27, 2018
Outrage over Active Shooter game that lets children play the role of a gunman on a murder spree at school https://t.co/SDR1o3I32v— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) May 28, 2018