Items tagged with active shooter

After getting booted off Steam for past infractions, Active Shooter developer Anton Makarevskiy is still planning to release his controversial game through his company Acid Software, he announced on Twitter. He also insisted that his game, which tasks the player with either locating and terminating a school shooter, or playing the part of the shooter and targeting students and law enforcement, does not promote violence or extremism. The game sparked a debate when it landed on Steam because of its sensitive content first and foremost, and secondly the timing of its submission. School shootings have unfortunately become an all-too-common occurrence, with two horrific mass shootings so far in 2018... Read more...
Following a whirlwind of controversy over content versus free speech, Valve has decided to yank the game Active Shooter from Steam, but it didn't stop there. Valve also banned the developer Revived Games and publisher Acid from its popular digital distribution platform, which are actually one and the same in Ata Berdiyev, who Valve described as a "troll" with an unsavory history towards its customers. "We have removed the developer Revived Games and publisher Acid from Steam," Valve said in a statement. "This developer and publisher is, in fact, a person calling himself Ata Berdiyev, who had previously been removed last fall when he was operating as ‘[bc]Interactive’ and ‘Elusive... Read more...
A controversial game has made its way to Valve's Steam store, and it is sure to spark a vigorous debate about common decency and what is acceptable as a freedom of expression. The game, Active Shooter, allows you to serve as a SWAT team member during an "active shooter" situation at a high school. While this might be a bit unsettling, given recent events in the US, that's not where it ends. The game features "dynamic roles", in which the player can also take on the role as the actual shooter, targeting innocent school children and teachers. Although the Steam listing for the game has been updated since it initially went live, it originally stated that players have the ability to... Read more...