Konami's "Six Days In Fallujah" branded sick by anti-war group...
Konami's 'Six Days In Fallujah' comes under fire from anti-war campaigners in the UK...
Japanese videogame giant Konami has controversially announced a new game based on the recent conflict in Iraq called Six Days In Fallujah.
Six Days In Fallujah is being developed by Atomic Games in collaboration with "three dozen" of the soldiers present at the infamous battle in the Iraqi city. The game is apparently based on those soldier's personal accounts of the battle, along with videos from the frontline.
Peter Tamte of developers Atomic Games, seemingly aware of the ethical issues thrown up by re-creating a very recent battle as a form of interactive entertainment, has said of the title:
"For us, the challenge was how do you present the horrors of war in a game that is also entertaining, but also gives people insight into a historical situation in a way that only a video game can provide?"
Stop The War Coalition spokesperson Tansy E Hoskins told TechRadar: "The massacre carried out by American and British forces in Fallujah in 2004 is amongst the worst of the war crimes carried out in an illegal and immoral war...To make a game out of a war crime and to capitalise on the death and injury of thousands is sick."