You may or may not be familiar with V-Tech Rampage, a flash game created by Ryan Lambourn. True to its title, the game allows the player to take on the role of Cho Seung-Hui and re-enact the fateful school shooting of April 16th. The game drew hatred from the mainstream media and gamers alike; many feel the game to have no ultimate purpose other than allowing players to kill simply for the sake of killing.
Similar complaints have been lodged against Super Columbine Massacre RPG!, created by Danny Ledonne. Like V-Tech Rampage, SCMRPG allows the player to take the roles of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold on the day they massacred twelve of their peers.
In an effort to get Lambourn’s side of the story and answer some nagging questions I had for Ledonne, I interviewed these two frequently despised, often applauded game creators about the possible importance of their games. —Virtual school shooings: interviewing two of the most hated game creators alive (Destructoid)
Ryan Lambourn, the creator of V-Tech Rampage, sounds defensive and juvenile. I haven’t played his game yet, so I’m just filing this for later.
Same with I’m O.K. – A Murder Simulator