For All You Gamers

It is Saturday and the weekend and as usual I will post on anything but the BS of the past week……a little R&R for the mind, if you will……

This is for all you gamers out there…..you know who you are…..you steal cars, rape hookers, defend the human race from conquest and fight endless wars…..but all of which is detached from reality….but if you think you are capable of doing something historic and constructive then I have a game for you……

Play the Iranian revolution

Banner IconTechnology “Navigate the gritty world of a Revolution! Survive the streets and be aware of who you can trust in a city under siege,” goes the description of a video game portraying the Iranian revolution of 1979.

Its founder Navid Khonsari is a well-known game creator, residing in the US. His aim is to tell stories about his country of birth and in the process educate its players. When Khonsari was 10 years old his grandfather took him to the streets of Tehran so he could witness the beginning of his country’s historic moment. Khonsari has described the revolution, “a defining story for me.” Shortly after, in 1980, his family moved to Canada.

“The story is based on many historic truths which I think, if brought to light, will make people of all political backgrounds kind of take a step back and try to understand what took place,” Khonsari told Polygon in 2012.

The game will put you in the shoes of young photojournalist Reza in Tehran during the chaotic days of the revolution. Your character becomes a key actor in the ground movement overthrowing the monarchy but is soon betrayed by the new regime.

So why not try to change the face of history?  Lead the revolution and make a difference in the world.  Let us all see if you are as talented as you think you are……my guess is……NOT!

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