Wednesday December 14, 2005 12:41 pm
Gamer Makes Political Statement
Looking to make a political statement? Why, look no further than Activision’s The Movies. Currently available for the PC, The Movies lets players run their own movie studios and create movies. Recently, an Alex Chan created a short film through the game entitled “The French Democracy.” The film is a commentary on the recent riot that took place in cities throughout France.
Chan’s film has received media attention since its release on November 22nd - and now its received the attention of Lionhead Chief Peter Molyneux. Molyneux said:
“With The Movies we wanted to make a game that allows anyone to easily express themselves by making a short film and posting them online to share with the world. Alex’s film, which is absolutely terrific, really demonstrates the potential power and impact that these films can have.”
If you’re disgusted with a certain politician, or a party in general, The Movies may just be your platform to make a statement. And hey, maybe one day we’ll see the president address the American public through a game. No? Not yet? Well one can dream…
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