Gamers may debate whether games are art, but you can't argue that games can be propaganda. The Human Rights activists at Amnesty International today released their own video game: The hard-hitting, politically charged Bulletproof for the iPhone and iPad. Check out the disturbing trailer for the game above.
The game places you before a firing squad, in first-person, and unlike real-life, you can stop your would-be executioner's bullets instead of just waiting to die in a hail of politically motivated gunfire. As you progress in-game, more lead is fired, the action gets faster and faster, until your inevitable demise.
It's a simple tap-your-screen game, but it's frantic and fun, and by placing the players in the place of a condemned prisoner, it really does make you feel some of the terror and isolation a State-sponsored murder would engender.
So what do you think? Cool game? Blatant propaganda?