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Playing Columbine (2008)

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Chronicles the history of the game "Super Columbine Massacre RPG!." The film traces back the 16-bit role-playing game to its inception, through the 2006 shooting at Dawson College in which ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Albert Art ...
Himself - Games Journalist
Peter Baxter ...
Himself
Ian Bernard ...
Himself - Free Talk Live Radio Host
Ian Bogost ...
Himself - Game Designer / Professor
Richard Castaldo ...
Himself - Columbine High School Graduate
Jenova Chen ...
Himself - Game Designer
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Himself (archive footage)
Greg Costikyan ...
Himself - Games Publisher
Kevin DiNovis ...
Himself - Filmmaker and Slamdance Alum
Patrick Dugan ...
Himself - Game Designer
Alex Dwyer ...
Himself - LMU Student
Mark Edge ...
Himself - Free Talk Live Radio Host
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Himself - Filmmaker and Slamdance Juror
Colin Fletcher ...
Himself - Game Designer
Melissa Fuller ...
Herself - Dawson College Student
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Chronicles the history of the game "Super Columbine Massacre RPG!." The film traces back the 16-bit role-playing game to its inception, through the 2006 shooting at Dawson College in which the game was singled out by the media as a "murder simulator" that "trained" the shooter, and finally the game's removal from the list of finalists at the Slamdance 2007 Guerrilla Gamemaker Competition - prompting half the entries and a sponsor to pull out of the festival in protest. Written by tolka

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A polarizing game, a deadly shooting, a widespread protest. For the first time, it all comes together.

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7 November 2008 (USA)  »

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Playing Columbine: A True Story of Video Game Controversy  »

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The Game Creator's Flashback
16 May 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

If you think of it, this creator must had a lot on his mind when the time Columbine happened and he probably felt that he wanted to dig in the killers lives and do something about it.

I have seen the game on Youtube and it makes you so sad plus heartbroken that this happened years ago even if I was a toddler then and not from America!

I also found that this creator was very creative with the 8-bit style in the game but I do have to say the font wasn't the best because the characters were separating plus confusing. Anyways I think people that have played the game or never heard of it before should check it out.


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