Behold This 8-Bit Interactive Riot Simulator

February 20, 2013 | Andy Cush

I’m not much of a games guy, but I would play the absolute shit out of Riota forthcoming title that allows you to play as either protesters or police in a global clash of forces. Of course, whenever real-life conflicts with direct impact on many, many human lives are “ripped from the headlines” for our entertainment, there’s bound to be some ethically tricky territory, but Riot‘s creators seem to have their hearts in the right places, emphasizing mutual understanding between both sides of any struggle.

“The main purpose of this project, they write on their Indiegogo fundraising page, “Is to create a game that will get people to be interactive with two opposing forces during clashes between rioters and police while showing the moral aspects and viewpoints of both sides.”

Riot’s developers hope to release it for iOS, Android, Mac, and PC. Check out the badass trailer above.