Italian indie dev working on game about civil unrest

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Right this very moment, someone somewhere in the world is protesting. Whether it’s for legalization of marijuana, gay rights or an effort to voice their distaste for an oppressive regime, we’ve seen protests cause major change — and sometimes harm — in various parts of the world.

Sometimes, with tempers flaring and both the protesters and security forces unwilling to budge, things turn violent and riots break out.

And it’s that very concept that Italian developer RIOT, a team of six individuals, is hoping to find funding for in order to make its game, Riot.

With 19 days left, the game has raised $10,682 of its $15,000 goal on Indiegogo. According to the page, funds will go to sending members of the team to “experience live riots” in Italy, Greece and Egypt.

Having reportedly experienced riots first hand, the former editor/cinematographer at Valve said on the game’s Indiegogo page that the game will reportedly explore questions like “what triggers such a strife” and “what does a cop feel during the conflict.”

RIOT hopes to bring the game to Android, iOS, Mac, PC, Linux and the OUYA. On top of its Indiegogo campaign, it’s also up on Steam Greenlight.

You can check out the official trailer after the break.

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Andrew Martins is the owner/Editor-in-Chief of Pixelitis.net. Over the years, he has written for outlets like GotFrag.com and the New York Daily News. In his spare time he loves to sing at karaoke events, travel to New York City and of course, play video games.
  • John Benfield

    I’d say we’re long overdue for a game that strives to depict rioting a bit more responsibly. Right now, the only riot-focused game I can think of is State of Emergency, and the less said about that game the better.