Whaling Protest Game "Harpooned" Gets an Update

April 6, 2009 -

GamePolitics first reported on Harpooned: Japanese Cetacean Research Simulator more than a year ago.

The protest game, designed to raise public awareness of the fight against commercial whaling, has now received a 2009 update.

New features include

  • a Mac version
  • players can now capture protesters that get too close to the whaling vessel
  • online leaderboards

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Re: Whaling Protest Game "Harpooned" Gets an Update

I missed the segment, but did catch the listener comments the next day. Sounds like it would have been a great segment.

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Re: Whaling Protest Game "Harpooned" Gets an Update

We could always just start sinking the ships that went into international waters to harpoon a whale...lol!

Hope that it does some good.

 

Ironically enough, it's illegal to hunt whale in Oklahoma. It apparently used to happen a lot.

 

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Re: Whaling Protest Game "Harpooned" Gets an Update

LOL

 

This just reminded me of local NPR station on April 1st reading letters about whale farming in Illinois.  So many people called to complain about the readers lack of emotion on the subject and how we should all go to Illinois and save these whales from being treated as such.

 

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Re: Whaling Protest Game "Harpooned" Gets an Update

I missed the segment, but did catch the listener comments the next day. Sounds like it would have been a great segment.

As for the game, it is a rather fun little shooter. I liked playing it. It does raise the issue as comments from ignorant people who never played it showed.

Hope for the best with the new release.

E. Zachary Knight
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