'The Return of Mokhtar' Urges Players to Put Iranian Reformists to Death

April 9, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

New Delhi Television highlights a new online game that lets players shoot opposition figures involved in the disputed 2009 Iranian presidential election. The online game, which NDTV describes as a Doom style knock-off, allows the player to "confront symbols of sedition" a term popularized in the aftermath of the 2009 presidential election to describe pro-reform supporters who disputed the results.

The game, "The Return of Mokhtar," was developed by media company Nofuzi, and was produced by "youths faithful to the Islamic revolution," according to its website.

Players are charged with shooting Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, two opposition leaders who have been under house arrests since February 2011 and reformist ex-president Mohammad Khatami.

Iranian reformists are clearly not happy with the game and are taking aim at the organization tasked with issuing licenses for video games produced in Iran.

"Its producers did not put forward any requests for a licence," Hossein Moazami, an official at Iran's computer and video games foundation, was quoted as saying by the Arman daily. "Therefore, the relevant authorities at the culture ministry, police and the judiciary will be informed," Moazami said without commenting on the game's content.

Source: New Delhi Television


 
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