The absolute front runner for the “things that made me fall out of my chair in pure hilarity” award today has to be the story about a video game developed by some Iranian guys called “Rescue The Nuke Scientist”. Yes, this is real. Apparently this is the first Iranian made Nuclear Energy video game.
An Iranian hard-line student group unveiled a new video game Monday that simulates an attempt to rescue two Iranian nuclear experts kidnapped by the U.S. military and held in Iraq and Israel.
The “Rescue the Nuke Scientist” video game, designed by the Union of Students Islamic Association, was described by its creators as a response to a U.S.-based company’s “Oregon Trail” game, which depicts an American attack on an Iranian nuclear facility. (Okay, I edited that… it’s really in response to “Assault on Iran”, but I envision this Iranian game being a lot like “Oregon Trail”.)
“This is our defense against the enemy’s cultural onslaught,” Mohammad Taqi Fakhrian, a leader of the student group, told reporters Monday.
If you are worried you can’t get your hands on a copy, have no fear…
Fakhrian said his group was trying to market the video game first in Iran and other Muslim countries. But the group also has plans to bring the game, which comes on a CD for computers, to Western countries, he said.
… I honestly kind of expected a floppy disk release.
If you wonder what kind of people create such things…
The game comes from the same student group that was behind the infamous “World Without Zionism” conference in 2005 where President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for Israel to be “wiped off the map.”
… remember how crazy that guy sounds when he opens his mouth, speaks Iranian, then someone translates him? Okay, I have to admit that pull quote is rather boring, I just wanted to bring up President Mahmoud “Crazy” Ahmadinejad. I miss the guy, what’s he been up to lately?
Since that pull quote sucked, this one will be twice as good…
Ali Reza Masaeli, leader of the group that designed the new game, said it took three years for his technical team to produce it. The team was based in Isfahan, a city in central Iran that houses a nuclear site.
… three years? For a video game? …
“It is an entirely Iranian product in response to the U.S. cyber war against Iran,” Masaeli said.
… well, looks like there is at least one war we are winning hands down, the “cyber war against Iran”. If it takes them three years to make a video game, are we really that worried about Nuclear Weapons?
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