Super Columbine Massacre RPG; Web based art; copyright Andres Manniste, 2007;internet art; Montreal; Canada
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CONTENTS: A FREE Role Playing Game (RPG) for your PC devoid of malware, spyware or other junk.
DESCRIPTION: This game delves into the morning of April 20th, 1999 and asks players to relive that day through the eyes of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, those responsible for the deadliest school shooting in American history. Preview pictures can be found below.
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP, 233mhz processor, 128mb RAM, 50mb disk space, soundcard (optional). WINDOWS USERS ONLY.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Save "ColumbineRPG.zip" to your desktop or another folder of your choice and open it using Winzip (or a similar program). Run "Setup.exe" and create a folder for the game on your hard drive. The "README.txt" file contains basic game instructions. Finally, run "RPG_RT.exe" to PLAY.
If you do not have an unzipping program, you may download Winzip here.
A WORD TO THE WISE: Save your game whenever possible and explore! This game is intended to deepen the understanding of the shooting and its possible causes. What the player takes out of it is ultimately dependant upon what the player puts into it.
Please feel free to peruse the press room, the discussion forum, and the artist's statement sections for thoughts and ideas on video gaming, the shooting and aftermath, and how unconventional art forms can present important social critique.
"I said this game is one of the most important in gaming history, which I meant for two reasons. First, [the creator] has used a video game (successfully, I might add) to explore an important socio-cultural event. This is, hopefully, the first step towards the acceptance of video games as a legitimate medium for the expression of serious thought. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, it is one of the only psychological explorations of the Columbine killers ever completed, and its sincerity is evident in the care displayed in the design of the game. It reminds us that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the murderers of Columbine, were victims of Columbine, as well." - Ryan Moore, The Pale Writer