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Riot is a Game That Lets You Pick Both Sides of the Political Strife

By: Michael Baxter - Published: Mar 3, 2014 • References: riotgame.org and psfk
Protesting is generally pretty serious, so a protest game tackling a wide variety of real protest should be too. Riot is a game that points no fingers at either side, rather it allows players to pick whichever side they want when it comes to the turmoil.

The game is an 8-bit style game for the iOS and Android and takes a look at big riots that have taken place such as the ones in Egypt, Italy, Greece and Spain. The situations play out the way they did in real life and players can make actions very similar to what happens in an actual riot.

The protest game is polarizing in that it uses very serious situations as the source material for the game, but at the same time it passes no bias by allowing players to pick their side.