Saturday, May 14, 2011 | Categories: Day 6 Blog
(image source: kotaku)
The CIA invited members of the US government's House and Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees to see the photos of Osama bin Laden after he was killed.
The White House insists it will not release the photos to the general public. But virtual, video game versions of Osama's death are available online. And they're playable.
The day after the news broke of the Bin Laden mission, gaming developer Kuma Games started work on a playable video game version of the raid on the Abbottabad compound.
By Saturday, the game was online. The mission is simple: you have five minutes to find Osama, kill him, gather intelligence, blow up the damaged helicopter and get to a ship. Then, you can dump his body into the sea.
It's not the first time this developer has ripped headlines from the front page and turned them into computer games. Brian Crecente is the editor-in-chief of Kotaku, an online video game blog. He was invited by Kuma Games to watch the near final development stages of the Osama game last week.
You can play the game for free by following this link (look for "Kuma War").
MORE OF KOTAKU'S COVERAGE OF OSAMA BIN LADEN IN VIDEO GAMES
The gaming blog has a lots on Osama bin Laden as a game character. Here are a few worthy reads.
Is the bin Laden Kill Game Cathartic, Educational, or Just Ghoulish? -- Brian Crecente's original post on the Kuma Games edition.
The 10 Game Deaths of Osama bin Laden -- though not comprehensive, gives you a good sense that OBL has long been a popular figure in gaming
Osama bin Laden's Demise, as Told Through a Game of Super Mario Bros. -- needs no further explanation