Let me start by saying: I know this game isn’t new, so for those of you rushing to want to let me know it came out last year, I’m aware.
That said, last year was the horrific shooting at Pulse Nightclub, during a time I lived in, and loved, Orlando.
Unfortunately, that article, where I talk about the way that people respond to these tragedies with social media updates, thoughts, prayers, profile pic changes, and other bullshit, no-action actions, is still relevant today.
Even more so, since 59 people were just killed in Las Vegas. Even after the 49 people killed in a nightclub in Orlando. And even after the 20 elementary school students killed in Connecticut before that.
So since I’m a writer, and not a game developer (I wish!), I was thrilled to see that someone had taken my feelings and put them into a game: Thoughts & Prayers. Officially, the game is by GOP Arcade, but I would love to meet and shake the hand of the developer that created it.
If you’re interested in seeing how your Thoughts & Prayers measure up against gun violence, here you go: https://www.thoughtsandprayersthegame.com/. [Game Screenshot Above]