A video game is being developed in the United States, in which the player can torture prisoners in a jail in Iraq by assuming the role of an American soldier.
Work on the project started two years ago by a designer team in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Atlantic reported on Monday.
The designers claim that the game is aimed at bringing the player uncomfortably close to torture against inmates at the infamous Camp Bucca in southeastern Iraq, where the US troops held suspects of the so-called US war on terror between 2003, when the Iraq War started, and 2009.
They say they also want to bring more attention to abuses at the camp, situated in the vicinity of Umm Qasr, as they have been underreported compared to the ones in the Guantanamo Bay prison and Abu Ghraib.
What’s in game?
The story of the game occurs in an undetermined time during the US invasion and occupation of Iraq.
The player is supposed to interact with Iraqi inmates, wearing the trademark…