Playing ColumbinePromotional Trailer Released


A new promotional trailer has been released for Playing Columbine, an amateur documentary that traces the history and development of Super Columbine Massacre RPG!

Produced by Danny Ledonne, the movie is based around the reactions of various individuals to his Super Columbine Massacre RPG!, which was itself an expression of outrage over the Columbine killings. Beginning with its inception in the wake of the 1999 shootings and following through its removal from the Slamdance 2007 Guerilla Gamemaker Competition, the movie is intended to “examine the issues surrounding th e future of videogames as an art form and how one game has touched upon the larger development of an emergent form of expression.”

The movie features appearances from a wide range of people, including game journalists, developers, university professors, students, two survivors of school shootings (including Columbine) and Jack Thompson. According to the web site, a “rough edit” of the film is now in progress.

The trailer is available for viewing on Google Video or YouTube, or can be downloaded directly from the Playing Columbine site.

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