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Riot, the 8bit riot simulator based on real life events

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A team of Italian game developers are currently raising money to fund the development of an 8bit riot simulator "based on the actions of real riots happening around the world,' aptly named Riot.

"The main purpose of this project is to create a game that will get people to be interactive with two opposing forces during clashes between rioters and police while showing the moral aspects and viewpoints of both sides," its Indiegogo page states.

Gameplay includes "hot seat" versus mode and single player campaign. The simulator will launch on iOS and Android devices first with an eventual Mac and PC releases.

The team notes that they need to raise money for "software, licenses, a means to have every member of our team eat and sleep under a roof," since it is almost impossible to source game development funding in Italy, in its current state. At the time of writing, the flexible funding campaign has raised $1,500 of its $15,000 goal with 26 days left.

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