This Moronic Sandy Hook 'Game' Is Probably Fake [UPDATE]

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People wasted no time last month following the tragic events at Sandy Hook, judging from the existence of a dev blog that purports to show screenshots of Sandy Hook: The Game. According to the website, the game is the "official video game of the sandy hook massacre, you play as Adam Lanza."

Not much is shown in terms of game design, which makes it difficult to judge whether or not this is real. My gut says no, especially given how flippant it all seems (there is a postcard that straight has a caption with the word 'edgy' in it for example) but that may be mostly because I want to have a shred of hope in humanity. Also because the game just seems fake somehow.

"Dylan Hockley tells you to have a very edgy Christmas."

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If it is real, it seems to be in early stages of development. It seems that there are plans for certain characters such as Nancy Lanza, and some of the professors at the school.

Despite the obvious discomfort around such an idea, perhaps this shouldn't be surprising—Columbine had its own game, after all. Regardless, this looks kind of stupid.

We are reaching out to the folks behind the blog to find out more and will update as we come to know more information.

UPDATE: The game has an indieDB page, made by the same user behind the blog—LiveCort. The game's full page has been taken down though, possibly because of the subject matter.


Either way, the profile claims that the game developer is 37 and from Canada. Apparently he has worked on a different game called The Kid's Super Tower Defence as well.

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I'd have maybe not publicized this, but it's your call.

Speaking of Columbine, I'm reading a really in-depth book (by Dave Cullen) about that shooting. So many facts were misreported early on and never corrected. Did you know they had bombs placed in the lunchroom that, if the wiring hadn't been faulty, would have killed 500 easy? They did it on the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing (and the Waco standoff's finale) to try to one-up Timothy McVeigh.

The two kids were also very different from each other, and very different than how the media portrayed them. It's a fascinating read. I recommend it.