Explore the Deeper Meanings of the Bush Administration’s Energy Policies: Online Web Game

0 Posted by - April 23, 2007 - Blog

How’s this for a storyline — you do everything in your power to collect as many barrels of oil as you can, shoot at Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein whenever they appear, all the while keeping an eye out for weapons of mass destruction which, if you get them, let’s you win the game. Throughout, a clownish president dances around who doesn’t do anything, but is damned distracting. This describes in a nutshell the online interactive satirical game Texas Style Oil Shoot Out. This may come as a surprise, but the game is irritatingly simple. If you want to play, go here. Apparently, highscore earners are being recruited for senior positions in certain U.S. foreign conflicts…

Texas Style Oil Shoot Out was created by Chip Neville who teaches at the University of Tampa.

PS. If you find yourself playing for a while and not winning, the secret lies in knowing your headlines. Game rules based (kinda mostly) on historical fact.

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