A game app about Mexico’s drug war launched this week. It’s called NarcoGuerra, and it challenges you to “end the never-ending war.”
Narco Guerra developers argue that the whole point of this game, which is designed for mobile phones and tablets and costs .99 cents, is to make you think about how hard it is to stop the drug trade.
“Better that we are talking about this topic and why it is happening, whatever the medium being used, than we turn a blind eye and pretend it is not going on,” Tomas Rawlings, the Narco Guerra developer, said in a recent press release.
“The War on Drugs has been going on for more than 40 years now, and we wanted to explore why that is,” added Rawlings.
In NarcoGuerra, you are asked to act as Mexico’s Police Chief. You get money, weapons, and troops, and must decide how to deploy these limited resources around Mexico, as you try to rid different parts of the country of cartel activity. Certain actions, like taking down a cartel leader in one area of Mexico, also generate reactions like the emergence of new cartels. This gives users an idea of what the real drug war is like.
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