Angry Robot

Street Wars

Here’s an article in the Globe about the Toronto edition of Street Wars, a big game in which participants must “assassinate” other registered players with a watergun, with the entire city as the playing field. It’s an interesting sort of game, and indicates the influence of video games beyond the “video” realm, where the fun of the virtual is injected back into the real. In the words of the game’s creator, Franz Aliquo:

I said: Dude, I’m watching people do interesting things on TV, I’m doing all this awesome stuff in fake worlds in video games, but it would be better for my life if I could get out and do the same types of things.

True dat. Interesting also that cops and mayors tend to object to the game, because of the violent ‘theme’.