A FRENCH video game developer is in hot water after he designed a game that describes how the Nazis tortured children.
Luc Bernard mentioned the plot outline of Imagination Is the Only Escape on his bog and immediately became embroiled in a row over the content.
All over Internet bogs, the game has been dubbed as sick.
The game, designed for the Nintendo DS, tells the story of a young boy in eastern France during the German occupation who seeks escape from real-life horror through a fantasy world.
It is packed full of dark historical facts and is a little different from Nintendo's fare of cute ponies and fluffy bunnies.
So much so that it is unlikely that the game will be distributed in the US.
However, the game distributors say that, although the game is serious, it is still good for young children to play. However there seems to be a bit of confusion about what Bernard could put in.
Originally the distributor Alten8, which is British, asked Bernard, whose mum was Jewish, to remove swastikas from the game.
Oddly, there is no on screen violence and a spokeswoman for the Anti-Defamation League thought that it might be a good way of teaching lessons of the Holocaust. Although she had not seen it to see if it was tasteful.
Looks like all those war comics we grew up with have now gone the way of Andy Pandy, Enid Blyton, and Little Black Sambo.
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