“Playing Columbine: A True Story of Video Game Controversy “
Made on a shoestring budget with entry-level middleware, “Super Columbine Massacre RPG!” has easily provoked more debate and discussion than one could imagine a 16-bit role-playing game ever would. In the documentary “Playing Columbine: a true story of videogame controversy,” the history of the game is traced back to its inception, through the 2006 shooting at Dawson College in which the game was singled out by the media as a “murder simulator” that “trained” the shooter, and finally the game’s removal from the list of finalists at the Slamdance 2007 Guerrilla Gamemaker Competition – prompting half the entries and a sponsor to pull out of the festival in protest. Clearly the game has polarized audiences worldwide, giving way to ardent defenders as well as staunch critics.
This will be the first time the film is shown in Canada, and only the 3rd worldwide. Full details on the film and the trailer can be found at
Free for IGDA members and MIGS attendees
$5 for non-members
8:00 p.m. (after MIGS)