An Iranian student group launched a computer game that combines the international standoff over Tehran’s nuclear program with the detention of Iranian diplomats in war-torn Iraq.
The "Rescue the Nuke Scientist" video game, designed by the Union of Students Islamic Association, simulates an attempt to rescue two Iranian nuclear scientists kidnapped by the U.S. military, detained in Iraq then moved to Israel.
The eight-level game starts in Iraq, where a husband-and-wife team of nuclear experts, named Saeed and Maryam, are captured by U.S. occupation forces during a pilgrimage to the Shia holy shrine in Karbala, in central Iraq. Game players then take on the role of Iranian security forces carrying out a mission dubbed “The Special Operation”, which involves penetrating fortified locations to release the nuclear scientists, who are transferred from Iraq to Israel. To complete the game successfully, players must enter Israel, kill U.S. and Israeli troops, seize their laptops which contain secret information and finally liberate the scientists.
Iran's red, white and green flag flutters in the top right corner throughout the game.
The game’s creators said it’s a response to a U.S.-based company's "Assault on Iran" game, which simulates U.S. Special Forces destroying the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran. Is this the way all wars should be fought ?