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December 16, 2010

Sonderkommando Revolt video game — Update

Filed under: Dachau, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 11:22 am

There is a new YouTube video, called a game teaser.  It gives a preview of the Sonderkommando Revolt video game which is due out on January 1, 2011.

Update: Dec. 27, 2010:

It turns out that the video game, Sonderkommando Revolt, will not be released; the developer has withdrawn the video game because negative criticism has caused him a lot of stress.  The YouTube video has now been made private.  Bloggers who know something about video games are calling for support for the developer and saying that it should be released.  I agree.  It took four years for a team to create this video game and there is no reason not to release it.   It might even cause young people to study the history of the story upon which the game is based.  So, it’s all good.

Return to my original post:

The YouTube preview shows that the video game is very, very loosely based on events that happened during the Holocaust.  Sonderkommando Revolt does not reflect real history; it merely uses some icons of the Holocaust, such as the Arbeit Macht Frei gate at Dachau and the Black Wall at the Auschwitz main camp.  The real life Sonderkommando revolt took place at the Auschwitz II camp, aka Birkenau.

I am not a video game player, so my opinion is worth nothing, nada, zip, but I’m going to give my opinion anyway:  the Sonderkommando Revolt video game is no different than any other video game. In other words, it is harmless fun — no big deal.  (more…)

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