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What it’s like making games in Pakistan

Submitted by aftonblack on 14 March, 2017 - 4:19pm

Chappal Strike, a play on shooter agario Counter-Strike, is a student-made game in which the player launches chappals — Pakistani sandals — to take down army helicopters. The game is rooted in one of Pakistan's darkest moments of 2016.

On March 27, 2,000 protesters, culled mainly from the extremist sectarian party Sunni Tehreek, descended on the Parliament House in Islamabad to oppose the execution of Mumtaz Qadri. Qadri was a former bodyguard on trial for assassinating Punjab’s governor at the time, Salmaan Taseer.
"“Within a few minutes of posting it, I started getting an overwhelming response.”"

The killing occurred in broad daylight. Qadri lowered his weapon and was immediately detained. In police custody, he confessed that he killed Governor Taseer because he was upset about Taseer’s attempts to reign in or repeal Pakistan’s blasphemy laws (a highly contentious moral issue in Pakistan).

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