Bored of Farmville? Try Tahrir Square, the game
An Egyptian games developer has released a Facebook game based on battles between protesters and thugs during the 2011 uprising
Eslam Omar, Wednesday 15 May 2013
Facebook game Tahrir Square Defense
In May, Facebook users who are looking to waste a little time online will have a new option; a game called Tahrir Square Defense will allow them to relive the glory days of the 2011 Egyptian revolution.
Alkottab, the Egyptian games development company responsible for the game, describe it as a “tower defence game” that is built around the events of the so-called Battle of the Camel on 2 February 2011, when a peaceful sit-in in Tahrir was attacked by armed thugs riding horses and camels.
The developers say the game will allow players to "have a glimpse of the battle that happened that day and witness how the people stood to defend their freedom."
Alkottab is a games and animation studio founded by Eslam Almohandes, Omar El-Khafif and Mahmoud Adly Ezzat.
"We believe that games and cartoons are not only for entertainment, but also for delivering high values like changing people perception to problems and raising nation causes in the heart of the youth [sic]," reads the company's website.
The game provides cartoon visuals of the iconic square, and also includes real sound recordings from the square and politicians' speeches during the early days of the revolution.