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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Islamic Videogames

In an effort to partake in the "Clash of Civilizations" in a more indirect way, there seems to be a number of videogame developers who , in an attempt to counter the "Oh so successful" Christian viedogame revolution, are developing Islamic videogames. Please do not confuse Anti-Israeli games such as "Undersiege"- an Intifidah videogame- or Hezbollah's very own videogame "Special Force" with the Islamic videogames. The Islamic videogames are far more PC than that. For example, you have Ummah Defense and Ummah Defense 2, where the whole world is Muslim and at peace until a revolt by the disbelievers- led by Abu LahabXVIII- ,and your job is too crush the disbelievers army, who all happen to be Robots. Apparently in the future, even Robots will have to be Muslims. Who knew? Or you have the Maze of Destiny, the Zelda-Like game where you have to defeat the evil Wizard Darlack who kidnapped the Quran-Knowing people, whom you have to rescue and hid a page full of Quranic verses somewhere in his dungeon, which you have to find. Only then will the spell that Darlack the deceiver cast on the people be broken and everyone will return to being Muslim again and live in peace and harmony and love. Nice, huh? I love this shit.


At 8/14/2005 04:05:00 AM, Anonymous Suz said...

Wow...I have resisted the belief that Muslims want to kill ALL the unbelievers. It's becoming irrefutable. Muslims need a SERIOUS reformation, man.

At 8/14/2005 07:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


You are hysterical. The games, on the other hand, are warped. As the first post stated, reformation. A concept who's time has come for the Muslim world.


At 8/14/2005 07:29:00 AM, Blogger Highlander said...

SM , do you know who is making and marketing these games ? I don't think it's Arabs ...but let me know ok ?

At 8/14/2005 09:19:00 AM, Blogger thewiz said...

Now I am confused. Using the Quran as part of a video game. . . .ain't that just a tad bit disrespectful?? Shouldn't there be rioting, burning US and Israeli flags? Killing some infidels just to get our point across and show up on CNN and Al Jazeera??

At 8/14/2005 02:06:00 PM, Anonymous Jordan from Left Canada said...

Too funny...

Capitolism is like society's version of alcohol, it brings out honesty... which is sometimes ugly :)

At 8/15/2005 02:52:00 AM, Blogger Highlander said...

As I thought, SM ... you did notice who ARE the people behind these 'Islamic' games have you ?
Well here is their contact address as displayed on their wesbsite http://www.islamgames.com/cont.html

Iqra Learning Centre
49a Bude Road,
Leeds, LS11 6HX
United Kingdom
Charity Reg. # 1095966

Isn't that the city where at least one of the London bombers came from ?

and below are other addresses provided for 'recent events' hmmm
July 2-4. 2004
The 29th Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Annual Convention
Cleveland Ohio

September 3-6, 2004
41st Annual ISNA Convention
ISLAM: Dialogue, Devotion and Development
Rosemont, Illinois,

None of these are in the Arab/Muslim world or by Arabs if I understood well ...unlike the other two games about the Lebanese fighting the Israeli invasion "Special force" which clearly gives addresses in LEBANON and other ARAB countries ( click on the website) or "Undersiege" about the intifada against Israeli OCCUPATION of West Bank and Gaza. And the people who made this videogame have also clearly written who they are : UnderAsh, UnderSiege Game are registered trade marks for AKFARMEDIA Co. Damascus, SYRIA All Rights reserved.

"it does not include suicide bombing or any terrorist simulation, level contents are inspired by real stories of Palestinian people, that were documented by United Nation records (1978-2004)"

Both were legitimate , historical fights, and as we have seen the Israelis have started recently to pull out from Gaza...

Now for the Islam games of UmmahI and II that is a lot of crap , and as thewizz said the Koran should be more respected and not put in a game. In fact these games remind me of star wars and harry potter , they are in English and targeted at a non-arabic speaking audience and the terminology/linguistics used is not that of Arabs..that's clearly western influenced or at least by asian non-arab Muslims ( no offense to anyone ) but I'm still not convinced that this is how an Arab thinks, compare the ones made by the Arabs in Arab/Muslim countries and compare those Ummah seeking videogames.

Obviously Muslims are all put in the same bag and usually Arabs ( or Middle-Easterners and North Africans) are the ones always targetted but you have to remember that we cannot be responsible about what our Asian brothers are doing are we?

Sigh..I kind of lost the track of what the whole point of my answer was ...please figure it out somebody!

At 5/12/2006 01:13:00 PM, Blogger jdarlack said...

Darlack? Interesting, I'm named after an evil wizard. Is there any meaning to this name from an islamic standpoint?


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