Ethnic Cleansing (video game)

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Ethnic Cleansing
Developer(s) National Alliance (United States)
Publisher(s) Resistance Records
Engine Genesis3D
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) January 21, 2002
Genre(s) First person shooter
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution 1 CD-ROM

Ethnic Cleansing (2002) is a computer game developed by Resistance Records, an underground music label owned by the National Alliance[1] specializing in Neo-Nazi and white supremacist bands. The game was developed using Genesis3D, an open source game engine.

Plot[edit]

In the game, the protagonist (the player can choose either a neo-Nazi or a Klansman) runs through a ghetto killing African-Americans and Latinos, before descending into a subway system to kill Jews.

Controversy[edit]

The Anti-Defamation League publicized the existence of the game and unsuccessfully lobbied the developers of Genesis3D to change their licensing conditions to prohibit the use of the engine to develop racist games.[2] They have also lobbied the Interactive Digital Software Association to encourage their members to adopt such policies.[3]

Stuff Magazine named Ethnic Cleansing the 40th most controversial video game of all time in January 2003.[4] In 2010, UGO ranked it as the #1 most racist video game in history.[5]

Sequels and similar games[edit]

A sequel called White Law was released by the same developer in June 2003 with a similar premise, where the player assumes the role of a police officer going postal. It, however, attracted much less attention than Ethnic Cleansing. Both White Law and Ethnic Cleansing can only be ordered directly from Resistance Records.

Another game, ZOG's Nightmare was made by Jim Ramm, a former National Socialist Movement member. Both Ethnic Cleansing and ZOG's Nightmare have similar premises. ZOG's Nightmare however, is much larger, having 8 levels instead of Ethnic Cleansing's two.

Initially, Resistance Records intended to create a similar line of games based on the events of the Turner Diaries, however only White Law and Zog's Nightmare have been released so far.[6][7]

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