Rendition: Guantanamo is an upcoming action game developed by T-Enterprise, a Scottish developer. The game is already receiving its fair share of controversy, because of two reasons: it presents a near-future version of the real life prison (Guantanamo Bay), controlled by mercenaries and filled with scientists who conduct experiments on detainees; the game is also developed with the help of a former detainee, a British Muslim.
Moazzam Begg by his name, the man was considered an Al Qaeda member and spent three years in Guantanamo Bay, so he does indeed know many things about the prison, and he will share his knowledge with the developers in order to help them make Rendition: Guantanamo a game as real as possible.
Unfortunately, during his stay, Begg was tortured and suffered greatly. He says, according to Game Politics: “I was put in solitary confinement with no access to the outside world and no explanation as to why I was being detained. My wife gave birth to my son six months after I was arrested and I saw him for the first time when he was three years old. It would be wrong to say I’m not angry but I’m willing to forgive 1000 times over…”
Of course, Rendition: Guantanamo is already considered a really controversial one – but hopefully the Six Days in Fallujah issue won’t come back to shut down one more interesting project. T-Enterprise promise to keep things as clean as possible: there will be no soldiers killed in the game, just mercenaries, they assure us. Not really the best choice of words… I heard that mercenaries are human, too. But, in the end, it’s just a computer game and nothing is real. Hopefully it’s high quality, though.
Here is a Rendition: Guantanamo teaser trailer: