The other day, the famous indie activist Rami Ismail wrote a big Twitter thread criticizing the shooter Six Days in Fallujah about the war in Iraq. Last night, the developer’s account was deleted from the social network.
So far, Ismail has not commented on what happened.
Recall that in his thread, Ismail responded very emotionally about a recent interview with Peter Tamte. The head of the publishing house Victura said that there will be no place for politics in the game dedicated to the battle in the Iraqi city of Fallujah. They say, so the authors of the shooter will be able to better convey human stories.
According to Ismail, the creators of Six Days in Fallujah decided to simply “make money on human suffering” and release a pro-American project.
The thread quickly attracted the attention of the audience, but, as the indie developer then noted, it was not strong enough. The fact is that last December, against the background of the problematic release of Cyberpunk 2077, Ismail published another long series of tweets. In it, he talked about the certification process of games on consoles. After that, about two dozen journalists sent him interview requests.
At the same time, none of the journalists contacted the developer, which Ismail later complained about in a separate tweet. Some time later, representatives of the press appeared in the comments, but it is unknown whether at least one interview took place.
It should be noted that Ismail’s statements were also partially supported by Neil Druckmann, co-president of Naughty Dog studio. His account is still active.