Is there ever a great time to launch a recreation about gun violence in the USA?
There have been so many ways in which it may go incorrect.
Initially, would it not even discover its viewers? On the floor, The American Dream appears to be like like simply one other first-person shooter. Would that be sufficient to kill it proper there? Would the individuals with their fingers on the heart beat of the VR gun scene even be those to snigger on the thought of a recreation the place each motion requires you to fireside a bullet? Or would the audience for the sport’s message be too busy enjoying pacifistic titles like Stardew Valley or Undertale to even take discover?
Then there’s the problem of Poe’s Legislation: the concept the extra you decide to an correct parody of one thing, the upper the prospect that individuals will miss that you simply’re poking enjoyable at one thing, as a substitute taking your satire actually. Would individuals understand The American Dream was a joke, or would they suppose it was simply one other recreation the place all you do is shoot?
Greater than all that although is the truth that in the USA, we hardly ever go greater than a pair weeks with out a mass taking pictures. Regardless for those who suppose we want stronger or softer gun legal guidelines as a way to combat the issue, the underlying feeling is the sport. Everyone seems to be afraid. The discourse is poisoned. No person trusts anyone now, and we’re all very drained.
How are you imagined to launch a comedy recreation about American gun tradition within the face of all that? Nicholas McDonnell and Winston Tang of Samurai Punk could also be two of the one individuals on the planet who can communicate to that query, so we requested them.