Game changed to focus on gun crime
A professor at Abertay University has modified one of the world’s most popular video games, invented in Dundee, to reflect the horrors of gun crime culture.
The phenomenon Grand Theft Auto, which has sold more than a quarter of a billion copies, was conceived by Dundee games designers Mike Dailly and David Jones.
The latest iteration, GTA V, has been modified by a professor at Abertay University, to mirror how gun violence in the US has escalated.
Professor Joseph DeLappe has created a modified version of the game to create a regularly updating scene of slaughter.
The video, which plays on a 24-hour loop, was launched on July 4 – US Independence Day – and will portray 7,293 killings, the number of people killed by guns in America since the beginning of the year.
Prof DeLappe said the number of US gun deaths will likely hit more than 15,000 by the end of the year.
He said: “The plague of gun violence in the United States is a longterm problem.”
Professor Joseph DeLappe.