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Bundy Ranch saga now available as a game

Reported by: Sergio Avila
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Updated: 5/30/2014 4:09 pm

LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- The Cliven Bundy standoff unfolded in Bunkervile like an old western movie, pitting the Bureau of Land Management against armed militia members.

The saga has now inspired some local developers to create a video game about the drama.

Not everyone thinks it's funny.

The 29-year-old who came up with the idea for the Bundy Ranch shootout says they made it to poke fun at both sides of the Bundy argument.

They equate it to spoofs we've seen on comedy shows poking fun of the bundy situation.

In the game, a scene invites players to shoot at what look like federal agents.

The developers admit the game has rubbed some people the wrong way but all in all they feel this game is a success.

When you open the Bundy Ranch shootout game you're greeted by patriotism.

"We tried to make it funny from the get go," said 29-year-old Ryan Drewery who created the game with his company Digi Sky Games.

"I've been seeing this story in a lot of different places. I saw it on the regular news, I also saw in on Tthe Daily Show," he said. "I saw it on the Young Turks. I saw it on Bill Mahr and there's a way to have comedy with news stories and I thought I could I bring that to mobile games."

With images of the Bundy standoff making national news, Drewry saw an opportunity.

They created the Federal Bureau of Cows that surround a ranch. A jab at the Bureau of Land Management but Bundy and his supporters also get made fun of.

The idea of the game is to let cows escape while a rancher shoots at agents from the FBC.

Drewery says they made it a point to walk a line down the center of this argument.

"We're actually not to taking a side. It would be easier if we were to take a side, instead we want to be getting you the information in a way that will make you laugh," Drewery said.



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