The Palestinian video game shaking up the industry

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A new video game pitting a sole Palestinian fighter against the Israeli military will be released in December, promising an alternative perspective to the Israel-Palestine conflict. Knights of Al-Aqsa Mosque (Fursan Al-Aqsa) is a first-person shooter set in Jerusalem where players guide the Ahmad Al-Falastini – a Palestinian student “unjustly tortured and jailed” by Israel – through the streets of the city as he confronts Israeli soldiers. Palestinian-Brazilian Nidal Nijm spent more than a decade developing the game alone using the FPS Creator in 2009 before switching to the Unreal Engine 3 pr…

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