An Iranian-born video-game designer wants players to relive history with a new game that gives users a first-person perspective on the 1979 Iranian revolution.
"1979 Revolution: Black Friday" lets gamers experience the tumultuous events through the eyes of a photojournalist who is watching his country unravel. Released Tuesday by indie game designer iNK Stories, the game has garned acclaim for its accurate depiction of the revolution. The lead on the project, Navid Khonsari -- a former Rockstar Games designer who helped developed the popular “Grand Theft Auto” series – says he wanted to create a game that is not only historically accurate but could also lead to a new genre of video games.
The game offers multiple scenarios based on the revolution, but does not include the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.