What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Active Shooter is a controversial upcoming first-person shooter simulation that was scheduled for release on Steam on June 6, 2018, but has been cancelled as a result of vocal protest by parents, teachers, and anti-gun activists. Players reportedly would have had the option to play as a SWAT Team member trying to stop a shooter in a variety of situations. The controversy surrounding the game stemmed from the developers' choice to supposedly let players take on the role of a shooter who tracks down and kills civilians and police alike, coupled with the timing of the release so close to the Santa Fe shooting tragedy. All indications pointed to a game that would have been extremely violent, with a variety of firearms, as well as lots of blood (and dead bodies) when people are shot.