Video game company Landfall Games has added a new, hilarious simulation game to its inventory. Intended to create cartoonish medieval battle scenes, the Totally Accurate Battle Simulator allows players to pit red and blue armies against each other.
Today, some of the most popular video games involve military-inspired imagery and gameplay. The juggernaut first person-shooter series Call of Duty has sold almost 200 million copies as of July 2014. A look at the game database of Giant Bomb reveals nearly 1,000 titles with a “modern military” setting. But the relationship between the commercial games industry and the American military establishment goes deeper than simple inspiration.