Swinefighter, by Jude Gomilla and Immad Akhund, is a Flash game that tasks players with "destroying" swine flu viruses.
The game, which was released about a week ago, is the latest example of a growing genre called "news games"--titles that are created quickly after significant news events and spread virally around the world on social media sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.
Swinefighter was created by Gomilla and Akhund in one night after the swine flu outbreak.
Many of the games stretch the limits of taste and are often considered controversial, but they attract huge audiences as well.
May 8, 2009 4:00 AM PDT
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