An Argentine company has created an online game in which players act as Argentinean “police” and fight British “terrorists” on the Falkland Islands.
The company claims they don’t attend to provoke or offend. The game was downloaded 9,000 times within the first few hours.
“There are two groups – terrorists and police,” the company, Dattatec, explains on its website.
“The members of the Argentine team form part of the police and start the match from the Argentine Cemetery. While in the port area, the English have their base in Stanley and are part of the team named terrorists.”
Local landmarks are replicated in game; however, there are no Union flags in sight.
Both nations claim sovereignty over the Falkland Islands. Last week, island natives voted overwhelmingly to remain British. Argentina claimed the poll was an invalid.
Last year was the 30th anniversary of the 1982 Falklands war, when Argentina invaded the Islands and the British resisted; 650 Argentinean and 255 British soldiers died in the conflict.
The game starts with a video that states, “in 1982, Argentines fought the English to claim back the sovereignty of the Malvinas.” Malvinas is the Spanish name for the islands.