Violent game publisher releases NRA shooting app

Violent game publisher releases NRA shooting app
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

January 15th 2013 at 2:09PM

iOS title for ages four and up launched on App Store by zombie game outfit

Outspoken US anti-game violence and pro-gun group the National Rifle Association (NRA) has hired a violent game publisher to create a shooting game for mobile.

Following an outcry against the alledged impact of violent games in the US in relation to a string of recent shootings, the NRA has released a ‘practice range’ shooting game on iOS.

The title, described as suitable for ages four and over, allows users to harness up to nine firearms and shoot at targets as they appear on the game’s three shooting ranges.

The app's description also reads however as offering a number of safety and educational tips on gun handling.

Despite the NRA’s stance on violent games, the group has taken on the services of mobile games publisher MEDL Mobile to develop the title, which has previously released a number of violet games called Boxhead.

The series, which has three separate releases, is described as a fast paced shooter in which users must fend off hordes of "flesh-eating zombies" with an array of weapons.

Dead zombies leave a puddle of blood, and the title leads with the tagline: “Prepare for mayhem, things are going to get bloody”.

The NRA: Practice Range app is currently free to download, although users can unlock an MK11 for 69p through in-app purchases.