Likeliness for a media backlash and general racial and religious controversy around this game: 100%
Likeliness that many people won’t get past the first level of interpretation when playing: 100%
Actually, this looks only like cheap provocation, whereas September 12th was a little more nuanced in its delivery of the same message. Its just too easy to interpret this game the wrong way…
Update: The story ended up pulled from IndieGames.com, after generating a storm of negative comments and racist flames. I think it managed to stay up for, what… two, three hours? I guess my 100%s weren’t that off.
Anyways, you can still follow the controversy over at the Something Awful forums.