Whale hunting… err… researching game

“Whale numbers seem to be decreasing in this area. We need to kill more whales to determine the cause of this decrease.”

That’s the kind of ironic humor that laces “Harpooned”:http://harpooned.org/, the Japanese Cetacean Research Simulator. Playing off of the Japanese insistence that they are only doing innocent research on whales despite continued whale hunting, this game puts you in the captain’s seat of a Japanese “research vessel” collecting whale meat and avoiding protesters. This game is hilarious, and though most of it is covered in the “preview video”:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR4KN6EfX6M embedded below, it’s well worth playing yourself.

Previously featured on Duenos:
* “Who the Hell is Pro-whaling?”:http://duenos.net/article/48/who-the-hell-is-pro-whaling