It seems that attention whore extraordinaire Danny Ledonne tried to backdoor his game into the Slamdance Festival competition but as a documentary rather than a game.
Ledonne showed a demo of his travesty of a game, Super Columbine Massacre: RPG, to Slamdance juror and filmmaker Brian Flemming. Flemming then discussed the “game” with two other jurors. The three jurors then decide they were going to award Ledonne an unofficial special jury prize. But their intention was to try to slip it past Slamdance director Peter Baxter by surprising the audience by announcing the special prize along with the film documentary award. However, Peter Baxter caught wind of it and put a stop to the award claiming that the award could not be presented to music clearance issues. The game contains midis of copyrighted music.
How do we know all this? Ledonne told Joystiq himself. I’ll give Captain Smug this much. he definitely knows how to market himself.
To make matters worse Ledonne says he’s going to make a documentary about the game and all the controversy surrounding it.
If I didn’t know any better I’d say that was his plan all along. Create controversy and turn it around to a film career.
If Mr. Ledonne is still serious about not trying to cash in on Columbine then he should put his money where his mouth is. If he successfully makes the documentary and money he makes from it should be noted to the Columbine Memorial fund. But then the Memorial isn’t dedicated to his heroes. Only the victims.