Amir Mizra Hekmati, a former marine and game designer, has been accused and confessed to
being a spy for the CIA and producing culturally subversive games for Kuma Reality Game
s. According to his confession
, “This computer company was receiving money from the CIA to (produce) and design and distribute for free special movies and games with the aim of manipulating public opinion in the Middle East.”
The company produced several titles, some involving dinosaurs and the mafia, but also includes a first person shooter set in the middle east which included scenarios to kill Islamist figures like Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Osama bin Laden, and another playthru involves preventing Iran from opening nuclear power plants. Kotaku
has contacted Kuma for comment but as yet has received no reply.
A spokesman for the* White House’s National Security Council stated that
, *”Allegations that Mr. Hekmati either worked for, or was sent to Iran by the CIA are false. The Iranian regime has a history of falsely accusing people of being spies, of eliciting forced confessions, and of holding innocent Americans for political reasons.” *The White House is demanding his release and requested he be granted legal aid from the Swiss Embassy. For more information see the full article at Gamasutra