Sunday, 3 October 2010


A student in Germany has developed a game where a player as a border guard can shoot East Germans trying to flee to the West. This game, named "1378 (km)" after the length of the inter-German border, was due to go on sale today, which marks the 20th anniversary of the German unification but has been postponed due to criticism. The creator, Jens Stober, says it is educational and will allow young people to connect with history.

Fischhaber, A. & Reinbold, F. (2010) Shooting East German Escapees: 'Death Strip' Computer Game Sparks Controversy. [Online],1518,720467,00.html#ref=nlint [02/10/2010]
Graupner, H. & Isenson, N. (ed.) (2010) Computer game recreates horrors of former East German border. [Online],,6059839,00.html [03/10/2010]