Step side, Goat Simulator, “The Slippery Slope to Violent Extremism” has arrived. Brought to you by the FBI, this game teaches its youthful demographic the distorted logic of violent extremism, level by goat-galloping level at a time.
In “The Slippery Slope“, you play as a mountain goat, trekking your way past natural obstacles like rocks, hills and trees, or whatever the grey and green blocky obstacles are supposed to represent. Upon the completion of each level, which doesn’t take much longer than a few seconds, the player is rewarded with an example of “Distorted Logic”. These messages include “We must defend our traditions”, and “The use of violence is the only way to defend our beliefs,” and “our violent actions will result in a better future.”
It’s not as easy as it sounds, though, as our valiant mountain goat protagonist appears to have Link’s hover boots for hooves while running across petroleum slick grass. The controls are only the left and right keys, but steer your goat too extremely and you’ll run into obstacles and shatter into dozens of cubic wooly fragments.
Regardless of whether or not you are able to complete the game without expending all of your lives, the messages of the game that follow each level will roll across the screen. This series of messages is a part of the FBI’s site “Don’t be a Puppet,” designated to the fight against violent extremism. This site is meant to educate the youth of America on the dangers of violent extremism, what defines an extremist group, and where to seek help if needed.
“The Slippery Slope” is available to play online now!