Computer game simulates JFK assassination

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A computer game that allows users to play the role of Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was released Monday by Traffic Games, a Scottish software company.

The release of the downloadable game coincided with the 41st anniversary of President Kennedy's 1963 assassination in Dallas, Texas, at the hands of Oswald, who fired three shots into the presidential motorcade as it passed through Dealy Plaza.


According to the Web site where the game may be downloaded, "The core of (the game) is that it recreates the events unfolding in Dealey Plaza at 12:30 (p.m.) on November 22nd 1963, as seen through the eyes of Lee Harvey Oswald." Players assume the role of Oswald, scoring points by duplicating the Warren Commission's account of Kennedy's murder.

Actions taken that are outside the commission's findings result in the loss of points.

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