The game has come under fire for its subject matter; if you're paying attention to the news coming out of the United States, there's a huge number of real school shootings taking place.
As "honey" in this case is the opportunity to play for the so-called "good guy" who will be the fighter of special goal, which will deal with the evacuation of survivors, and subsequent elimination of the murderers.
On Sunday, Ryan Petty, the father of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High student killed during a shooting at her school in February, called for the game's release to be canceled.
A video game, which lets you play as an active shooter or a SWAT team member, is drawing vast backlash. This is only meant to be the simulation and nothing else.
Set for release next month, Active Shooter is what the video game industry calls a First-Person Shooter, or FPS. If you feel like hurting someone or people around you, please seek help from local psychiatrists or dial 911 (or applicable). "First of all, this game does not promote any sort of violence, especially any sort of a mass shooting", they wrote in a post on Steam, noting that the game was originally just going to be about SWAT teams, but then they decided to make shooters and civilians playable as well. Another one of their games is titled White Power: Pure Voltage.
The game isn't available just yet, and will be on sale from June 6th.
The developer added there were games with themes of mass murder such as Hatred, Postal and Carmageddon already on the platform and said they had contacted Steam developer Valve Corporation for clarification.
Infer Trust, an anti-gun violence organization, told the BBC the game is "in very bad taste" given the fact that there have been 22 school shootings in the USA since the beginning of this year. Why would anybody think it's a good idea to market something violent like that, and be completely insensitive to the deaths of so many children?'
When viewing other titles by Revival games, a pattern emerges of utilizing controversial and emotionally charged content to market their games.
Considering the high amount of criticism, the developer said it will "likely remove the shooter's role", meaning players would only have the option of acting as the SWAT response team.
"While I can see people's anger and why this might be a bad idea for the game, I still feel like this topic should be left alone", the developer said.