While Adult Swim's flash games aren't known for classy content, two have been singled out by animal rights group PETA for being especially animal friendly. Humans killing polar bears is bad, but polar bears killing humans wins awards.
Polar Bear Payback is an action game in which the player takes on the role of a bloody-mouthed polar bear, tearing baby seal hunters limb-from-limb in a spectacular display of gore. Tofu Hunter is a game in which players hunt tofu-based creatures that scream and bleed when killed. This is a sure sign of progress, according to PETA, which is why Adult Swim is taking home a PETA Proggy Award for Most Animal-Friendly Gaming of the Year.
"By portraying the killing of animals for sport, food, or fur in a negative way, these games encourage players to give animals a break and stop eating, wearing, and shooting them," says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. "Kudos to Adult Swim for recognising that concern for animal rights has moved squarely into the mainstream."
Does anyone offer an award for the most human-unfriendly game of the year?