LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – The standoff between Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management was no laughing matter, and the showdown may not be over.
However, that didn’t stop a local app developer from having a little fun with the situation.
The free app, Bundy Ranch Shootout, pits Bundy against agents of the “Federal Bureau of Cows.”
“Poking fun at it is a way of melting the ice, and poking fun at the situation helps us digest it and understand it,” said Ryan Drewrey with Digi Sky Media, the app’s creator.
“We tried to make it non-offensive in [every] way. We renamed the federal agents so we weren’t poking fun at a specific government agency,” Drewrey continued.
Drewrey said the game has received a great deal of feedback, good and bad.
“There was a retired BLM agent that said the game was silly, not funny and very irresponsible,” he said. “As long as they’re interested in watching a news story about the Bundy ranch, you’d probably be interested in playing the game.”
Drewrey said the app has been downloaded hundreds of times.