Kyle Rittenhouse unveiled a new video game Thursday in which users can assume the cartoon version of him and shoot up wide-eyed "fake news turkeys."

"The media is nothing but a bunch of turkeys with nothing better to do than push their lying agenda and destroy innocent people's lives," Rittenhouse said in a promotional video for the game, which is titled Kyle Rittenhouse's Turkey Shoot.


Proceeds for the game will go to his Media Accountability Project, an initiative with which Rittenhouse aims to file defamation lawsuits against numerous media outlets he believes defamed him with their coverage of his actions during the 2020 riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He collaborated with video game developer Mint Studios for the project.

"We had to step in to help Kyle after we saw what was done to him. Before the trial, you couldn't even mention his name in a positive manner on social media without getting banned. The truth literally got you suspended. We fight for the truth," Mint Chip, the CEO of Mint Studios told the Washington Examiner in a statement.

In the video game, mindless turkeys roam an open, grassy terrain. The cartoon Rittenhouse then blasts the opportunistic foragers, who have slogans such as "fake news" and "MSDNC" painted on their bodies. A timer runs in the background as users vie to see how many turkeys they can decimate in the allotted time.

Rittenhouse touted the new game in a promotion video with a Nerf gun imitating the cartoon turkey-hunting iteration of himself featured in the game. Rap music with the lyrics "We about to bankrupt the fake news" plays in the background.

Rittenhouse's Turkey Shoot
The game features wide-eyed turkeys with cutting slogans such as "fake news" and "MSDNC" painted on their bodies. Photo from Rittenhouse and Mint Studios

"The media has attacked me from day one, and now it's my turn to fight back," Rittenhouse said to the Washington Examiner. "That's why I've decided to launch the Kyle Rittenhouse Turkey Shoot video game and partner with Mint Studios to create a fun and interactive way to get everyone involved in holding the media accountable."

The video game comes at a time when there is a trend of politicos, particularly Republicans, brandishing firearms in ads. Earlier in the week, Missouri Senate contender Eric Greitens sparked controversy with an ad in which he held a gun and went "RINO hunting." Social media platforms cracked down on the ad.

Rittenhouse was catapulted to the national spotlight in 2020, when, at the age of 17, he fatally shot two men and injured a third during the Kenosha riots. He claims he had been acting in defense and had been wielding a rifle in a bid to safeguard businesses in the city during the chaos that unfolded following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

Last November, a jury in Wisconsin acquitted Rittenhouse of all charges, which ranged from intentional homicide to recklessly endangering safety. He announced the Media Accountability Project in February.

"We're going against the fake news turkeys but also going toe to toe with Big Tech for censoring the truth," Rittenhouse vowed.


The game is available for preorder starting Thursday and costs $9.99, with a release slated for this summer. It will be available to play from the website, according to a spokesperson. Mint and Rittenhouse are also exploring the prospects of bringing the game to mobile app stores, per the spokesperson.

Original Location: Kyle Rittenhouse unveils video game to shoot 'fake news turkeys' to fund media lawsuits


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