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Explore the wild, fight animals with your bear hands in Bear Simulator [Update]

S. Prell, @SamPrell

The Second Amendment grants US citizens the right to bear arms, but a new game wants to grant them the right to bear arms. Bear Simulator by Farjay Studios aims to put an end to gaming's discrimination against our big, furry friends by letting you walk a mile in their shoes. Paws. Whatever. And only you can prevent forest fires help fund the game's development.

"It's quite clear the fat cats in Washington with their stove top hats and contemporary jazz music don't want us playing as bears," the game's Kickstarter page states. "It's about time to fight back against the tyranny." Yeah! Down with the system, man! You can use your bear-branded tote bags, t-shirts, in-game sunglasses, in-game squirrel companion, in-game rock and in-game adopted tree (all of which are backer rewards) to take it all back. Take it all back for the bears.

Honestly, we're not sure what else to say. The game is called Bear Simulator and hey, look at that, you eat trout, steal honey, punch butterflies, explore foggy ruins ... you know, bear stuff. Does a bear develop games in the woods? We don't know, we're not bears. But hey, it's not like we haven't been down this route before. The game is expected to launch on PC this November.

We've reached out to the only bear we know that can use Twitter about his thoughts on Bear Simulator, and will update if we hear back.

Update: The bear has informed Joystiq that he supports Bear Simulator, but also expresses a desire to see playable black bears, as well as rabbit skeletons. He also noted that the squirrel companion is "the most realistic aspect, speaking from my experiences as a bear."
[Image: Farjay Studios]

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