Epic Games and People Can Fly’s Bulletstorm has been marketed as a game whose excess and irreverence are intended to serve as antidotes to the often serious tone and focus on realism for which traditional first-person shooters tend to aim. Now, the companies are driving this messaging home with a new downloadable game that parodies Activision’s Call of Duty.
The free PC download called Duty Calls: The Calm Before The Storm, pokes plenty of fun at Call of Duty. However, the official page features the clear footnote: “Duty Calls is a parody. It is not associated with Activision or the Call of Duty games.”