Online gaming website Steam have removed a controversial video game from availability after complaints were made about it’s violent homophobic and transphobic content by users.
‘Kill The Faggot’ was created and uploaded by Skaldic Games to Steam’s Steam Greenlight section which allows game developers to showcase their games and let the Steam user community decide which ones they want to be made commercially available through Steam.
Steam does not actively vet games for offensive content but developers must pay $100 to get their game onto Steam Greenlight as a quality control barrier.
The game description for ‘Kill The Faggot’ read ‘Hate gays? Want to unleash your frustration with the “LGBT” community? Well now is your chance.’
‘Murder gays and transgenders [sic] while avoiding killing straight people. Get points before time runs out.’
The game contains what Skaldic Games describes as ‘lots of fully voiced lowbrow innuendos’ which includes a transgender character shouting ‘you want to chop [off] my wiener?’ and gay men are labelled in the game ‘AIDS carriers’ to be ‘eliminated.’
Players are awarded 100 points for each ‘gay fag homos killed’ and 150 points for each ‘transgender freaks killed.’
The game was released to help publicize another game that Skaldic Games is developing and is meant to be an in-game arcade game that players can play inside the game.
Skaldic Games are claiming that the game was not intended to encourage hatred or violence towards LGBTI people but to protest political correctness in the gaming industry by making the ‘most overly offensive game possible to these idiots to prove a point.’
‘As for an apology – ain’t gonna happen,’ Skaldic Games wrote in a statement in response to their game being pulled from Steam.
‘To everyone that got overly offended. Good, that’s what we were going for. Just wait for our next game we are working on, its gonna be way more offensive as this one [sic].’
Steam did not reply to questions when contacted by GSN and have made no public statement about their decision to pull the game or whether they would allow games made by Skaldic Games to be made available to users via Steam Greenlight without vetting in future.
The game is still available for people to download on the Skaldic Games website.