Christian Game Developer Launches Game to 'Shoot' LGBT People
From Ars Technica:
The Steam downloadable games shop launched its "Greenlight" initiative in 2012 as a way to open its sales doors to smaller game developers. However, because the shop launched with a glut of inauthentic and joking submissions, the folks at Valve added a $100 fee to "cut down the noise."The game is no longer available, but how does something like this end up being approved to begin with? Jim Sterling, a popular game critic with more than 200,000 followers on YouTube, noticed the game and uploaded his video review. While the content of the game is truly disgusting, Jim's commentary on the grotesque nature of the game is spot on, definitely worth a listen.
Whether or not that fee has been backed by any active filtering or monitoring service, Greenlight still failed to stop a game from launching that clearly violated its terms of service. Kill The Faggot, a light-gun-styled game about shooting gay people made by a California developer, skateboarder, and Christian shoe promoter named Randall Herman, launched for public consumption early Monday morning before being pulled from the Greenlight service hours later.
Watch and listen:
"These people that think if you are even remotely homophobic, you are 'hateful' and a 'bigot,' and do everything they can to destroy you in every vicious way possible," Herman wrote. "So I decided to go down a path that most developers are afraid to go down: to piss these people off by making the most overly offensive game possible to these idiots to prove a point."How very Christian of him.