Game that allows players to kill Indigenous Australians removed from app stores
A game that reportedly encouraged players to kill Indigenous Australians has been removed from Google Play and iTunes after a public backlash.
The move came after a petition that called for the companies to pull Survival Island 3- Australia Story 3D, started by Georgia Mantle on Change.org, reached 84,672 signatures in just a few days.
According to a cached description of the game on Google Play, the goal of Survival Island 3 is to survive in Australia by fighting angry animals and collecting food. “You also have to fight with aboriginals [sic] – you invaded their home!” it wrote. A game screenshot from iTunes, above, tells the player to “beware of Aborigines.” Read more…
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