Faith Fighter Pulled By Creators After "Manufactured Controversy"

Turns out you can get video games removed from the internet. All you need to do is offend the sensibilities of three major religions, as Molleindustria's online god fighting game Faith Fighter did.

The Italian group of artists and programmers removed the 2D fighter from its web site today, following an official statement from the organisation of Islamic Conference, according to Molleindustria, and a "successfully manufactured [...]controversy" from news outlet Metro UK.

"Faith Fighter depicted in a mildly politically incorrect way all the major religions as a response to the one-way islamophobic satire of the Danish Mohammad cartoons," reads a statement from Molleindustria. "If a [sic]established organisation didn't understand the irony and the message of the game and is claiming it is inciting intolerance, we simply failed."

Molleindustria says that Faith Fighter, which was released online over a year ago but was apparently recently noticed by concerned religious groups or late-to-the-party Metro editorial staff, only received two formal complaints from "two catholic players."

"This has happened before with games as Super Columbine Massacre RPG, Virtual Jihadi and our Operation: Pedopriest, works that attracted heavy criticism based on false assumptions spread by mass media," reads the statement.

Molleindustria calls the removal of Faith Fighter a "symbolic act," as the game is available via other sources, including popular Flash game web site Newgrounds.com.

Faith Fighter Statement [Molleindustria]


Comments

    Once again the general population shows their ignorance of muslims and islam.

    It says in the article that it was two Catholics that complained, and to the people who are saying that once again religion has wrecked their fun, this game wouldn't have even existed if it wasn't for religion.

    Everyone automatically assumes that all muslims (the majority of which are NOT arab) are barbarians and terrorists and hate the west. This is simply not the case. It's just a few bad eggs.

    Also Muhammed is NOT a God he is simply a prophet the same as Jesus and Moses, and Allah is the same God that the christians and jews worship. So from what I know muslims would have been just as offended that there were depictions of God and Jesus as well as Muhammed. Don't comment on something if you know nothing about it.

    I am NOT a Muslim and this is NOT a hate post it is simply to clarify a few things with the wider community.

    Also I do realize that this is a video game blog and not a place for religious debate so this is the only post I'm going to make on the subject.

      @Old_Skool_Gamer: actually in the article it says "The Italian group of artists and programmers removed the 2D fighter from its web site today, following an official statement from the organisation of Islamic Conference". And Jesus was the son of god/god incanate, not a prophet like moses.

    No one has the right to do anything that will offend me... cause you know, Im just so much better than everyone else.

    -who am iiiiii

    @who am iiiiii

    Obviously you're a christian. I grew up in a christian home so I know all about christianity. I don't have anything against you or anyone no matter what religion they are that's totally your choice and your right should be protected to choose whatever religion you want.

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Just because we don't agree on certain things doesn't mean we can't get along.

    The issue here is this game and people of any of the major religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Bhuddism etc) would be right in being offended by it.

    And as for the free speech argument, people are completely fine with making fun of things until it hits close to home. A prime example is Isaac Hayes (Chef from South Park) was happy to make fun of anything and everything on the show but as soon as they were going to make fun of scientology he quit the show.

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