In “yeah, that was probably the best idea for all involved” news, a game depicting Trayvon Martin as a ruthless revenge killer has been yanked from the Android Market – at least according to the game’s developers.
But wait, it’s currently still up in the Google Play Store.
The game, Angry Trayvon, was developed by a company called Trade Digital. It was pulled from Google Play late Monday after a firestorm of negative feedback – at least according to Trade Digital and multiple reports. Here’s how Trade Digital described the game:
“Trayvon is angry and nobody can stop him from completing his world tour of revenge on the bad guys who terrorize cities everyday. Use a variety of weapons to demolish Trayvon’s attackers in various cities around the world,” says Trade Digital.
“As you complete a level, you will notice more bad guys coming at Trayvon at a faster pace and a deadlier attack. If you like to attack from far, then purchase the ‘dagger’ as you will be able to throw it at your enemies for the kill. If you want to dominate the leaderboards across the world, then make sure you collect the money that the bad guys will drop once you kill them to increase your score.”
As you can see, most of the game involves you running around as Trayvon Martin in that now infamous hoodie, killing bad guys.
In a statement posted to their Facebook page, the maker claim that there was nothing racist about it, but that it had been removed.
Sure, there are probably worse things out there than a dumb Android game with a slain kid’s namesake. But it’s rather tasteless. Not sure what’s happening with the removal – but it probably won’t be up for download for too much longer.