'Active Shooter' video game gets pulled prior to release

Active Shooter Removed From Steam Dev Called A'Troll

The video game, produced by Bellevue company Valve, is a first-person shooter game in which the player is walking through a school while shooting civilians.

A much-criticized video game that would let players shoot up a school has been pulled from a digital storefront just days before its release. "Ata is a troll, with a history of customer abuse, publishing copyrighted material and user review manipulation", Lombardi said.

"Valve continued that the developer and publisher is, in fact, a person calling himself Ata Berdiyev, who operated as "Elusive Team" and "[bc] Interactive".

News of the game's release had sparked widespread outrage, including among students and parents at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people died in a shooting in February.

A U.S. video game company has withdrawn a game that simulated a school shooting amid fierce criticism from parents of shooting victims and from politicians.

Game Craze Store Manager Alexander Thousand isn't one of them but even he thinks Active Shooter, a game where you shoot people inside a school, potentially goes a step too far.




More than 200,000 people signed an online petition urging Valve Corp., Steam's parent company, not to release the game.

Revived Games hasn't sold many games and embraces controversial content. Valve has since responded to the criticism that the title has drawn, removing it from the platform.

Steam's owner, Valve, said the game's publisher and developer had a bad history with the company, which led to its cancellation.

"Active Shooter" quickly inspired a backlash from parents.

"The broader conversation about Steam's content policies is one that we'll be addressing soon", Valve describes moving forward from the debacle. "We are not going to do business with people who act like that towards our customers or Valve". In GTA V, for example, a player can pay a prostitute to have sex, then beat her to death and take back the money.

According to Variety, the Active Shooter game had originally been posted on Steam with a disclaimer that read, "Please do not take any of this seriously". The game received a whirlwind of press after the developer made a decision to add the option of playing as either the shooter or as a civilian attempting to survive a shooting event taking place in a school.

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