BELLEVUE, Wash. — A Seattle-area company has removed a school shooting video game off of its online platform following widespread backlash.
The “Active Shooter” video game was pulled days before it was to be released on the video-game marketplace Steam.
Valve Corp. as Steam’s parent company said it was removing the computer video game because the developer was a “troll with a history of customer abuse.”
The game was developed by Revived Games, published by Acid and led by a person named Ata Berdiyev. Valve spokesman Doug Lombardi says Berdiyev had previously been kicked off the platform under a different business name.
The game allows players to re-create school shootings by stalking school hallways and racking up kills.
It was condemned by the parents of students killed during a Florida school shooting in February.