Parents of Parkland Victims Condemn ‘Active Shooter’ Video Game

Active Shooter Removed From Steam Dev Called A'Troll

Valve has removed controversial game "Active Shooter" and the developer responsible for it from its digital storefront Steam.

"Valve continued that the developer and publisher is, in fact, a person calling himself Ata Berdiyev, who operated as "Elusive Team" and "[bc] Interactive". In fact, the dev had been previously banned from the platform in Autumn 2017, while operating under a different name. The game, produced by an independent developer, allows players to simulate a school shooting with digital counters tracking the number of victims.

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter, Jaime, 14, was killed in the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, welcomed the removal of the game as 'amazing news'.

A petition with 200,000 signatures, was created to convince Valve Corp., Steam's parent company, not to release the game.

Valve, a privately held company, is known for keeping a low profile and rarely allows inside peeks into its studio, which has developed popular games such as "Dota 2" and "Half-Life".

However, Active Shooter appears to be an altogether much more insidious attempt at making a quick bit of money. "We can't expect those people to be the only ones who stand up against things like this".

A trailer for "Active Shooter" opens with the player as a SWAT member entering a school to tackle a shooter, before switching to the perspective of the attacker.

According to Buzzfeed, ACID is listed on Steam's site as a Russian-based gaming house.

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It wasn't the reach that anxious people but it provided a clear example of a video game that almost everyone is calling inappropriate.

Valve has a reputation for its loose moderation of comments and games on the Steam platform, which was first launched in 2003.

In the midst of a national discussion over school violence, you have some people blaming violent video games.

Artistic expression is one thing, but it's hard to know what the message of such a game could be aside from: "Isn't it fun to murder school children and teachers?"

Valve plans to have "a broader conversation about Steam's content policies" soon, Lombardi said. One video of the game showed the shooter killing civilians.

A game pitched as a "school shooting simulation" has been ditched from Steam's online store ahead of release.

"I hope that doesn't happen here", Robinett said, comparing the treatment of "Hatred" to "Active Shooter".

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