While the Zimmerman trial plays out on cable networks, several gamers are outraged by a smart phone game. The game called Angry Trayvon has managed to anger enough people that the developer has promised to shut it down. The game was developed by Trade Digital in December 2012 and first appeared in the Google Play store this past July 2013. The game revolves around a hooded character named Trayvon, who is a man on a “world tour of revenge on the bad guys who terrorize cities everyday.”
Trade Digital defended its stance by saying that the game was purely made for entertainment and was not cashing in on the slain teenager’s case. The post read: “The people spoke out therefore this game was removed from the app stores. Sorry for the inconvenience as this was just an action game for entertainment. This was by no means a racist game. Nonetheless, it was removed as will this page and anything associated with the game.”
The app has been removed from the Google Play Store. Your thoughts?