Google Delete Bomb Gaza Game from the Play Store
It is a common practice for game developers to take inspiration, or even make games directly on real-life events. Hence, it is not a surprise that the current on-going event in the Middle East, the Israel-Gaza conflict was also moulded into an mobile game ‘Bomb Gaza’ on Android. After spending a week on the Play Store, the game was finally removed by Google and is no longer available. How Bomb Gaza, developed by an eerily named developer “PLAYFTW” got into the app store in the first place is unbelievable, given the policies against hate speech Google Play has. Maybe bombing civilians doesn’t count a lot on Google’s hate speech scale.
The game itself features a bizarre game play. Playing as the Israeli Air Force, the objective is to throw bombs from airplanes flying overhead. Your targets are black terrorists, while the white civilians you have to avoid. A rage meter increases depending on the number of civilians you’ve killed. Games such as Bomb Gaza blur the lines between entertainment and violence. It’s up to Google to ensure now that it keeps its application market from being as un-political as possible. For more please visit our website LahoriMela.com