Christian Game Developer Creates Shooter Game Called “Kill The Faggot”

A California game developer, skateboarder, and failed Christian shoe promoter named Randall Herman, has launched what might be one of the most offensive anti-gay games ever created, called “Kill The Faggot.”

Shortly after its launch on The Steam’s downloadable games shop called Greenlight, the game was pulled after receiving an avalanche of comments from furious customers.

Arstechnica reports:
Before its removal from Greenlight, games critic Jim Sterling downloaded and tested the game, which launched via Herman’s game shop moniker Skaldic Games. The resulting YouTube video revealed a crude game that has players aim a bullseye to shoot and kill people who say such things as, “Can I put my weiner in your butt?” and “Whoops, I just dropped the soap.” (After playing a minute of the game, Sterling shouted, “Where is the fucking satire? What is it satirizing? Not really anything. It’s just being ‘the thing.’”)

The game makes very clear that its goal is to shoot and kill homosexuals (with liberal use of the pejorative F-word in the game’s title, at that). Players get points for killing gay people—more points if the person killed is transgender—and they lose points for any straight people they kill. It’s hard to make a judgment call about the “most” offensive thing in this game, but we were particularly disturbed to hear the game’s announcer celebrate a kill by saying, “AIDS carrier eliminated.”

Hermann issued the following statement explaining his decision to create the game: “These people that think if you are even remotely homophobic, you are ‘hateful’ and a ‘bigot,’ and do everything they can to destroy you in every vicious way possible. So I decided to go down a path that most developers are afraid to go down: to piss these people off by making the most overly offensive game possible to these idiots to prove a point.”

Arstechnica adds:
In addition to the game, app, music, and skateboarding projects listed on Herman’s personal site, Ars Technica found another project with his full name and likeness attached: Devotor Footwear. Herman, who rode a skateboard while wearing Devotor shoes in the site’s primary YouTube video, launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2014 on behalf of a skateboarding shoe company “with one goal in mind: to promote the words and teachings of Jesus Christ through quality footwear.”

That campaign was canceled before coming anywhere near its $20,000 fundraising goal. (Herman created a separate Kickstarter account for his video game projects, but a Whoisology search confirmed that a Randall Herman with a Skaldic Games e-mail address registered the site for Devotor Footwear.)