Failed Christian Shoe Promoter Makes Anti-Gay First-Person Shooter
The Steam downloadable games shop launched its “Greenlight” initiative in 2012 as a way to open its sales doors to smaller game developers. However, because the shop launched with a glut of inauthentic and joking submissions, the folks at Valve added a $100 fee to “cut down the noise.”
Whether or not that fee has been backed by any active filtering or monitoring service, Greenlight still failed to stop a game from launching that clearly violated its terms of service. Kill The Faggot, a light-gun-styled game about shooting gay people made by a California developer, skateboarder, and Christian shoe promoter named Randall Herman, launched for public consumption early Monday morning before being pulled from the Greenlight service hours later.
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.’”)
Obviously, the Jesus loves quality shoes asshole was inspired by this: