Video Game Depicting School Massacre Removed After Online Uproar
“Pakistan Army Retribution" was in "poor taste," government now says.
By LOUISE DEWAST
January 19, 2016, 5:04 PM
• 3 min read
LONDON -- A video game based on the Taliban’s 2014 massacre of a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, which killed scores of children, has been removed from Google Play following an online uproar.
Named the “Pakistan Army Retribution,” the game enabled players to impersonate Pakistani soldiers and kill armed terrorists. While the aim was to honor Pakistani soldiers who died in the attacks, criticisms began flowing online shortly after its release by a government digital agency called the Punjab Information Technology Board.