A screenshot from the game.
A screenshot from the game. Google

Racist, violent video game shut down thanks to petition

A MOBILE game calling on players to bludgeon Aboriginal Australians to death has been removed from sale after a petition attracted more than 50,000 signatures.

'Survival Island 3: Australian Story 3D' was available on both the iTunes and Android app stores until today.

Screenshots from the game show the player being told to "beware aborigines" before making the player bludgeon them to death to progress through the game. 

A petition, started by Sydney's Georgia Mantle, has so far attracted 54,171 supporters.

"Selling games that promote racism and negative stereotypes of Indigenous Australians is not acceptable!" it said.

"'Survival Island 3- Australia Story 3D', is a game available on a number of App Stores, developed by NIL Entertainment, that promotes violence towards Australia's Indigenous people by allowing and even encouraging the players to kill Indigenous Australians.

"The profiting of historical genocide and introducing these genocides as entertainment completely disregards the continual suffering of our people.

"The App Stores that sold this app and its developers should be held accountable for not only promoting racism but profiting off it."

The game was developed and sold by NIL Entertainment.

Youtube footage of the gameplay has been removed as well. 


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