Google removes Ass Hunter game app about killing gay people from Google Play, Android's app store.

Google Had a Game About Killing Gay People in Its App Store for Weeks

Google Had a Game About Killing Gay People in Its App Store for Weeks

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Nov. 24 2014 1:28 PM

Google Just Removed a Game about Killing Gay People from the Android App Store

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Yep. This game really did happen.

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This article originally appeared in Business Insider.

Google has removed a game named Ass Hunter, in which players hunt and kill gay men, from its Android app store. The game had been available in the Google Play store for weeks.

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The Independent reports that Ass Hunter was downloaded more than 10,000 times, and even received more than 200 five-star reviews before it was pulled from the store today. 

Googled declined to comment on this story.

To win Ass Hunter, players needed to kill as many gay men as possible by shooting them with a shotgun. The game has a top-down, multidirectional shooter format.* If you fail to shoot the gays, they swarm your player and rape you.

This screenshot shows a gay man sneaking up behind the player:

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Here's how Ass Hunter described itself in the Google Play Store:

Popular game hunting on gays is now on Android! Play and do not be gay! Legendary game, where you are hunter and your mission is to kill gays as much as you can or escape between them to the next level. Gays may be hidden in bushes and unexpectedly catch you. Remember! When they catch you they will do with you whatever they want ;)

Ass Hunter has existed as an online Flash game since 2006, but it seems that its developers—who seem to be French—had managed to release an Android version, too. The Google Play Store bans apps that contain either hate speech or violent or bullying behaviour.

*Correction, Nov. 25, 2014: This post originally misstated the game format. It is a top-down shooter, not a first-person shooter.

James Cook is a European technology reporter for Business Insider.