Following Islamic Protest, It's Game Over for Faith Fighter

April 28, 2009 -

In the wake of yesterday's controversy, Italian game provacateurs Molleindustria have pulled their Faith Fighter game from public view.

Although it was released more than a year ago, Faith Fighter was not on the mainstream media's radar until yesterday's Metro UK reported that religious leaders of various stripes were outraged by the game, which features Mortal Kombat-like matches between deities of several popular religions.

As the controversy grew, the Associated Press reported today that the influential, Saudi-based Organization of the Islamic Conference had called for the removal of Faith Fighter from the Internet. Accoring to the AP, the OIC called the game "incendiary in its content" and "offensive to Muslims and Christians."

In a message posted on the Faith Fighter website, Molleindustri's Paolo Pedercini blames Metro UK for "manufacturing" the controversy:

Faith Fighter was meant to be a game against intolerance that used over the top irony and a cartoonish style to express the instrumental use of religions.

Faith Fighter depicted in a mildly politically incorrect way all the major religions as a response to the one-way islamophobic satire of the Danish Mohammad cartoons.

If an established organization didn't understand the irony and the message of the game and is claiming it is inciting intolerance, we simply failed.

We suspect that people at OIC never played the game and only referred to the article on Metro UK that successfully manufactured this controversy.

Molleindustria also stopped by GamePolitics to post a comment on the controversy.


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Re: Following Islamic Protest, It's Game Over for Faith ...

Rules 1 and 2 only apply to raids, maggot. Plus, Rule 8.

Plus, I found that pic I was looking for earlier. Here it is.

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Re: Following Islamic Protest, It's Game Over for Faith Fighter

They caved in First Konami now this....Will the world fall to censorship im scared.

Never underestimate the power of idiots in large amounts.

Re: Following Islamic Protest, It's Game Over for Faith ...

Well, at least the people protesting Six Days in Fallujah probably aren't crazy enough that they wouldn't hunt you down and kill you like some of the crazy religious nuts.

Re: Following Islamic Protest, It's Game Over for Faith ...

I don't know. I have met some pretty violently militant anti-war nuts.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
http://www.theeca.com/chapters_oklahoma

Re: Following Islamic Protest, It's Game Over for Faith ...

"I don't know. I have met some pretty violently militant anti-war nuts."

Okay, but when was the last time you heard of a militant anti-war nut blowing up a federal building, crashing a jet into a skyscraper, sending anthrax to politicians or going on a shooting spree at the office.

Anti-war 'nuts' tend to be a heck of a lot more sane than pro-gun nuts, religious nuts, ultra right wing nuts or just plain old nuts.

Re: Following Islamic Protest, It's Game Over for Faith ...

Oh yeah. And I know plenty of atheists and agnostics that can be every bit as radical and "religious" as any church-goer.


Re: Following Islamic Protest, It's Game Over for Faith ...

Really, radical agnostics? I guess I can sort of see that. My dad is an insanely anti-religious person, but he's agnostic. That sort of seems like you are just trying to cover all your bases though. I like how Stephen Colbert explains agnostics: Athiests without balls.

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Re: Following Islamic Protest, It's Game Over for Faith ...

I'm settling for sciencists. We haven't proven its existence, we haven't disproven it, so who am I to talk?

Re: Following Islamic Protest, It's Game Over for Faith ...

Say maybe to the existence of a higher divine presence or get ready to meet your maker.  Possibly.

First secure an independent income, then practice virtue. -Greek Proverb

First secure an independent income, then practice virtue. -Greek Proverb

Re: Following Islamic Protest, It's Game Over for Faith ...

One of the best bumper stickers I've ever seen read:

 

"MILITANT AGNOSTIC

I don't know and neither do you"

 

=D

Re: Following Islamic Protest, It's Game Over for Faith ...

I consider myself one of those.

lawlz

Militant anything is fun. I fight to the death for my spiritual confusion!

 

Re: Following Islamic Protest, It's Game Over for Faith ...

"offensive to Muslims and Christians."

And Hindus, and Buddists, and Dauists...

Why is it the only "religions" that get any concideration are Christianity and Islam? Yeah, maybe it's offensive, but that really has nothing to do with this argument.

It's censorship. Wrong. Period.

Re: Following Islamic Protest, It's Game Over for Faith ...

It is unsual for offended religious peeps to mention other faiths at all.

Re: Following Islamic Protest, It's Game Over for Faith ...

I just don't know what to make of that statement. You failed? Did you think that religious organizations would welcome the game with open arms? Do they ever understand irony? Was the goal here to actually get religious leaders to see things outside of their tiny little bubbles? I just don't get it.

And then on top of this the game is pulled. So another win for religious fanatics. Great.

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