BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) - A Seattle-area company has removed a school shooting video game from its online platform following widespread backlash.
The "Active Shooter" video game was pulled days before it was to be released on the video game marketplace Steam.
Valve Corp. as Steam's parent company said Tuesday that it was removing the computer video game because the developer was a "troll with a history of customer abuse."
The game was developed by Revived Games, published by Acid and led by a person named Ata Berdiyev. Valve spokesman Doug Lombardi says Berdiyev had previously been kicked off the platform under a different business name.
Image source: Active Shooter video game screen grab
The game allows players to re-create school shootings by stalking school hallways and racking up kills.
It was condemned by the parents of students killed during a Florida school shooting in February.
The Seattle Times reports that an online petition urging Valve to pull the game before its scheduled June 6 release had more than 100,000 signatures.
Valve is a privately held company which has developed popular games such as "Dota 2" and "Half-Life."
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