Faith Fighter

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Faith Fighter
Faithfighter characters screenshot.png
The Faith Fighter player selection screen.
Top row from left: God, Jesus and Buddha
Bottom row from left: Ganesha, Budai and Muhammad.
Developer(s)Molleindustria
Genre(s)Beat 'em up
Mode(s)Single-player
Screenshot

Faith Fighter is an online fighting game developed by the Italian website Molleindustria[1] in which players fight as religious figures such as Gautama Buddha, Jesus or Muhammad and must fight Xenu after beating all playable characters.

The game was temporarily withdrawn from its hosting web site in late April 2009, in response to protests from the Islamophobia Observatory of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference[2] In response, the game's creators posted a sequel to the game with the figure of Muhammad's face censored, in which the player must bestow "love" by clicking on each religious figure in turn: without this action, the figures slowly fade away.[3] The original game has since been reposted on the maker's website.

In Brazil, Universo Online was forced to remove the game from its servers following a judicial ruling, in a case sponsored by a mosque in Barretos, São Paulo state.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calls to ban online game of Holy hatred", Metro, 26 April 2009
    - Whatley, Stuart (28 April 2009). "Islamic Group Forces Site To Remove Satirical Religious Video Game "Faith Fighter"". Huffington Post.
    - "Jesus vs. Mohammed? Video Game Upsets Islamic Group". Fox News. 29 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Faith Fighter game goes offline after Muslim protest". Agence France-Presse. Archived from the original on 2009-05-04.
    - "Muslims against ‘faith fighters’ videogame", AsiaNews.it, 29 April 2009
  3. ^ Harvey, Mike (29 April 2009). "Banned Faith Fighter game gets a caring sequel". The Times. London. Retrieved 2 May 2010.
  4. ^ "UOL deve tirar do ar game ofensivo a muçulmanos, decide TJ paulista", Consultor Jurídico, 9 March 2009 (In Portuguese)

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