For some reason, there’s a game called “Angry Trayvon” available for download on Google Play. It was developed by Trade Digital, Inc., a New York City-based company, and somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 people have already gotten the game, according to Google.
Here’s how the game works, according to its developers:
Trayvon is angry and nobody can stop him from completing his world tour of revenge on the bad guys who terrorize cities everyday.
Use a variety of weapons to demolish Trayvon’s attackers in various cities around the world.
As you complete a level, you will notice more bad guys coming at Trayvon at a faster pace and a deadlier attack.
A petition has sprung up on Change.org asking that Google remove the game. As its author writes, “The death of this young man is NOT A GAME. This developer is using the Google Marketplace to exploit the death of an unarmed teen for profit while simultaneously promoting violence.”
News of the game sent Twitter into a frenzy on Monday night as people expressed their outrage. See the discussion after the jump.