Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Video Game Deemed Racist Won't Be Released, Says Company

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Video Game Deemed Racist Won't Be Released, Says Company

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Company nixes video game called racist

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TORONTO - The Toronto-area developer of a video game denounced as racist says the product will not be released as planned.

The game, called "Dirty Chinese Restaurant," features players chasing cats and dogs with a cleaver, scavenging for ingredients and dodging immigration officials.

Big-O-Tree Games of Markham, Ont., initially defended the game as satire and said last month that it would be released soon for Apple and Android devices.

But the company posted a message on its Facebook page Thursday saying the game would not be released after "careful consideration and taking the time to listen to the publics opinion."

The company also offered a "sincere and formal apology" to the Chinese community and said the game was not created "with an intentional interest of inflicting harm or malice against Chinese culture. …

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