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Indie Game Developer receives death threats for ‘Tranny Gladiator’

Video game journalist and notorious social justice warrior Jim Sterling, has forced an independent games developer to publicly apologise and abandon a promotional campaign after they advertised a game called “Tranny Gladiator”.

The game, described by developer Pan Games as “the world’s first tranny game” acts as a simple sword-play action game featuring a transsexual protagonist. The game was blasted by Sterling in a series of tweets, as well as a video. This caused other influential video games social justice warriors, including Laura Kate Dale, to unleash their social media hordes.

Due to the level of backlash received from Sterling’s public shaming mob, the developer quickly deleted the game’s trailer, synopsis, and public presence. The developers also apologised repeatedly to the online hordes, with further tweets suggesting that the waves of attacks had a serious affect on them. “Being told to die over and over has upset me so much,” said the developer.

In an email to Breitbart Tech, the developer, who did not wish to be named, told us: “It was supposed to be fun, and different, and meant to make people laugh. As well as raising awareness in diversity, for cross dressing and Trans. I had no idea that the word tranny, or being associated with the word would whip up such hate.”

Sterling, who refuses to say or even write the word “tranny,” opting to censor it out in print or refer to it as “the T slur,” recognised the abuse being sent to the developer, but despite stating that he did not condone the attacks, failed to ask his followers to stop. Sterling continued to tweet multiple times about the game.

After celebrating the developer’s removal of the game in its original form, Sterling and Dale then tried to bully the developer into hiring a “transgender consultant.”

Your humble narrator stepped in at this point, tweeting what everyone was thinking.

This led Dale to respond with the following:

Despite receiving support and well-wishes from numerous trans people on Twitter who attempted to stand up for the developer, the developers still claim to be suffering from considerable emotional distress.

“I  pulled it currently from Steam due to this Jim Sterling video and comments made. If i do re-submit, it wont have a word that could be seen as offensive.” said the developer. “To be honest with you, I had no idea Tranny was that offensive to the point people are really upset and mad about it, to which  I have apologized. I think i’m going to just scrap it due to the hate mob. And to be honest i feel very down about the whole thing.”

The developer has since updated their website with the following post, indicating that with a few alterations, Tranny Gladiator could be coming back:

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Charlie Nash is a libertarian writer, memeologist, and child prodigy. When he is not writing, he can usually be found chilling at the Korova Milk Bar, mingling with the infamous. You can follow him on Twitter at @MrNashington.

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