The first Faith Fighter game is "incendiary in its content and offensive to Muslims and Christians," a spokesman for the Jeddah-based Islamophobia Observatory of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) said.
Faith Fighter allows players to choose between Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, God, Ganesha and then fight each other in an old-style cartoon fashion with kicks and thunder bolts. The game's publishers, Molleindustria of Italy, which specialises in making games with a serious message, intended it as an ironic commentary on religious intolerance.
The accompanying guide reads: "Choose your belief and kick the s*** out of your enemies. Give vent to your intolerance!"
Molleindustria said on its website: "After an official statement from the Organisation of Islamic Conference we decided to remove the gameFaith Fighter from our site."
But apparently you can still play it here: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/421199Molleindustria said Faith Fighter was meant to be a game against intolerance that used over-the-top irony and a cartoonish style. "If an established organisation didn't understand the irony and the message of the game and is claiming it is inciting intolerance, we simply failed."
The game was released more than a year ago and has been played by millions of people on the internet.