The app, which allows players to “buy and sell” black characters, was made available by Magnus Games on April 20.
According to local media reports, the game was downloaded more than a thousand before being removed on Wednesday.
Brazil is still a country that is coming to terms with the legacy of slavery abolished in 1888.
In a description of the game, the developer boasted that users “exchange, buy, and sell slaves.”
Players were also allowed to inflict various forms of torture on black characters.
According to the footage of the game, users were given the option to free enslaved characters, use the slaves for enrichment, prevent the abolition of slavery and accumulate wealth.
At the time of its removal, the game received four out of five stars, with one review saying, “Great game to pass the time. But I don’t think there were any more torture options.” received comments like
Social media users in Brazil expressed their anger at the game, and some prominent politicians warned officials and tech companies
Renata Souza, a black activist and regional politician from Rio de Janeiro, tweeted “Open racism” about the game.
“The image showing the game features a white man surrounded by black men. This is ridiculously violent. Google and the developer must be held accountable for this crime of hate and racism.” said.
Over four million enslaved people have been taken to Brazil throughout the country’s history. In 1822, 1.5 million of the 3.5 million people living in the country were enslaved.
Source: TRT Haber