Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has censured “Fight of Gods” video game released on September four, saying that it trivializes some highly revered religious figures.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada today, pointed out that unnecessarily dragging religious figures into battle, who were greatly revered by the adherents of their respective faiths, to sell video game for mercantile greed was very disrespectful, highly inappropriate, insensitive and could be disturbing for some faithful.
Rajan Zed further said that Hindus were for free speech as much as anybody else if not more. But faith was something sacred and attempts at belittling it hurt the devotees. Video game makers should be more sensitive while handling faith related subjects, as these games left lasting impact on the minds of highly impressionable children, teens and other young people, Zed added.
Peace was at the core of major religions, while this video game seemed to be full of violence. Moreover, the highly revered religious figures were not meant to be reduced to just a “character” in a video game to be used in combat in the virtual battleground, Zed noted.
“Fight of Gods” from developer Digital Crafter, and published by United Kingdom headquartered PQube, is said to feature “a roster of ten larger-than-life fighters” and is available on Steam platform. It has been termed as “greatest tournament ever devised” and claims “mythological beings and holy icons must battle to uncover the truth and save the world”. David Pain is CEO of PQube, while Ken Wei is CEO of Digital Crafter.