Since this weekend, the term “There’s an APP for that” isn’t funny anymore. Dog Fighting has now been immortalized for the modern world in the form of a downloadable, free game that can be played on your mobile phone. It’s called Dog Wars, and it was developed for the Android phone by a bunch of morons known as Kage Games LLC.
The “Dog Wars” tag line reads “Raise Your Dog to Beat the Best,” and was originally released on March 8, 2011. Players have the ability to choose multiple characters and dogs, buy shock collars to help train their virtual dogs, earn extra credits to buy a gun for police raids, and can inject their dogs with steroids. The game also includes a chatroom and a virtual store.
Kage Games pretty much realized that people wouldn’t like it, and you can tell that from their rather snarky game description from Android Software. (Android is an open source operating system owned by Google.)
Raise your Dog to Beat the Best!
A GAME THAT WILL NEVER BE IN THE iPHONE APP STORE!!!
Feed, water, train and FIGHT your virtual dog against other player’s… action games, chatroom, many characters and dogs to choose from, virtual store, etc.
This is a fresh Beta version, come try it out. Drop your cred codes and ideas in the comments section or message boards on the web. Check the shoutbox in the game for news and game updates, or just talk fight and talk smack with other players.
Remember this is a Beta release…
If you get a bug, please send us the report or email us.
If you have a bug up your b*tt about the game concept, remember:
1. It is just A VIDEO GAME
2. Perhaps one day we will make gerbil wars or beta fish wars for people who can’t understand fantasy role play games
3. Just because something is illegal in real life in certain countries, does not mean it is illegal to make a song, movie, or video game about it (looking at you XDA Developer Forums… deleting our beta testing thread and banning our account?!)
4. Just go slingshot some virtual birds to kill some virtual pigs.
5. Go complain to someone who cares about Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, Weed Farmer, Smoke a Bowl (these two are listed in the top 15 of casual games on Android Market) and maybe even Sierra’s Leisure Suit Larry from 1987.
Let’s Get it On!
Let’s Get it On? Uh…ok…what else can we expect from a bunch of pasty geeks wearing t-shirts stained with greasy Xtra Cheesy Doritos.
A few hours ago the backlash must of really rattled the Kage Games geek squad. In response to the onslaught of criticism, an email to the media from PitBoss@kagegames.com was sent explaining themselves. “PitBoss” didn’t reveal his real name, which was probably the only smart thing this company has managed so far.
“We are in fact animal lovers ourselves,” the email said. “This is our groundbreaking way to raise money/awareness to aid REAL dogs in need, execute freedom of expression, and serve as a demonstration to the competing platform that will not allow us as developers to release software without prejudgment.” Hmmmm…seems like a cheap shot at Apple.
PitBoss states the company does not “condone violence towards animals or humans, and we are confident in humankind’s ability to distinguish between a rudimentary game and the consequences of real life.” I’ve got a tip for you PitBoss, dog fighting in real life is Animal Abuse. It’s also a felony offense in all 50 states, and it is a felony offense under federal law as well. And people are continuing to commit these crimes, even kids. They do not need a boost from you.
PitBoss also said that it intended for a portion of the proceeds from the game to go to animal rescue organizations and that the release was in their view “a satire about the ridiculousness of dogfighting.” I’ve got another tip for you PitBoss, dog fighting is not just ridiculous. It’s unspeakable cruelty. It’s sadistic. Two dogs fight until one of them dies – of blood loss, broken bones, shock, exhaustion, or infection. Dogs that survive the match don’t get veterinary treatment. They can die hours later. And for the losers, they are drowned, electrocuted, or bashed in the head with a blunt object.
Finally, Pitboss states the game is still being developed, and the company would be incorporating suggestions from both supporters and detractors “in an effort to create a more socially conscious app that provides a net benefit to dogs, as well as humans.” I have a suggestion for you PitBoss. Let’s just round up you and your bunch of knuckledraggers to a real, illegal dog fight. And laugh at the urine stains running down your pant-legs when you leave.
Because this is real life dogfighting…
So is this…
And this is not a Freedom of Speech or a First Amendment thing. Google has every right to pull this app from the Android Market if they get enough complaints or if it pisses off the shareholders. In fact, we and every animal advocate out there encourage logging your complaints.
Application Name: Dog Wars
Developer: Kage Games LLC
Reason: Graphic Violence
You can also explain why you are reporting this application.
Email email@example.com and demand this application be banned from the Android Market.
If the backlash from this doesn’t catch the attention of Kage Games, then the next game that makes it out of their development team could very well be “Pedophile Playtime”, or “Rapist Ravishment”, or maybe even “Kill the Kitty”. Oh wait…that’s been done.