After a little controversy with Dog Wars , which Google pulled from the Android Market last week, Kage Games has
returned with a new name, KG Dogfighting .
We appreciate everyone's thoughts about our app as we are firm believers in the right to free speech and the free exchange of ideas, writes Kage Games.
These freedoms are the building blocks of the Google Android operating system and the very reason so many users choose Google Android over the alternative.
A Google spokesperson talking to the LA Times has said that the original game wasn't removed because of any content issues, but because of copyright infringement , which suggests that this new title is enough to resolve the issues.
The head of the LA Police Department's officers union has spoken out against the app, according to the Los Angeles Times, calling it sick and disgusting, despite its new name. The app may have especially struck the wrong chord with
police officers since it offers game players a gun that they can use in the event of police raids and to inject the virtual dogs with steroids.
In its response, PETA unveiled its own iPhone app last week that highlights stories about animal cruelty, inviting users to share the details on Facebook and Twitter and take action by sending letters of protest to politicians, corporate
executives, and other officials. The app also enables people to donate money to the cause through PETA's mobile Web site.