Logan Paul suicide forest video inspires game parodies

  • 30/01/2018

YouTube star Logan Paul's notorious Japanese 'suicide forest' video is the subject of at least two indie game parodies, both of which appear to have been removed from Google's Play Store.

Paul was widely criticised for posting the video on December 31, 2017, which featured him and some friends giggling while standing near the body of a suicide victim.

The American vlogger was punished by YouTube as the controversy raged on, and was also slammed for his other videos published in Japan, which are described as culturally insensitive and offensive.

Logan Paul in The Suicide Forest is available on game-hosting service Game Jolt and has players move a 3D Paul avatar through a digital depiction of the Aokigahara forest.

"Playing as Logan Paul, you are going to explore the suicide forest, searching for bodies in order to get millions of views for your YouTube channel," reads the game's synopsis.

"The forest is full of dangers, so you gotta be careful, otherwise, you may become one of the bodies you came to film."

A trailer for the game states it's available on Android, as well as for PC, however it doesn't appear in the Play Store.

Another game, entitled Logan Paul: Suicide Forest Run, was released on the Play Store, but has since been removed.

It's a side-scrolling game, in which players control a 2D Paul as he jumps to get thumbs-up coins, which help him amass 'likes' and 'views', all while avoiding falling to his death.

The area he's running through is a forest, with nooses hanging from many of the trees.

The games have been met with outrage on Twitter.


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