Following complaints from a Muslim group, an online game company removed a video game in which "Jesus," "Mohammed," "Buddha" and other religious figures engage in combat. But on Wednesday -- one day after yanking the game – the makers uploaded a new, tongue-in-cheek version.

This time, rather than have the religious figures fight each other, gamers are invited to "give love and respect" to them.

This is achieved by mouse-clicking on the figures in a bid to prevent them from disappearing. They vanish anyway, and the screen then displays a message, over the backdrop of a burning village, saying, "You didn't respect a religion and now the world is a total mess."

The new version evidently is an attempt by Molleindustria, the Italian company behind the original Faith Fighter game, to mock both those who complained about it and the media for what it called a "manufactured controversy."

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