With WikiLeaks being one of 2010’s biggest stories, it was only a matter of time before someone started parodying it. A new browser-based game has surfaced where players take control of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to steal secrets from the Oval Office.
WikiLeaks: The Game is a quick two minute distraction and surprisingly challenging, and is available here
Creator of the game, Sebastiaan Moeys, told ABC
News that over a million people have visited the website since going online seven days ago. "After all the serious news, it crossed my mind that people would be ready or enjoy something lighthearted about the subject."
The game depicts President Barack Obama sitting behind his desk and Julian Assange hiding underneath it. The goal of the game is for Assange to steal 300 000 secrets from Obama’s laptop. By moving your mouse right or left Assange will come out of hiding and plant his memory stick in the laptop to start downloading secrets. The catch is you have to wait for Obama to start napping.
If he wakes up and sees you a voice clip comes on with Obama saying, “Let me say it as simply as I can, transparency and the rule of law will be the touch tones of this presidency.” A news paper will then spin on to the screen exclaiming that “Assange caught sex offending in the White House.”