WikiLeaks Video Game Hugely PopularBy Jeuxjeuxjeux.fr, PRNE
Monday, December 13, 2010
First WikiLeaks Game Played Over a Million Times Online
AMSTERDAM, December 14, 2010 - Only days after the arrest of Julian Assange and media talks about the
phenomenon WikiLeaks and its editor in chief, the first WikiLeaks video game
WikiLeaks: The Game allows players to control Julian Assange trying to
sneak his way through the White House. It attracted a million players during
the first days after release.
Sebastiaan Moeys, producer of the game, shares his surprise about the
popularity of the game: "We didn't plan for this to be a smash hit. We
created it as a sort of joke, a social commentary on a developing story."
"A million plays in just a few days really proves this subject is popular
with many people. We knew the topic was hot, but didn't expect so many
players for a relatively simple game", continues Sebastiaan. "Once bloggers
and press got hold of it though, things went fast. Players were overloading
our servers; we had a really difficult time keeping everything online."
The game is playable via
About the developer:
Sebastiaan Moeys (21) develops and manages an international network of
localized game portals. Every day, his websites process millions of playing
Media contact: Sebastiaan Moeys, Phone: +31(0)6-44-179-742, seb.moeys at gmail.com
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