Although Julian Assange has as many fans as he has enemies, it is unclear whether a video game based on Wikileaks will actually appeal to gamers. Apparently, this hasn’t stopped Sebastiaan Moeys from releasing a beta version of “Wikileaks: The Game,” to the web. Feeds across social networking websites have been helping Moeys to boost traffic, but some people fear that he will come under government scrutiny.
The game itself centers around a fantasy world in which Wikileaks founder Julian Assange makes an impromptu visit to the White House where he steals sensitive government documents. There is probably not a game developer in the world that would agree to produce Moeys’ title, but that hasn’t stopped people from playing the game online. While the game has been available on Moeys’ website since December 10th of 2010, it is not clear whether or not he will be able to continue to pay for the bandwidth required to keep visitors happy.
This is not Moeys’ first foray in the gaming world, “Wikileaks: The Game” is currently his most popular title. Moeys admits that the game is capitalizing off of the recent press that Wikileaks has produced, however, he hopes that his game brings a humorous touch to the otherwise sensitive topic. Depending on how popular the game continues to be in the coming months, it is possible that it could become available on smart phones. Until then, gamers will have to continue to play the game online on their computers.