AMSTERDAM, December 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 popped up.
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 http://www.jeuxjeuxjeux.fr/play/special/wikileaks.html
About the developer:
Sebastiaan Moeys (21) develops and manages an international network of localized game portals. Every day, his websites process millions of playing sessions.