WikiLeaks Video Game Hugely Popular

First WikiLeaks Game Played Over a Million Times Online

Dec 14, 2010, 10:22 ET from JeuxJeuxjeux.fr

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.

http://www.jeuxjeuxjeux.fr

SOURCE JeuxJeuxjeux.fr