Who makes the list as the best video game sidekick? Luigi? Tails? Daxter? Well, thanks to the new Android game Snowden Run 3D, it’s time to throw Uncle Vladimir Putin in the mix.
The new game places you in NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s shoes as he races through the Moscow Airport while on the run from CIA agents. Think of it as a political version of Temple Run of Sonic Dash. Spoiler alert: if you’re good at this game, you’ll be running forever. Literally. Otherwise, there are only two ways for the game to end. First, you get caught by those grimey CIA agents. Second, you call on Russian President Vladimir Putin—who the game dubs as ‘Uncle Putin’—to drop a hydrogen bomb.
“The game does not point a finger to either the US agencies and companies involved in the data-collection scandal nor Mr. Snowden,” writes Snowden Run creator Michele Rocco Smeets. “It attempts to remain neutral as far as a parody can be unbiased. There is absolutely no political motivation behind this game nor am I affiliated with any government agencies or Mr. Snowden.”
Tags: android, video-games, nsa, cia, edward-snowden