Video Game Lets Players Become Hong Kong Protesters

Story ByMichael Leidig, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

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This is the video game that allows players to take part in the Hong Kong demonstrations on the streets.

It was not revealed who helped create the game titled “liberate Hong Kong”, but the trailer was uploaded last night where it quickly attracted a lot of attention.

It is a first-person style with the players invited to complete tasks including picking up and throwing back gas canisters and avoiding being hit by rubber bullets.

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They have to arm themselves with road signs or wooden boards to provide shields and avoid thousands of rounds of rubber bullets or beanbags which are shot at them as they progress through the game.

It has realistic graphics that accurately depict the famous streets in the city like Argyle Street which is in the Yau Tsim Mong area with the addition of pro-democracy slogans posted on key buildings.

And to make sure it gets a pro-democracy message home the game includes features that offer information on key moments during the protest movement including when a protester is shot.

One gamer called Ng Wai-Chung who goes by the player name Blitzchung offered to live stream himself playing it. He has already been in the news after he championed the pro-democracy protests during a live stream, and was instantly banned from playing the game professionally for a year. He also had his prize money confiscated that he had notched up for this year’s season for the comments.

No information has yet been made available on how the game can be obtained.

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