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Sim UK Government game released for free

Sim UK Government game released for free

With SeriousPolicy you too can play important figures in UK Politics, like Gordon Brown or Paris Hilton!

Some ideas are destined to do nothing but draw ire and hate mail before crashing dangerously into the ground - games like JFK Reloaded, for example. Today, a new game joins those hallowed ranks.

SeriousPolicy is a game designed by PlayGen which has just been released for free as part of an initiative to get young people interested in UK politics. In other words; it wouldn't sell.

The game is a simulation which lets players take the role of several important members of UK politics, such as Gordon Brown, Tony Blair, Alistair Darling or...Keira Knightley and Paris Hilton.

Before you say it: Yeah, I know.

David Cameron is also featured in the game in order to show that the game developers were not taking sides, though the Liberal Democrats have been entirely omitted. As for the Monster Raving Loony Party, well I think their influence is clear - highlights of the game include Paris Hilton taking a stand to unite the Israelis and Palestinians.

"This isn’t satire. It’s designed as an example of how computer games can be put to serious use - for both citizen engagement and education." Reads the official site.

Personally, I'd rather play Nation States, but what do you think? Let us know in the forums.

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DougEdey 19th November 2007, 12:08 Quote
CrazyHeadcasesezwotnow?

That has to be the worst thing to do "Ooooh, lets all play as unpaid whores and run the UK!"
Leitchy 19th November 2007, 12:11 Quote
I prefer JFK:Reloaded. Now if only someone can mix the two games so I can shoot members of parliment
CardJoe 19th November 2007, 12:14 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougEdey
unpaid whores

Arguably the best type.
DougEdey 19th November 2007, 12:38 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardJoe
Arguably the best type.

STD buckets!

I won't let my body go for free, you have to buy me games first. Like Mass Effect
oddball walking 19th November 2007, 12:42 Quote
How much for a peerage :D
LeMaltor 19th November 2007, 12:54 Quote
Is Paris Hilton really in this or is that a joke, it is hard to tell when the game looks that bad lol
macroman 19th November 2007, 14:06 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardJoe
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2007/11/19/sim_uk_government_game_released_for_free/1

SeriousPolicy has been released free and lets players run the UK government by playing important political figures, like Paris Hilton.

:|

Just like the real thing then? :?
oddball walking 19th November 2007, 14:19 Quote
I'm going to download it (I have some time to burn)

Joe are we going to see a review on this?
chrisb2e9 19th November 2007, 14:27 Quote
too bad its not like the sims where you can trap paris, i mean your sims in a small room with some furniture and a fireplace...
Kipman725 19th November 2007, 18:12 Quote
you do know JFK reloaded was an educational game to show how it was posible for JFK to be killed without any conspiracy from the place that it's claimed he was? it even says it on the wikipedia page you linked!?
CardJoe 19th November 2007, 18:22 Quote
Yeah. But, having played the game, I also know that that is bullshit. There's no explanation or educational material given and no information that could tie it to that context - it's just a shooting gallery.
yakyb 20th November 2007, 11:38 Quote
wow how good is nation states!!!
dragontail 20th November 2007, 14:27 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by yakyb
wow how good is nation states!!!
http://www.nationstates.net/blackerdragontail
win.
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