Rob Ford 'Crackathon' video game setting Internet on fire

Players are charged with compiling "party points" while keeping the mayor's "public opinion" from reaching zero.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   April 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM

TORONTO, April 8 (UPI) -- A new online video game allows players to pick up marijuana leafs, crack pipes and bottles of booze while playing as a digital version of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.

The new online game, "Crackathon," is filled with real audio clips of Ford from interviews and press conferences and it challenges players to collect "party points" while at the same time keeping the mayor's "public opinion" from reaching zero.

Quotes spliced into the game include "I did absolutely nothing wrong," "Probably in one of my drunken stupors" and "Yes, I've bought marijuana."

Players who fail are met with a "YOU ARE IMPEACHED" message.

According to CBC News, University of Waterloo engineering students Nick Mostowich and Chris Ngan created the game at HackNY's annual spring Hackathon in less than 16 hours.

"There are bugs and it's not polished," Mostowich wrote a post on Reddit. "Particularly if screen sizes are small, you can spawn off the map. I'll fix it if I have time after work... Cheers and happy cracking!"

He added that the game is “not supposed to be taken seriously."

[CBC News] [Crackathon]

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