TORONTO (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.
Forget Working today! Play the Rob Ford Video game! http://t.co/C6c6MBf9XH— Chris Palliser (@ChrisPalIiser) April 8, 2014
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.
Someone has spent a lot of time making a #RobFord video game and you will spend lots of time playing it. #Crackathon http://t.co/alcYPWMAjB— Sandra Klaric (@SandraKlaric) April 8, 2014
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.”
The Rob Ford “Crackathon” game is just as addictive as real crack http://t.co/XDptvIQgED pic.twitter.com/wRwxCl5GKF— Justin MacGregor (@thejustinmac) April 8, 2014