A game for the graft-busters

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 04 August, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 04 August, 2007, 12:00am

A video game released recently on the mainland called 'Incorruptible Fighter' and developed by the government of Zhejiang province has been a roaring success.

In just over a week it has been downloaded more than 100,000 times and reportedly aims to teach people about the evils of graft.

Players win by killing corrupt officials by means of 'weapons, magic or torture' and the game is based on well-known events in Chinese history.

Although Hong Kong thankfully doesn't suffer from endemic corruption, this week's struggle for Queen's Pier could be capitalised on by an adventurous gaming company.

Imagine, a battleground where you chose to be the developer against the increasingly vocal and perhaps militant protesters?

Or vice versa.

Might not be educational, but at least a bit of fun.