'Wikileaks: The Video Game' Stars Assange and Obama
Game features a fictional Assange stealing files from Obama's computer.
Imagine embattled Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the Oval Office, sticking a USB drive into President Obama's computer as he dozes. To win the game, the player, acting as Assange, must move fast enough to download the classified files while the president falls in and out of sleep.
Downloading classified files off the presiden'ts actual computer would land you in jail. But in the gaming world, it makes you a winner.
"After all the serious news, it crossed my mind that people would be ready or enjoy something lighthearted about the subject," Sebastiaan Moeys, who created the game, told ABCNews.com. Moeys runs a network of web sites that include several other video games.
The 21-year-old Moeys said it took him about a week to develop the game. He launched it Dec. 10, and since then, it's been played by more than a million people.
A glance at Facebook and Twitter shows thousands linking to the game.
"The reaction overall has been positive. People think it's fun to play, it's a good laugh, a few minutes of fun," Moeys said.
In recent days, the U.S. Air Force clamped down on media organizations that posted the classified information released by Wikileaks, and the Defense Department banned USB drives from military computers. But Moeys said that, so far, he hasn't been asked to shut down "Wikileaks: The Game."
"Some people are asking me, 'Aren't you getting into trouble by using Obama?' I respond by saying I think he would find it funny too," Moeys said.