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Tuesday, 11 May 2010

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Ahmadinejad blowing a fatty at the Bulldog.

Using current and past world leaders as characters in a new fantasy game about politics and tactics in a city election, PlaySoft Game Systems has created a near real world set of social and political scenarios while gamers vie for control of the great city of Amsterdam.

"We're pretty excited about the characters and the antics", says lead game designer, Noah Lyphliss. "Think about what a guy like Bill Clinton might do in a town like Amsterdam, compared to what a tight ass like Ahmadinejad might do. The red light district alone provides all sorts of wild campaign options depending on the character you play."

Playsoft plans to release the game to the internet this summer, allowing multi player mode across the web. For now, only two world leaders can play against each other. "When Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Saddam Hussein,Vladimir Putin and Margaret Thatcher go heads up for the mayoral position, just imagine what the campaign promises might be like there."

Test audiences seem to agree and have given the game a consistent rating of 5 stars. One test gamer commented, "I put Margaret Thatcher in a white bra and a thong and had her glowing under black lights while asking for votes. Then I tried to discredit Clinton by getting him a beejer in the back of the Bulldog while blowing a hydroponic fatty, but that backfired of course. Clinton can't be embarrassed into losing an election."

"There are other nuggets in the game too, but they are a little hard to find", says Lyphliss. "Since Ahmadinejad claims there are no gays in his own country, an opposing candidate may be shocked find him polishing Hussein's knob in the back of the Banana Bar, but you'll have to bribe the right street barker to see it."

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