NSA PRISM WHISTLEBLOWER Edward Snowden might be seeking asylum in Russia but that hasn't stopped a namesake character from making an app debut in a game called Snowden Saga - Escape from Den of Iniquity.
The game, available on both iOS and Android, is a Temple Run style affair. Users play as a character that looks nothing like Edward Snowden himself, avoiding obstacles such as laser door traps and long drops while collecting secret documents to get extra points.
The app description reads, "Snowden Saga - Escape from Den of Iniquity is a spy action game about Snowden, an ex-secret service agent who got wrongly convicted of a crime he didn't commit.
"He has has escaped the jail with the help of some friends and now you take control of Snowden and help him escape the authorities that are following him, guide him through tricky paths changing gravity in a sci-fi world; don't forget to collect the top secret documents to get info on how to save himself as well as his country."
The game's developer Moong Labs promises "mind-blowing 3D visual effects" and "highly-addictive gameplay", but we're going to have to disagree. We downloaded the app and were left frustrated after an ad filled up a large portion of the screen during our time playing.
It's not very easy, either, and unlike in Temple Run users have to swipe left or right to rotate the screen, which caused much confusion at The INQUIRER towers. Those who like a challenge might appreciate this, but those with little patience or a short temper might want to steer clear.
We don't know if there are any surprises in store further into the game, given that we struggled to put up with 10 seconds of trying to play it.
Thankfully though, there don't appear to be any in-app purchases for things such as disguises or whatnot, so parents don't have to fear if their kids get hold of the game.
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