The topsy-turvy case of MegaUpload's sliding fortunes shook the world in disbelief while the Feds brought down its inevitable end. The execution of events following MegaUpload's shutdown seem to have captured the world's imagination.
Even as the movie adaptation of the transpiring events prior to and after MegaUpload shutdown is still in the making, a daring developer from Bionic Thumbs has created a game based on these events.
Popularly called "MegaUP: Upload if you can!", the game was launched on January 25 on Xbox Live Indie Game service. Cashing in on the hype and buzz surrounding the MegaUpload scam, the game gives you quite a captivating introduction.
"In 2012 four men owners of a known uploader web were sent to prison by the government of freedom for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from prison. Today, still wanted by the government of freedom, they survive as uploaders of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire them."
Expect a real world game experience with a delicately set up game introduction. However, it's too much to expect from the game which boasts barely a week's development cycle.
Despite its simplistic design, the game is an absolute fun and frolic with running and jumping mechanics inspired by Canabalt. The game capitalises on the fun quotient with the transpiring events in the aftermath of MegaUpload shutdown rather than striking a serious note.
The game is now available for purchase on the Xbox Live Indie Games marketplace for just $1 or 80 Microsoft Points.
Watch this cool official game trailer to help your buying decision:
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