Liz Truss has been in the headlines since becoming Prime Minister, but she’s also making her mark on the gaming world as part of a new video game.
A Liz We Trust, a free-to-play 8-bit web-based game, was launched on Tuesday and allows players to ‘control’ Mrs Truss as she tries to find as many pound coins as she can in British homes to give to the British . City of London.
Mrs Truss’s character was drawn from her wardrobe, with clothes including a jacket emblazoned with ‘mini-Liz’, as well as the white trainers she wore during an interview with Beth Rigby, which would prove to be useful while running around town. to achieve your goal.
However, the sprint is not easy, with a flurry of political and banking figures fighting to stop it, including Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer, Tory MP Michael Gove and Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey .
Players will also need to be careful as they only have three lives before it’s game over.
Construct co-founder Tom Gullen, who worked with creative agency Cow and developer Bart Alluyn of Lessis Games on the game, said it was “designed and developed in three working days at a cost of just £750, which it is even less these days than before the mini-budget”.
“After the catastrophic consequences of Liz’s first few weeks in power, we were naturally concerned as a small British business,” he added.
“We thought the best thing we could do was what we do best, with a satirical twist, to put a smile on people’s faces in otherwise sad times.
“We’re sure it will be a huge hit with everyone across the country, from Nicola Sturgeon to Rishi Sunak.”