There’s An Edward Snowden Game, And Yes, It’s A Runner

There’s An Edward Snowden Game, And Yes, It’s A Runner

If you’ve ever played Temple Run and thought it needed a little less temple and a little bit more whistleblower refugee, you’re in luck: there is now an endless runner based on the life of Edward Snowden.

Snowden, the NSA leaker who revealed the existence of the US government’s PRISM surveillance program last month, plays leading man in Snowden Run 3D, which you can get for free on the Google store (for Android) or the creator’s website (for PC/MAC). Like in real life, video-game-Snowden runs infinitely until he is caught and can drop a hydrogen bomb by calling “Uncle Putin” on his mobile phone.

“The game does not point a finger to either the US agencies and companies involved in the data-collection scandal nor Mr Snowden,” writes creator Michele Rocco Smeets. “It attempts to remain neutral as far as a parody can be unbiased. There is absolutely no political motivation behind this game nor am I affiliated with any government agencies or Mr Snowden.”


  • Its been many weeks now and im still not sure what to think of this guy and his actions. The libertarian in me wants to throw him a party, my more conservative side wants him to stop. I just dont know. I dont want him arrested, but i also dont want him to become a cult hero for anarchists and pseudo intellectual uni kids looking to ‘fight the power’.

    • Unfortunately, what Snowden did was illegal. But at the same time, the acts conducted in the PRISM program were also a violation of human privacy.

      In general, the US agencies involved are only angry with Snowden’s actions because thanks to Snowden they were caught with their hands in the cookie jar.

      • I know right? I remember when whistleblowers were treated like hero’s, not terrorists.

        • They always have been treated as both. Who is considered a hero by one group is considered a thread of another group.

          Irrespective, the cost of being a whistle blower is having to start over as the field where you blew the whistle will never trust you again.

          • True. But in most cases these people, while blacklisted in their industry had the backing of the law behind them, even when they resorted to minor crimes to achieve it. In the past few years though we have seen that the more extreme crimes of behalf of the government are protected while the rights of citizens are eroded. The US broke it’s own constitution and while we all argue back and forth they are free to continue unpunished.

            Even the forefathers they glorify warned of the events that have become the current US political climate. What was once the very foundation of government they sought to escape has become the very thing they now practice.

    • Yeah I know what you mean, it’s hard to find that middle ground that doesn’t get you labeled a tin foil hat wearing full time hippy student or a heartless idiot who is more than happy to suck Government dick and call it ice cream. (Harsh I know)

      I think I find myself folding a foil hat more than anything though, it is sad to see the way that the US is able to ignore it’s own wrong doings yet still have the law backing them up. Using trade and other methods to bully others in to handing over those who are willing to stand up to them.

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