Kieth Vaz has announced plans to help manufacture a new non violent video game in response to what he sees as an onslaught of increasingly violent games.
Based on life in politics, 'Bandwagon Jumper' sees the player starting off as a toady researcher for an MP, fashioning soundbites for a big beast, as they slowly advance through the tricky world of politics. Players will need to develop their skills at giving ambiguous answers to questions, avoiding low level criminal infractions such as speeding tickets, as well as getting bonus points if they can help fiddle the expenses system.
"We decided that the majority of video games were simply becoming too violent, so we stepped in with our more sophisticated alternative." Said a spokesperson for Vaz.
“There's a fantastic level where you take over the metropolitan police.” Said one excited gamer. “You're given a baton and pepper spray, and once you've mastered 'kettling' you can basically go around and batter whoever you like. It's awesome.”
Bandwagon Jumper has been praised by the gaming community for it's complexity, and tricky challenges, such as how to cling onto power after an affair with your secretary, as well as avoiding responsibility for consequences of decisions taken earlier in the game whilst ruthlessly dispatching your colleagues.
The game ends with the player pulling off a tricky move of 'double think' over the electorate, as they travel to other countries to sell weapons to dictators for maximum profits, before urging their own electorate to support a war attacking said dictators.
"It's similar to Grand Theft Auto." Said one gamer "Although in this game the character is a bit more ruthless. I liked it."