Schoolchildren Go Viral With App That Mocks Nigel Farage
A group of schoolchildren seem to have succeeded where Russell Brand couldn’t by managing to get under Nigel Farage’s skin. How? By inventing a game called Ukik where players kick immigrants as far as possible off the white cliffs of Dover to gain the highest “racism” rating.
The students, who have formed game design company FonGames, say the game aims to “make a mockery of extremist views”
Farage isn’t very impressed, and he was quoted in The Telegraph as saying:
“Those elements are risible and in many ways pathetic. I think I’m quite well known for having a sense of humour. I’m a public figure and of course people are going to have views. But elements of this game appear to cross the line. Fair play to them for having a bit of fun. If they want to go away and look at Ukip policies, they will actually learn a lot.”
The game features what seems to be a manifesto from the fictional Nicholas Fromage, Ukik leader, saying: “If you are feeling irrational and want to live in a right wing hell hole then vote UKIK this May.These people might improve our economy, contribute to our culture and make Britain great but they are different to us so let’s kick them all out!”
Principal Mr Karnavas said: “It’s certainly topical and should stimulate discussion about political issues amongst young people – something we are constantly told is important. But, really as political satire it is just a bit of fun. Many politicians don’t need help to make themselves look daft, or to say very silly things, but they should at least have the ability to laugh at themselves.”
Here is a short video of somebody playing the game.