This game invites you to smash down China’s great internet firewall
China’s Great Firewall blocks its people from accessing dozens of popular websites, including Facebook, Google and Twitter.
But now there’s a way to rebel.
The_Wall is a game which lets you virtually take down these barriers.
The game was spotted, and greenlit, on Steam Greenlight, a user-voting based platform that allows fledgling studios to publish to Steam, if there’s enough public interest.
In The_Wall, you’re asked to free websites like Googlee, Wkipediaa and Twitterr — sound familiar?
“If you were born inside the wall, will you be docile enough to accept its protection…or would you like to break the wall?” the game says in a trailer.
The game appears to be produced by Chinese game developers, under the name ZuoBuLai game Studios, which directly translates in English to “Can’t do it.”
The game has received over a hundred comments by Chinese netizens, who appear to be in support of the concept.
“This looks promising, going to support you,” says one Chinese user on Steam.
“You have my vote, this is incredible,” another said.
“Why have we not broken this wall yet?” one added.
The game comes as China appears to be tightening its online regulations.
China on Sunday pledged to strengthen controls over search engines and news portals, just a week after it announced that online media platforms could only be managed by editorial staff who have been approved by the government.
Needless to say, the game is heading into some pretty controversial territory — and might soon find itself treading on pretty thin ice.
Mashable has reached out to ZuoBuLai studios for comment.