The ITV reporter who was “roughed up” by Bejing police while reporting on a protest to free Tibet is the star of a new online game poking fun at the Chinese authorities.
One Tibet One Dream starring ITV’s John Ray has been released free on the internet by high profile Scottish games development firm T-Enterprise.
You can play it free online at www.t-enterprise.co.uk/onedream.
On Wednesday (13th August) John Ray was grabbed by police, forced to the ground and bundled into a van while covering the demonstration.
Police also dragged him along the ground, stamped on his hands and ripped his shoes off.
In the online game players control a little cartoon John Ray who is attempting to plant Tibetan flags on “Monkey Magic” clouds.
But if he falls off he is chased along the ground by a Chinese tank.
T-Enterprise’s MD Sadia Chishti said: “What happened to John Ray is disgusting. While the attention of the world is focused on China, the authorities must be panicking to treat a foreign journalist in such a heavy handed way.
“We were so appalled to see how John had been treated that we immediately started work on this game. As games developers it’s our way of commenting on social issues, and we know that this game will maintain awareness of what happened for months to come.”
T-Enterprise is a games development business based in Glasgow. It employs six people and works with businesses across the UK.
Earlier this year it captured national headlines with the launch of a game where players help a Heather Mills character collect her £24m divorce settlement by throwing water around a courtroom.
Other recent games include gentle ribbing of British Airways for the Heathrow terminal five PR disaster.
The game’s developers believe One Tibet One Dream is their most addictive free online game yet.
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