A group of Canterbury students have riled UKIP leader Nigel Farage by developing a game that spoofs both the politician and his party.
Kent Online reports that the game, called UKIK, sees players take control of a character called Nicholas Fromage who is tasked with kicking immigrants as far as he can off the White Cliffs of Dover.
The further an immigrant is kicked, the higher the player’s ‘racism’ rating.
Those elements are risible and in many ways pathetic,” Farage said of the project, which was made by a group calling themselves FonGames who attend a technology class at Canterbury Academy. 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 [but] if they want to go away and look at UKIP policies, they will actually learn a lot.”
FonGames describes itself as a team of developers who create games based upon controversial news stories for the purposes of entertainment and to encourage political discussion amongst young people”.
Canterbury Academy principal Phil Karnavas added: "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.
"This game may be a bit ‘edgy’ but I suspect it will not bring the British political system crashing down!"