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Play as a crack-hunting Rob Ford in new video game

Once again, developers have enshrined Rob Ford's foibles in the annals of video game history. First, there was Stay Mayor, an Android minigame that featured a cartoon Ford in a race against time to earn enough money to buy back the crack video. Then there was Flappy Bird clone Flappy Ford (because why not). This Hour Has 22 Minutes even made a video mock-up of an 8-bit Ford game (it's not playable yet, but we're hoping).

Now there's Crackathon, an unpolished but weirdly addictive little platformer created by Nick Mostowich and Chris Ngan. The game allows you to play as a pixellated Ford avatar with a pasted-on face, dodging cops and cameramen in front of a Toronto skyline.

The player has to collect clouds of smoke, pot leaves and bottles of booze to win points (er, increase your "party score") before the timer (or "public opinion") runs out. There seems to be no in-game mechanism to increase public opinion, which leads me to believe that the real-life Ford has found some sort of cheat code.

The game features plenty of Ford's most infamous sound bites (pick up a cloud of crack smoke, and you get a "probably in one of my drunken stupors"). The game-over screen? A giant photo of Ford hanging his head, with the message "YOU HAVE BEEN IMPEACHED". (Technically, that's not possible in our legal system - but then again, plumbers can't spit fire and echidnas can't fly.)


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