Be a member of Parliament for the week in a new UK video game

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http://www.downloadsquad.com – Filed under: Fun, Games Just to clarify, a member of the UK Parliament is equivalent to a representative in the US House of Representatives. This is a game then about being a politician -- for a week! In MP For A Week you are tasked with all of the usual tasks of an active politician, ranging from interesting to menial. At the start, though it's not very clear, you need to pick a constituency, a political party (leading or opposition) and a difficulty setting. Once you've done that, click 'start' and off you go! Like most modern games, your smartphone acts as your game menu. In any given day you can attend a debate, answer correspondence from your constituency or even instigate a committee inquiry into culture or the environment! If you need help (because let's face it, we're not all destined to be politicians), there's a handy guide that'll give you some tips. It's a cute game and, I hope, fairly representative of the job itself. If you're interested in becoming a politician yourself, or if you're merely curious about what politicians get up to, give the game a go! It's in Flash, so you can jump right in (and if you're American, enjoy the quaint London accents...)Be a member of Parliament for the week in a new UK video game originally appeared on Download Squad on Thu, 14 Jan 2010 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments (General)