China’s Latest Viral Video Game Makes You Clap For The President

We’ve all seen some incredible trends and made a lot of memories off the back of viral mobile games. Flappy Bird literally sent the world into a frenzy and was slated the hardest game ever because we couldn’t manage to tap a screen the correct way.

Now, it looks like a viral game out of China has the potential to change the world, through its very subtle encouragement of China’s President Xi Jinping. Basically, China’s tech giant Tencent, the good folks who brought the world WeChat,  created a game that gets players to applaud the President’s nearly three-and-a-half-hour Communist Party Congress speech.

Sounds like a blast, right?

The game, called “Excellent Speech: Clap for Xi Jinping,” asks players to clap for the president by tapping on their screens as many times as they can in a span of 19 seconds. First, users are played a short snippet of Xi’s speech before they are allowed to get into the action.

According to What’s on Weibo, an online outlet that tracks China’s social media trends, the game has been played more than 400 million times since Wednesday, with players racking up a grand total of more than 1 BILLION claps.

That’s a lot of clapping.

Apparently, old mate’s speech touched on a number of issues, including a “New era of socialism with Chinese characteristics”, economic reform and a new anti-corruption campaign.

It must have been a bloody good one because some users claim they clapped over 1,695 times during the game.

Source: CNBC

 

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