Hong Kong pro-democracy activists like Jimmy Lai, Jimmy Sham and Joshua Wong become fugitives in a free online video game in China called “Everyone Fights Traitors”.
Players have to find eight wanted criminals who are Hong Kong activists in the pro-democracy movements, and use sticks or slippers to attack the black-clad. Many Weibo (Chinese Twitter) netizens praised the game as “fun” and “venting”.
The game start-page reads “Hong Kong is China’s Hong Kong, so no outside forces can touch it!”. The background image is a group of people in black wearing yellow helmets, flying the Chinese & Hong Kong flags.
After entering the game, players need to catch eight “traitors” in the crowd and “guard Hong Kong”. The prototypes of the eight traitors include an ancient traitor and seven Hong Kong activists:
- Jimmy Sham, convener of pro-democracy organization Civil Human Rights Front(CHRF)
- Joshua Wong, who serves as secretary-general of pro-democracy party Demosistō.
- Jimmy Lai, a Hong Kong entrepreneur who founded an Asian clothing retailer Giordano, and Next Digital (Formerly Next Media), a Hong Kong-listed media company and a Chinese-language media group. He is one of the main contributors to the pro-democracy camp, especially to the Democratic Party.
- Martin Lee Chu-ming, the founding chairman of the United Democrats of Hong Kong and its successor, the Democratic Party, Hong Kong’s flagship pro-democracy party. He was also a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong from 1985 to 1997 and from 1998 to 2008.
- Albert Ho Chun-yan, a solicitor and politician in Hong Kong. He is the current chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China and former chairman of the Democratic Party from 2006 to 2012.
- Nathan Law, a politician and activist in Hong Kong. As a former student leader, he has been chairman of the Representative Council of the Lingnan University Students’ Union, acting president of the LUSU, and secretary-general of the Hong Kong Federation of Students.
- Anson Maria Elizabeth Chan Fang On-sang, GBM, GCMG, CBE, JP is a Hong Kong politician and civil servant who served as Chief Secretary in both the Hong Kong Government under the British sovereignty and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government under the Chinese sovereignty.
Each “traitor” is accompanied by a text introduction. As for the rules of the game, it is very simple. Players only need to use sticks, slippers, etc. to attack people in black and catch eight wanted criminals in the crowd. The developer of this game is currently unknown, but the “Global Times” reported that the game has been widely discussed on mainland social media. Many netizens on Weibo also shared the game and praised it as “fun” and “venting”. Some people said that “although it is relatively simple and boring, it is super relieved.”