Stormont deadlock: The crisis that spawned a video game


Politics is often seen as a game but rarely does a political crisis form the basis for an actual video game.

Northern Ireland has not had a devolved government for 18 months, after a power-sharing deal between the two main parties – the DUP and Sinn Féin – collapsed.

Now, the political parties are gearing up for a fight: albeit in the glorious eight-bit quality that only an arcade-style video game can provide.

Super Stormont Deadlock takes its inspiration from the popular fighting game, Street Fighter, except in this version it’s the MLAs putting up their fists.