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Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement gets computer game makeover

How do you defend yourself against scores of tear gas wielding police while manning the barricades at Hong Kong's protest camps? Unleash the wrath of Chinese deity Guan Yu.

That's just one of the options available to players of a new smartphone game which has swiftly become a hit in the city.

"Yellow Umbrella" has been downloaded more than 40,000 times from the Google Play store since its release on Monday, the game's developers said. But it has yet to receive approval from Apple.

It puts players on a protester barricade as it is charged by lines of police and triad thugs and even has chief executive Leung Chun Ying dressed as a wolf.

- AFP.

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