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Edward Snowden dodges NSA traps in endless runner iOS and Android game

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is now the star of his very own iPhone and Android game; a Temple Run style endless runner app inspired by his exploits.

In 'Snowden Saga - Escape from Den of Iniquity', the player navigates Snowden through a futuristic sci-fi world in which objectives include collecting secret documents and avoiding traps set by the 'authorities'.

The pretence of the game does take a fantastical look into what the future holds for Snowden however. Rather than holding asylum in Russia, here, Snowden has escaped jail after being "convicted of a crime he didn't commit".

In a further departure from real life events, the titular character is an ex-secret service agent who must collect the top-secret documents "to get info on how to save himself as well as his country".

The game has been created by Moong Labs, an Indian developer firm based just outside New Delhi. The company's previous releases include Fruit Cutter and Crash Rider, none of which have enjoyed huge success.

The idea to ride on the back of Snowden's extensive media coverage however may prove a clever move by the firm.

Interestingly the team has managed to get the app past Apple's rules against satirising real life political issues - recently company banned the 'Joyful Executions' app, a game which parodies North Korean propaganda.

By using the loose term 'authorities', Moong Labs may have been able to get round the App Store rule that "Enemies' within the context of a game cannot solely target a specific race, culture, a real government or corporation, or any other real entity".