Robbery the game

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The track is also available in a new format: a free videogame for OSX, Win, iOS and Android. Topical with recent revelations of the Bank of England and Tory government involvement in the huge LIBOR fixing scandal, the game is a satirical comment on probably the World’s biggest crime of all time: the ongoing heist of the global economy by the Bankstr inner circle.

‘Robbery’ is a 3D Virtual Surreality® game set in a world where the banks have stolen everyone’s savings, the Gov let them get away with it, and people are left with the bill. Maybe not that surreal then. You’re given the help of Coldcut who imprison the main Bankstr in a crystal ball. But it’s down to you to deliver justice and save the world, overcoming many challenges to arrest, charge and jail the miscreant in three increasingly difficult levels of Marble Madness-style rolling action.

With a trademark banging beat mixed by Adrian Sherwood (On-U Sound) and featuring JA vocalist Rholin Xs musing on who’s really robbing who, each level has a different rub of the track to which your gameplay adds extra sounds. On completing the game, the user gets a bonus track.

The cut’n’ paste graphics nod to Terry Gilliam and sample Gillray, the leading caricaturist of the 18th Century. Also more modern villains such as Mrs Batcher and Theresa Tankstr, relentless protectors of the elite who attack from the far right. Avoid Adam Smith (the father of dismal-nomics) and watch out for that champagne, it may give the enemy a bonus. Add a main Bankstr character who looks suspiciously like the bastard offspring of the Monopoly man and Richie Rich, and Ninja Tune co-founders Coldcut are again mashing up music, media and political satire in fine style. Following up the directions in their 1988 sampled graphics ecogame ‘Top Banana’ and their seminal ‘Let Us Play’ CD-ROM which signposted today’s apps and game/music convergence.