“Corrupt Mayor Clicker” is a free game created by three young developers who were seeking a way to “criticize the corruption in a satirical way”.
The aim of the game, which is available on iPhone and Android, is to collect as much money as possible through illegal activities.
“Be a good politician, trick and steal all that's possible until you amass an insane quantity of money in our Swiss bank,” reads the description on the game's website, meigalabs.com.
“Make a killing!”
Screenshot from the mobile phone app Corrupt Mayor Clicker
Javier Lopez Camba, one of the app's creators, told AFP on Monday that the game has already been downloaded more than 100,000 times.
“Every day, when we watch TV, a new corruption scandal hits,” said Camba, 26.
Nearly all of the scenarios are inspired by “real facts” and the game will be updated with more examples taken from real-life corruption, he said.
But the developers have been careful include a disclaimer which reads: “Any resemblance to existing persons is purely coincidental.”