Play 'MP for a Week'
Not a joke - an initiative aimed at 11-14-year-olds, supported by Speaker Bercow.
Using footage from the Commons chamber, as well as interviews with politicians, 'MP for a Week' allows players to experience the daily life of a backbench MP and be scored according on the effect their decisions have.
Unlike other on-line games aimed at children, there are no guns or bombs, no blood-fest and no zombies to slaughter.
Players are able to choose their speeches, use their mouse to get the Speaker's attention and even 'face a baying pack of journalists'. The game also includes footage of MPs giving advice to players, including Liberal Democrat Lembit Opik, Labour's Natascha Engel and Conservative Adam Afriyie.
Tom O'Leary, head of the Parliament's Education Service, believes the game will give students a better understanding of how Parliament works. He said: "MP for a Week gives students an understanding of how Parliament works in a way that hasn't been attempted before - by letting players experience life on the back benches. By learning through play, we hope students will find the political process interesting and more meaningful to them."
Learning through play?
Isn't that how real MPs familiarise themselves with the political process?
Does the game come with an unlimited expenses option?