Over the last few days, American taxpayers in ten major cities across the country have been playing a new Space Invaders-inspired video game called ‘Tax Evaders‘. Projected onto the sides of buildings, the game enables people to “express their frustration with the nearly $100 billion that multinational corporations remove annually from the national budget.”
The national project, coordinated by Gan Golan, allows people to blast tax-evading corporations near well-known headquarters. Overpass light brigades have also been spelling out illuminated messages telling them to pay up.
In ‘Tax Evaders’, which was designed in collaboration with game designer Paolo Pedercini of Molleindustria, the classic Space Invaders have become corporations trying to escape with society’s resources.
Players can use Wii controllers or body motion to blast the evaders and cause revenues to fall back to earth, revitalizing public services. The game aims to highlight the issue of corporate tax evasion and allow players to shoot Twitter-bombs at the corporations #taxevaders.