The news that British publishers and developers would be getting tax breaks was, for many, the highlight of yesterday’s Budget. So, to celebrate, some bright spark decided to start a trending topic on Twitter to reimagine game titles with a more British leaning. Indeed, it’s still going strong as I type this.
With the tag of #culturallybritishtaxbreakgames, the Twitterati came up with some terrific puns and other riffs on British culture. Here are just a handful of my personal favourites:
Professor Leyton Orient
Command and Conkers
The Secret of Barry Island
Evelyn: Total Waugh
Tony Hawks Pro Comedian and Author
Mario and Sonic Fail Horribly at the Winter Olympic Games
ToeJam and Earl Grey
Power Scone (one of mine, but it was re-tweeted three times, so it must’ve been appreciated by a few).
I’d add more, but Twitter keeps breaking on me when I try to search the hashtag for anything more than five hours ago. Feel free to comment with your own suggestions if you weren’t privy to this mass procrastination-fest today.