Rochester man makes Suez Canal video game

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Saturday marks the fifth day since a giant container ship was stuck sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal.

The ship named the Ever Given is blocking the crucial waterway and disrupting global shipping and trade. The gaff also caused a flurry on social media, inspiring memes, and now a video game.

Eric Wilder, from Rochester, created an online game where you can play as the lone bulldozer tasked with moving the ship. The Game Boy Style graphics coupled with the nostalgic music have been a hit online. But, much like the real deal, little can be done to move the boat.

That has not stopped people from trying. Eric’s original tweet has amassed more than 4,000 views. Outstanding for a game he said he put together in a little over two hours.

Authorities have failed at new attempts to free the vessel. But, maybe you’ll have better luck.

You can play the Suez Canal game on Eric’s website.

It’s not his first venture into video game creation. Late last year he developed a GameBoy game based off of the hit TV show, “The Mandalorian.”

He’s also quite skilled at recreating famous portraits, by using only a type writer.

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