August 17, 2006
Players have to frantically put together trainers as the clock runs down, using a pathetic wage to buy drink and food to stop their energy bar from disappearing.[Guardian Newsblog]
There is a daily quota of shoes to hit, with wages being docked if it is missed.
If money runs low, it is a struggle to buy food, and the shoes become blurry as tiredness sets in.
When I played the game - in which joining a union can cost you your job - I lasted the equivalent of three days before running out of money, food and strength.