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Play DiCaprio in Oscar quest with browser game

Posted: 7:47 AM, Feb 23, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-23 14:55:21Z

The Academy Awards are this Sunday--and one of the big questions surrounding the event: Will Leonardo DiCaprio finally get an Oscar?

One new browser game was created with that question in mind. Now you can help Leo on his quest for an Academy Award.

Leo's Red Carpet Rampage is an arcade style game where you race Leo down the red carpet to snatch that golden statuette.

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Along the way, users have to hit certain keys to help Leo run and  jump over photographers while nabbing Golden Globes and Emmys.

It’s free to play and will likely have you chuckling or screaming at Lady Gaga to get out of the way. In the end, you may find the Oscar just out of reach —no matter how many rounds you play.

The game was made by The Line. It’s a London-based collective of animators and directors represented by the Electric Theatre Collective. This is the first game the group has worked on together.

Sam Taylor, an animator with the line, told me within 48 hours of being posted, the game had more than a million hits.

"I don't think we had any idea that it was going to take off this quickly," said Taylor.

The Line, according to Taylor, is working on an update to the game which will allow your Leo to claim the Oscar with a special cheat code.

That code expected to be revealed through their Twitter account. 

As to whether the actual Leonardo has found out about the game, Taylor says "We haven't had any contact. We'd love to know what he thinks."