"The Daily Show" is turning the battle over gun legislation into a game, creating a satirical video game that it says could "inspire politicians to do something to end gun violence."

"All of this week, everyone has been asking: What can we do to try to end gun violence?" Trevor NoahTrevor Noah'Daily Show' to broadcast live on election night Beyoncé says she's helping provide aid to Nigerian protesters Fauci: 'Divisive nature' in US hampering coronavirus response MORE, host of "The Daily Show," told his audience Thursday on the late-night Comedy Central program. "For a lot of politicians, the solution has been to do something about video games, because they say violent video games have the power to influence people to commit murder."


"That got us thinking, if video games are so persuasive, maybe video games could even inspire politicians to do something to end gun violence," he said with a grin.

That's why, Noah said, "The Daily Show" made a new online game, dubbed "The Legislator: License to Bill."

The game is made to look like a throwback to the early days of computer and video games, and players can select from a variety of tongue-in-cheek difficulty levels: functioning democracy, which is considered easy, a filibuster-proof majority or the "impossible" version, actual Congress.

Players, serving as lawmakers, then have to choose whether to accept money from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and whether to combine the gun bill with legislation on infrastructure. The member of Congress's approval rating and campaign funds dip and rise depending on their choices.

But a disclaimer at the end of the game offers grim prospects for gun bill supporters: "Any outcome in which gun control legislation is passed does not remotely reflect the current political reality."

The game comes in the wake over a national debate over gun violence, after more than 30 people were killed in a pair of shootings last weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

In remarks on Monday, President TrumpDonald John TrumpStephen Miller: Trump to further crackdown on illegal immigration if he wins US records 97,000 new COVID-19 cases, shattering daily record Biden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll MORE placed some of the blame for the shootings on "gruesome and grisly video games."

Scientific studies have not found a link between violent video games and violent behavior.

Noah, a frequent critic of Trump, said Thursday that his show crafted its video game in a single day. Noah urged "lawmakers and everybody else" to "go check it out."

"Who knows," Noah said, "maybe it'll even inspire Congress to actually go out there and write some laws."

Speaking with reporters on Friday, Trump called for "intelligent background checks" on gun purchases, predicting lawmakers would come together on the issue.

"This isn't a question of NRA, Republican or Democrat," the president said.

Trump had previously voiced support for stronger background checks after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., but later backed away from the idea amid NRA opposition.