Always wanted to develop your place management skills? Want to manage somewhere different? Well now you can (sort of).

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released a new app that lets you run any town in Australia. You get access to real census data and hundreds of projects that you can choose to initiate. If the introductory video is anything to go by, the game seems to encourage community consultation and you certainly seem to get community reaction to your ideas.

The question seems to be what kind of leader will you be? "Will you be treated to a ticker tape parade, or chased out of town by an angry mob?"

The game is free to download. If you do, let us know what you think.