Many of the political games I've found usually involve various presidential candidates fighting it out with special attacks relating to their campaign or personality. Political video games are nothing new. But as far as I know, this one is:
(Click above to see for yourself!)
When the game finally loads (it takes a few minutes), it opens to a title screen that gives you the option to view the zombies that are included before you start your mission. There are a lot more than I had expected. Big names like Sarah Palin and Rick Perry are included with a few others who are simply alluded to. For example, there is the 'Factory Made Blonde Fox News Barbie Who Has Never Had A Problem In Her Life Zombie' ( aka Megyn Kelly of Fox News).
When you begin the actual game it gives you difficulty settings - something I was not expecting for this type of game. The controls are simple, but for those of you easily susceptible to motion sickness might want to lay off the right and left arrow keys when turning.
The levels are short yet satisfying. Every level moves you onto a new area providing different zombies that suit the surroundings. Between many of the levels, quotes found in articles from the Guardian, New York Times, GreenPeace, and various other groups are inserted to make a statement about the suggested wrongdoings of the Tea Party. These ideas are transmitted into the following level.
Once the zombies overcome you, you receive this lovely message:
Just to throw it out there, I did kill more than three zombies.
This game is good bit of fun. Personally, I don't like the real 'Factory Made Blonde Fox News Barbie Who Has Never Had A Problem In Her Life Zombie' and this is a wonderful way to get rid of that aggravation. But whether you a supporter of the Tea Party or not, this is an interesting look on the way media can be used to promote political beliefs and to poke a bit of fun at it all.
Of course the title and content have turned some heads the wrong way, and for every expected reason. A majority of the zombies in this game come from Fox News, who responded with an article of their own.
Give it a look. What do you guys think about this?