Friday, September 9, 2011

Tea Party Zombie game? Really?

She's angry.  You won't like her when she's angry.
She's angry. You won't like her when she's angry.

Ok, we know this will probably upset some people. If you are NOT a fan of the Tea Party and love first-person shooters, this may be the game for you. For everyone else, you may want to skip these next few paragraphs.

A new game, called Tea Party Zombies Must Die and created by StarvingEyes Advergaming, allows players to shoot a smorgasbord of GOP/Fox News personalities, including Sarah Palin, Bill O'Reilly, Newt Gringrich and Michele Bachmann.

But well-known figures aren't the only ones the game sets its sights on, as the Huffington Post notes:

Other characters in the first-person shooter include the "Generic Pissed Off Old White Guy Zombie," the "Pissed Off Stupid White Trash Redneck Birther Zombie" and the "Express Racist Views Anonymously On The Internet Modern Klan Zombie," who dons the remains of a KKK robe as he wanders around with a sign that describes President Barack Obama as a Muslim.

The game is a Flash-based, online shooter that's free to play.

Tea Party Zombies is filled with several conservative talking points, including Obamacare, the birther issue and Americans for Prosperity.

This isn't StarvingEyes' first foray into the political video game world. According to Politico, the company released a game in 2004 that allowed characters to fight monsters that represented members of the Bush administration.

Other StarvingEyes games include: Nikita - KillZone, Celebrity Kung-Fu by Atom Films and Oregon Trail Game for Fall Out Boy.

As far as controversy, the head of the group responsible for the game told MRC TV the game was a personal project and downplayed the criticism coming from conservative circles.

"I am not worried about it affecting business," Oda said.


M4d Ski11z's take: It's a game. It's not meant to be taken seriously. It's his personal project and he wanted a few laughs. I played a few levels of the game and think it's a joke. And before talk comes in that it glorifies killing pols and the like, they are ZOMBIES. Trust me, I know a thing or two about zombies. The Undead. Give it a rest. It's just a game, people.

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