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Right wing party uses platformer for its platform

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Believe it or not, it’s already time for politicians in America to start vying for the next elections. The Republican Party has released a platformer to drum up support, and I keep wondering what a South African version would look like.

Giopi 1

Mission Majority stars an elephant named Giopi is a simple, 8-bit platformer that features enemies called “Job-destroying Taxers” who were sent by Harry Reid and President Obama. Using the classic collect all the keys approach, each key represents “helping a Republican campaign get more volunteers”. As you jump on the various “taxers”, sound bytes are released to show the negative comments made by or about Democrats. It just feels so, American.

Giopi 2

While the Democrats could fire back with other classically awful phrases that Republican senators and congressmen have spewed, I do find this approach to ramification of politics quite intriguing.

Could you imagine a South African version? Just think of the excellent sound bytes we could use as you jump around (GIVE US THE MONEY!) , squashing red berets and exploring the sprawling Nkandla map. Why is this not a thing already? Can you imagine how much fun it would be, and maybe it could highlight just how crazy the political situation has become.

I like that games are so mainstream that everyone is jumping on the trend, but I do wish they would put a bit more effort into it. If you’re going to use games to spread your ideology, at least make it something worth playing. Which style game would you like to see used for a political games? I think Hungry Hungry Hippos might be the most appropriate.

Last Updated: August 27, 2014


  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 27, 2014 at 13:39

    … words… brain… ow…


    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      August 27, 2014 at 13:57

      Ow ow ow HAI


      • Kensei Seraph

        August 27, 2014 at 14:14

        That’s lascist.


        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          August 27, 2014 at 15:13



    • Rinceable

      August 27, 2014 at 14:38

      Words every republican uses when trying to think?


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        August 27, 2014 at 15:05

        the body has ways of shutting that whole thing down…


  2. Pieter Smal

    August 27, 2014 at 13:44

    “The Democratic tales of Zuma”! Help Zuma catch coins in the fabled Neverland featuring timed strategic levels and scapegoating! Run away from the EFF monster and save your six wifes (each locked up in a castle). Featuring exciting sidekicks and propaganda, “The Democratic tales of Zuma” will be available for download soon!


    • HvR - 2 days

      August 27, 2014 at 13:47

      Final boss, GodZille throwing Botox filled syringes at you.


  3. Great Teacher Umar

    August 27, 2014 at 13:47

    Say what you want about this game. The music is F***KING GREAT!! I’m just leaving the tab open and listening to the sweet sounds of our Founding Fathers


  4. HvR - 2 days

    August 27, 2014 at 13:49

    Aaargh, see American politicians game making is as about as good as their policy making.

    That headline is a bit over dramatic though, without context sounds like you will be running around in white pajamas lynching people.


  5. Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

    August 27, 2014 at 13:53


    Games are bad for you yo! *makes game for campaign*


    • Lord Chaos

      August 27, 2014 at 14:25

      Well, now the other party can just say they are promoting violence.


  6. dawith

    August 27, 2014 at 14:09

    Republican arnt RIghtwing they are center left almost pink
    Gamers and poltics dont mix


  7. Rinceable

    August 27, 2014 at 14:28

    What? A game, made by the same people who claim games are the source of all the world’s ills? Okay…


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