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

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    … words… brain… ow…

    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      Ow ow ow HAI

      • Kensei Seraph

        That’s lascist.

        • Admiral Chief Assassin


    • Words every republican uses when trying to think?

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        the body has ways of shutting that whole thing down…

  • Pieter Smal

    “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

      Final boss, GodZille throwing Botox filled syringes at you.

  • Great Teacher Umar

    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

  • HvR – 2 days

    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.

  • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora


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

    • Lord Chaos

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

  • dawith

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

  • 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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