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Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 09/07/2011

‘Tea Party zombies must die’ video game encourages players to mow down conservatives


Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann zombies. (Image from YouTube)
A new video game released by advertising company StarvingEyes Advergaming puts Sarah Palin’s crosshairs map to shame.

In “Tea Party Zombies Must Die,” players are encourage to mow down conservative commentators, political figures and tea partiers, including Sarah Palin, Bill O'Reilly, Newt Gingrich, Sean Hannity, Michele Bachmann, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Glenn Beck, and the Koch Brothers.

The graphic game puts tea partiers in Ku Klux Klan robes, places Fox commentators in what’s left of a post-apocalyptic office, and asks players to “grab your weapons and bash their rotten brains to bits!”

Jason Oda, head of StarvingEyes, told MRCtv: “The game was just a personal project. I am not worried about it effecting business.”

Personal or not, Oda’s project has already sparked quite the reaction. Howard Kurtz called the game “sickening.” MRCtv listed out the many reasons the game was “disturbing.” And the National Review has sarcastically noted that the best part about the game is that it’s not just fun, but “educational.”

“Between levels we get informative tidbits about how Obamacare lowers the deficit, and how most Republicans think the president is a Muslim,” the National Review writes. There are lessons to be learned from dying in the game, too, which happens if you don’t get health insurance, and after which you are told: “there’s no such thing as God.”

By  |  11:43 AM ET, 09/07/2011

 
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