A new indie video game, Tea Party Zombies Must Die! from StarvingEyes Advergaming, features “Pissed Off Stupid White Trash Redneck Birther Zombie” as one of the lumbering undead conservative characters you get to blow away. Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann are featured as harpies who swoop down to cause extra damage, and there are commentator zombies from Fox News.
One of the appealing features of the game is the graffiti, things like ObamaCare with a swastika painted on it as well as “Impeach” banners and other familiar Tea Party signage. Between each level the game presents educational progressive criticism of the conservative themes featured in the game. Locales include a trailer park, Koch Industries and Fox News. The Fox News segment had something special for Misha.
I found the game to be a satirically-themed attempt to educate in an entertainment context. I didn’t take the game seriously, finding it more funny than anything else. I certainly didn’t feel any sense of vicariously getting back at conservatives through the game. The gameplay is more blowing away generic zombies with anti-conservative ads between levels. Others may find the concept of taking an Uzi to Glenn Beck abhorrent for any reason and I can respect that reaction. Conservatives are predictably whining about it [YouTube video].
Darin Miller at Andrew Breitbart Presents Big Hollywood, a zombie lore aficionado, wrote:
A zombie invasion would bring America together, not divide us on party lines.
Miller does make one good point when he says:
… let’s contemplate the outrage that reversing this game would bring. What if President Obama and his administration, or any of the liberal leaders in Congress, were the zombies? The outcry (and potentially the government investigation into a company promoting the assassination of the President) would no doubt be huge. This is exactly the kind of disrespectful and intolerant rhetoric that the Left has been urging the Right to stop using.
I personally hate first-person shooters and the gameplay is nothing to write home about.
The game is no longer online.