New zombie shooter puts Palin, Bachmann, Gingrich, and other tea partiers in the crosshairs

Ever wished you could blow away a zombified version of Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Bill O’Reilly or Glenn Beck? In Tea Party Zombies Must Die, you can.

In the new game, authored by the folks at Starvingeyes.com, your character totes around a massive gun and dispatches zombies bearing the faces of conservative pundits and politicians.

The game is already raising eyebrows among folks like the brothers at The Daily Conversation (above) and The Raw Story, which smartly points out the tongue-in-cheek nature of Tea Party Zombies Must Die.

Still, the game is apparently not devoid of meaning or message:

In between levels, the game presents quotes from journalists and activists from organizations like The New York Times, The Guardian and Greenpeace, outlining the activities of Koch Industries, the influence of Fox News and the impact of big money on American democracy.

As with games like Kuma War, which lets gamers carry out their own version of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, or Modern Warfare 3, which gives players the chance to explore a terrorism scene in a London subway, Tea Party Zombies Must Die is a way to blow off steam, rather than doing it for real.

If you want to check out Tea Party Zombies Must Die for yourself, you can play it online.

Is this game all in good fun? Or does it go too far? Would you play it? Would you let your kids play it?

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2 responses to “New zombie shooter puts Palin, Bachmann, Gingrich, and other tea partiers in the crosshairs

  1. I don’t think I’d play it – and more importantly, I don’t think my husband (who actually plays video games) would play it. I also would be uncomfortable with my kids playing it.
    The right-wing scares me and angers me, but they’re REAL PEOPLE. I’d no more shoot them in a video game than I would any other digital depiction of a real person. I don’t like fantasy depictions of violence against real people, regardless of whether I agree with the real people politically or not.

  2. Whichever side of the aisle the target is on, this game is completely inappropriate and not even funny. Putting targets on real people is dangerous and irresponsible. There are more effective ways to get the “message” out about the danger some of these people pose to the United States, but those who would be playing this game already know why they are angry. “Blowing off steam” in this fashion is a lazy and immature way to handle whatever frustrations might be brewing.

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