US Republican party creates its own video game

"We want to raise awareness in every possible way."

The US National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has created a video game about defeating President Obama's regime. No, really.

The browser-based 8-bit game, 2014 Mission Majority, sees players assume the role of an elephant (the Republican mascot) named Giopi who's tasked with helping Republicans "win back the Senate."

As such, you jump on malicious "Taxers", who appear to be something like paperwork bound by red tape with terminally indecisive expressions on their faces as their ever-wavering eyebrows cluelessly ponder their very existence. As they die a quick and painless death these Taxers spout out Democratic rhetoric that's supposedly "mudslinging," according to the NRSC.

"There's not even a smidge of corruption," says one fallen Taxer.

"If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor," says another one via soundbite of Obama.

"This year's Republican Senate candidates are the strongest in decades (if not ever), and we want to raise awareness in every possible way," the NRSC said of the game in a report by Variety. "With that in mind, we are having a bit of fun with our approach."

As one would expect from a free game slagging off a political party, Mission Majority is absolute rubbish, but comically so in its heavy-handed propaganda and dreadfully banal design. Though I can't say I played it myself as it requires a login via Facebook, Google Plus or e-mail and when I attempted to try it, I only received a curious message that said "welcome undefined" with no prompt to actually begin the game. Perhaps I'm too off the grid for the Republican party? As such, your luck may vary, but you can always just watch videos of this peculiar political project on YouTube and I don't think you'll be missing much.

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