We at ZZN usually stay out of politics. We try to leave that kind of news to CNN and FOX, after all, with the exception of the buzzword “Zombie Politics” you don’t usually find real Zombies in the political arena… or do you?
A new online game called Tea Party Zombies Must Die, has players running around the post-apocalyptic word fending off Right Wing conservative Tea Party super stars like Glen Beck, Mike Huckabee, and even a Zombified Sara Palin!
Game play is simple: “A” makes you change weapons, “S” makes you reload. and “D” makes you use your weapon. The arrow keys are used to move the player. Graphically similar to the classic game “DOOM” but with a much more polished look, players move around a virtual world to a trailer park, city rally and even Fox News HQ.
Though the game has been designed as an over-the-top joke to poke fun at the Tea Party and Republican message, it does have its own political message that presents itself in the form of load screens between levels like the screenshot below.
Has the game taken a joke too far? Many in the Republican party think so. The week of the game’s internet debut, almost every political blog and Conservative news site did a piece on it.
And why shouldn’t they? A game that has you running around the Fox News Headquarters using Uzis, AK47s, Knives, Crowbars, Shotguns and more to kill Zomb Hannity and friends until you get to the Generic Blonde News Reporter Spawning Pit then fight a huge Zombie Glen Beck can’t be a joke.
A joke is when the real life Sarah Palin puts a map of the United States on her website with cross-hairs over Democratic power players locations… and one of them actually gets shot in the real world, not a video game. That is Republican political humor.
Lets be honest and unbiased: neither are really good jokes. The game play is addictive and the message is accurate in “Tea Party Zombies Must Die!”, but it would be just as easy for the Republicans to do a similar game featuring Obama and his “Hope Zombies”. The reason you’ll never see such a game is because, believe it or not, there is such thing as taking a joke too far, and making a game where you have to try to kill the sitting president is tasteless and tacky, no matter what your political views are.
This game has spots of humor and gets the political point across. If you set politics aside, its actually a game that is kind of fun and can keep you busy for a while, but it is not for everyone.
What do you think? Has this game gone too far? Let us know in the comments section after the gallery below.