As the Republican nomination race has Mitt Romney in full focus, most people have totally forgotten that Ron Paul is still struggling in the race. But some supporters believe they could change that by bringing more focus to their favorite candidate with a video game. Supporters working on the Ron Paul video game are taking the presidential race to a whole new level.
Over the past few years it became clear exactly how important is technology when it comes to communication and advertising. Facebook revolutionized this segment, even more than Twitter and MySpace have. For politicians today not taking advantage of technology and people’s interest in it is a big mistake.
Some supporters of Ron Paul have decided to help him get a boost in popularity with a video game. The Ron Paul video game is a combination of Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog and entices players to get on “the Road to REVOLution”. The 76 year old Republican candidate needs your help to go through the 50 states of the game, collect gold coins and delegates to be able to shut down the Federal Reserve and become the president of the country.
The game developers even placed “treats” for players to make the game a bit more exciting, and send a message to Ron Paul’s adversaries. The player will have to fight 13 bosses in the game. The Ron Paul game developer said that one of the bosses in the game is actually John Maynard Keynes, a British economist.
If you find the idea thrilling (to play the game, not necessarily vote for Ron Paul), then you’d better be prepared for some waiting. The game developer didn’t mention a release date, but he expects the beta version to be available in June – July.
Behind the game you’re going to find Daniel Williams, most likely one of Ron Paul’s biggest fans. Williams said: “Through this game…my sincere hope is to perpetuate the spirit of Indie Games, which I feel is sort of the last bastion of ‘Free’ gaming”. He also added that the Ron Paul video game is his “gift to the liberty-loving community, as well as fans of classic gaming”.