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Tea Party Zombies Must Die

Hey kids, hear about the latest rage? It’s “Tea Party Zombies Must Die” an exciting new first-person shooter “Advergame.” Here’s how it’s described:

DON’T GET TEA-BAGGED! The Tea Party zombies are walking the streets of America. Grab your weapons and bash their rotten brains to bits! Destroy zombie Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Glenn Beck, the Koch Brothers, and many more!

Don’t believe the hype? I took the game for a whirl and managed to snag some choice screenshots. Here’s some of the graffiti that appears inside the “trailer park” level.

If you can’t make it out, that sign says “MORE TAX KUTS 4 RICH FOKE!” And this one says “GO BACK 2 KENYA”

The verisimilitude is quite striking. See for instance this tableau: an undead yokel, his rotting flesh peaking through holes in his faded blue overalls, stands against an ominous sky between the Stars and Bars and the iconic image of President Obama as the Joker:

Oh, neat! This Tea Party zombie lady is wearing the ragged remains of a KKK robe!

I didn’t advance to the later levels, but they promise zombie versions of Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and Bill O’Reilly. And of course the opportunity to “bash their rotten brains to bits!” Looks like fun:

She came from Alaska, to feast on your flesh! Oh, look! There’s infamous Tea Partiers Newt Gingrich and Bill O’Reilly skulking through the post-apocalyptic remains of a Fox News Studio. This all makes so much sense:

But the best part about the game is that it isn’t just fun. It’s educational. Between levels we get informative tidbits about how Obamacare lowers the deficit, and how most Republicans think the president is a Muslim. There are even lessons to be learned in dying:

I can feel wave after wave of New Tone washing over me.

UPDATE: MRCtv got comment from Jason Oda, head of StarvingEyes, the company that created the game. Oda called it “just a personal project” and said he is “not worried about it effecting business.”

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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