Tea Party Zombies Must Die Stirs up a Bureaucratic Circus

 - Sep 9, 2011
References: nymag & gamepolitics
Ever since the days of Newgrounds.com, politically vocal video games have been missing from the industry, but this is about to change with the release of Tea Party Zombies Must Die.

Named for the libertarian political group it parodies, Tea Party Zombies Must Die charges players to confront the impending threat of zombified Tea Party members. Intentionally crass and to-the-point, the shooter includes ghoulish renditions of news figures like Newt Gingrich and Glenn Beck as well as politicians including congresswoman Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin. Needless to say, it caused a huge uproar among conservatives who viewed the game as violent, irresponsible and potentially dangerous.

Game creator Jason Oda explains that the game was merely a personal project although, judging from the eerily positive audience reaction, it's likely we'll see more video gamers masquerading as political pundits.