Republican-Bashing Smartphone Game Released on Android Market

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"Smack That Elephant" offers liberals an outlet to vent their anger at GOP and Tea Party during the heat of the midterm elections

Design entrepreneur and game developer Rhinopop has released a touchscreen game for Google’s Android platform. In this game the player is challenged to 'smack' GOP elephants off a U.S. map before they turn states red, thus preventing a right-wing takeover of the country. With an interface that looks like an election map in time-lapse, the score is based on actual electoral votes of each state which allows for strategic gameplay.

The menu offers a variety of “attack modes” which determine the level of difficulty. In the advanced modes the user is also pitted against tea pots that have a genie-like Sarah Palin coming out of their spouts – and smash them. But there are also donkeys popping up, which hee-haw when you hit them.

"I've added the donkeys so it wouldn't become a game where you blindly hit anything that moves", explains Rhinehart Popp, the designer behind the game. The game idea has sprung out of Popp's frustration with right-wing "propaganda, targeted misinformation and the spreading of hate and blatant lies" so he decided to create an outlet for "us non-gun-owning liberals" to vent their anger whilst having some fun with it.

Additional features include a memorized high score of individual players so you can beat your own score or that of others.


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