Brazil's President-Hopeful Gets Her Own Videogame

Brazil's President-Hopeful Gets Her Own Videogame

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With a runoff election fast-approaching, one of Brazil's two presidential candidates is hoping to win some more votes with her very own videogame.

Dilma Rousseff, one of Brazil's leading presidential candidates, knows what the kids like these days: videogames. The political hopeful has cashed in on this trend by appearing as a prominent character in a Super Mario Bros.-esque Flash game. Her opponent, José Serra, also makes an appearance as a zombie.

The game requires Rousseff to gather red stars, which are the symbol of Rousseff's political group, the Workers' Party. Meanwhile, players have to avoid the lurching undead abomination that is Serra, who is a member of the Social Democratic Party. Toucans, which are the symbol of Serra's party, also appear throughout the game and attack players.

Rousseff and Serra are actually going to be in a runoff election on October 31st because none of the original three candidates grabbed more than 50% of the vote. Rousseff is current president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's named successor and, according to MSNBC, she has a ten point lead on her opponent.

Source: Dilma Adventure via GamePolitics

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Wow promoting a game to gain votes rather than attacking it, the world is over get into your fallout shelters.

McCain should have made first person Vietnam shooter BA DUM TISH.

This from a country who was only too eager to order a game yanked off the shelves because of some greedy turd. BTW, as far as that lil topic, Steam still has EoLC on their digital shelves.
Looking at this I don't think even Bowser would want either on his side against Mario.

I played it. It reaaaaaally sucked.

Clever girl...

Video games are finally being used by the govermment... of brazil.

Awww yea, you gotta start influencing these kids while they're still young and squishy

Having played the game now, I'm afraid that she has lost my vote. It's that irritating. Luckily though, as I'm not Brazilian, she won't have to worry about me voting for the other guy.

I didn't know brazilians were yellow!!!

Learn something new everyday...

I think that this shows she has no knowledge of how most gamers think. We live in two different worlds, video games are not a absolute unifier its a hobby. If she spent that money funding a game from a real developer to get her name on it she would see far better results considering it would show shes at least trying to socialize with the industry instead of just trying to milk it.

This is...

This is quite clever.

Still voting for the Social Democrats because I'm hoping they'll cut the support to Iran's atomic industry. Yeah we Brazilians are kind of a big deal you know. Let's see you help topple the Iranian dictorship with your vote.

If I was able to vote there, I'd vote against - just for inflicting this on children.

Except she was not the one who made the or ordered the creation of the game. It was made by supporters from the website "Dilma na Rede" (Dilma Online).

And the game really sucks, BTW. Voting on her anyway because Lula has been doing a great job so far and I wouldn't want to go back to the Social Democrat Party's era (the nineties), when Brazil's economy and overall presence on the international scenario was just plain bad.

About the GTA banning issue samsonguy920 talked about, don't generalize. This was a decision from a singular judge on the 1st instance (and a bad one, by the way). It's just a misinformed judge who has no knowledge whatsoever about the matters she's judging on. There are clueless judges everywhere in the world. It's not like the whole country or the government wants the game banned. If Rockstar sends their lawyers to appeal the decision, they will surely get something better out of it (although they will probably still have to pay damages to the guy, because they really did use the song without authorization).

The Random One:

Still voting for the Social Democrats because I'm hoping they'll cut the support to Iran's atomic industry. Yeah we Brazilians are kind of a big deal you know. Let's see you help topple the Iranian dictorship with your vote.

Yeah, or we just come from countries that wouldn't support Iranian dictatorships to begin with. Either or.

OT: if the game sucks it could work against her haha.

vansau:
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Have you actually played it, because judging by that screen shot, the game doesn't even have a separate jump animation, which is not exsactly a sign of resounding quality.

AndreyC:
Except she was not the one who made the or ordered the creation of the game. It was made by supporters from the website "Dilma na Rede" (Dilma Online).

And the game really sucks, BTW. Voting on her anyway because Lula has been doing a great job so far and I wouldn't want to go back to the Social Democrat Party's era (the nineties), when Brazil's economy and overall presence on the international scenario was just plain bad.

About the GTA banning issue samsonguy920 talked about, don't generalize. This was a decision from a singular judge on the 1st instance (and a bad one, by the way). It's just a misinformed judge who has no knowledge whatsoever about the matters she's judging on. There are clueless judges everywhere in the world. It's not like the whole country or the government wants the game banned. If Rockstar sends their lawyers to appeal the decision, they will surely get something better out of it (although they will probably still have to pay damages to the guy, because they really did use the song without authorization).

No he hasn't. Lula's government has been nothing but horrible embarrassing scandals. And this bitch is just his puppet, she has no will of her own. The president stopped being the president to campaign in her favor, bought a bunch of votes from the poor with food, it's a goddamn disgrace and it's a symbol of everything that's wrong with this country.

Can't wait for the Rush Limbaugh MMORPG

XD

So...one party is a workers party(whose candidate was a Marxist), the other is a socialist party?...wow. I only hope that, as a previous guerrilla fighter herself, she understands the right to bear arms.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_Brazil

I'm hoping she has some will of her own, rather than just doing waht Lula says.

Pffft...Madagascar's President has had his own game for some time.

http://www.kongregate.com/games/DarkRealmStudios/pandemic-2

 

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