Ron Paul The Next Mario? GOP Candidate To Get Own Video Game

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Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks during a town hall meeting at the University of Maryland on March 28, 2012 in College Park, Md. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks during a town hall meeting at the University of Maryland on March 28, 2012 in College Park, Md. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — In a sign of how politics are affecting different forms of media, a Kickstarter project is promising gaming libertarians a video game based on one of their favorite politicians.

“Ron Paul: The Road to REVOLution” is being made by Texas programmer Daniel Williams, one of the co-founders of ronpaulswag.com.

“In the past year or so me and my partners are dedicating ourselves to making liberty sexy,” he says in the Kickstarter video. “So I got the idea to create the Ron Paul video game and as far as I know there’s nothing like it.”

The game looks reminiscent of a low budget side-scroller that would be played on video game consoles in the early 90s.

The game promises to have over 50 levels designed around each state to collect gold and delegates, and it will have a puzzle aspect to it.

“There’s no ‘beating up monsters until they’re dead’ aspect,” Williams said. “You must guide the baddies through each level.”

However, there will be 13 boss fights “representing each branch of the Federal Reserve.”

The project succeeded in raising the $5,000 on Kickstarter. Currently, more than $7,000 has been raised from 111 backers.

Ron Paul followers should be able to play the game on their favorite web browser in July.

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