Instructions: Use the mouse to move Gary Johnson’s head left and right to dodge the donkeys and elephants for as long as possible. Collect dollar signs and pot leaves to gain ammunition(it takes about 3 seconds for the ammunition to load), then press the space bar to create a path if you’re stuck. (Obama and Romney heads cant be destroyed because of their thick skulls)
This is a game I created in Scratch called “Political Cube Runner” for ENGL202. We were discussing the composition and concepts of games that express deeper meanings.
This game is meant to symbolize the third party candidates’ inability to get onto the presidential ballot. The sprite that the user controls is Libertarian Party candidate, Gary Johnson, and he desperately tries to make his way into the White House without getting overshadowed by the Republicans and Democrats. The dollar signs he collect represent the funds that his supporters donate to his campaigns. Because he believes in the legalization of marijuana, the marijuana sprite doubles his funds, representing his supporters’ agreement. Overtime, the playing field speeds up, making it harder for Johnson to dodge the 2 parties. Eventually, the player has to be defeated because, for third party candidates, it’s just seems to be a futile attempt no matter how hard they try.