Mario. Sonic. Rayman. Ron Paul? The presidential candidate is having a shot at platforming greatness in Ron Paul: Road to Revolution.
Developer Daniel Williams needed $5,000 to get his browser-based platformer funded through Kickstarter. He reached that goal in 24 hours. Hailing from Texas, the same state as the libertarian-leaning congressman, Williams spent the last few years as a freelance programmer and helped launch www.ronpaulswag.com, a merchandise site that makes ”liberty sexy with our unique mix of apparel and accessories.”
The odds of Ron Paul being the Republican nominee are slim, but Williams hopes to release this free game this summer before the August convention that will name the candidate. In this interview, he talks about the goal of the game not being to convert anyone, the unlikely inspiration for the puzzles and the odds of Keynesians showing up as enemies.
Can you tell me what Ron Paul: Road to Revolution is about?
Daniel Williams: It’s a sidescrolling adventure game where you play the role of Ron Paul. You’ll make your way across the United States collecting delegates, sound money, and ultimately end the Federal Reserve and rescue the Constitution.