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December 10, 2008

Posted by Jim Macdonald at 01:08 PM * 16 comments

Become President-Elect Barack Obama in this Flash game. Two-D side scroller.

Avoid the pigs with lipstick!

Comments on ObamaWorld:
#1 ::: Raphael ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2008, 02:08 PM:

I like the copyright notice- 1990-2008. Wonder when the first Freepers will claim that it proves their theories about a long-running conspiracy to bring Obama to power and destroy America. I think they've overdone the pork-busting theme, though. Obama most likely won't be able to do much about pork-barrel spending, and I don't even think he should if he could. As someone who was never that good at quick reaction games, I think there should be more pizzas, but that would probably make it boring for people who, unlike me, are good at this stuff.

Great way to burnspend time. Thanks!

#2 ::: James D. Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2008, 02:19 PM:

The wingers are desperate to prove that Obama is personally corrupt now (in addition to being desperate to prove that he was born in Kenya).

#3 ::: Dom ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2008, 05:34 PM:

The guy with the bag of cash looks like Blagojevich, but surely the programmers couldn't be that fast?

The bridge to Nowhere was cute.

#4 ::: Matthew Daly ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2008, 06:49 PM:

Raphael @ 1: I don't think that's pizza, I think it's pie. Because the President-elect likes pie.

#5 ::: Avedaggio ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2008, 08:09 PM:

You post this now? Right before FINALS??!

*covers computer with books and translations*

#6 ::: David DeLaney ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2008, 09:45 PM:

James @2 - Can we start calling them the "wrong-wingers" now? Since they're so desperate to prove that they were right after all, and that we're DQQMED now...


#7 ::: Ginger ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2008, 10:32 PM:

I must cover the computer to prevent my son the teenager* from finding this. He loves Super Paper Mario, and would play it for hours if we let him. It's one of the motivators we use for getting his homework done.

*His 13th birthday was Sunday, and he had been threatening reminding us for months that he was about to become a Dreaded Teenager.

#8 ::: annalee flower horne ::: (view all by) ::: December 10, 2008, 11:42 PM:

Man, that game would be a lot more fun if it were not obscenely right-handed (WASD: it's just not rocket science). It would also be great if you could jump with the up key instead of having to use the space bar, because then the controls would be one-handed, ergo innately ambidextrous.

Other than the poorly-constructed UI, though, it's certainly cute.

#9 ::: Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2008, 02:03 AM:

WASD don't work too good if you Dvorak. I vote reprogrammable keyboard controls.

My problem was, I'm used to Nintendo controllers with jump under the right thumb and directionals under the left. I had a tendency to press right-arrow when I meant space-bar.

That said, it was pure joy when me and Avedaggio played through the "thanks but no thanks level" and read aloud, "LEVEL COMPLETION WE CAN BELIEVE IN!!!" and John, from the other end of the room, was all, "What the *hell* are you two doing?!"

#10 ::: Connie H. ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2008, 08:06 AM:

I'm severely controller-limited, keyboard commands never feel easy to me! I can play Wii for hours on end with great enjoyment, but put me in a game where I have to remember which movement W means and I'm quickly defeated!

Ah well, I'll never reach LEVEL COMPLETION YOU CAN BELIEVE IN and other wonders. Probably just as well.

#11 ::: Brooks Moses ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2008, 03:52 PM:

Avedaggio @5: He's being nice, though! He didn't post a link to instead, for instance.

#12 ::: Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2008, 08:21 PM:

Oh, Gods, playauditorium. So lovely, and such a timesink.

#13 ::: David Goldfarb ::: (view all by) ::: December 12, 2008, 06:56 AM:

Up until now I had lived in blissful ignorance of Auditorium.

#14 ::: David Goldfarb ::: (view all by) ::: December 13, 2008, 05:36 AM:

Actually, when I posted the above I didn't realize that I was almost all the way through the demo. Shortly afterward I went back and completed it. Is there more? What's there doesn't seem like all that much of a time sink.

#15 ::: Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little ::: (view all by) ::: December 15, 2008, 10:56 PM:

What, all the way? I'm still stuck somewhere in maybe the 5th canto of the third movement.

(Shuffles away feeling vaguely inadequate.)

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