Congressman Ron Paul's chances of becoming the GOP presidential nominee have pretty much evaporated, but that's not to say his message of fiscal responsibility hasn't struck a chord with voters. The Texas representative has long been an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve System, and now a loyal Libertarian supporter named Daniel Williams is helping translate that cause to the world of video games.
According to the project's Kickstarter page, Ron Paul: The Road to REVOLution was about 25 percent complete when Williams originally turned to donors for help getting it across the finish line. To that end, it took only 3 days to blow past a stated $5,000 goal and the game is scheduled to receive funding on May 1st.
Gameplay is clearly inspired by the classic sidescrolling platformers of old: throughout 50-plus levels (covering each US state), you'll collect delegates in the quest to reach the Oval Office and attempt to take down 13 bosses, each representing a branch of the Fed. The initiative is ultimately part of an effort to "make liberty sexy," according to Williams. A free-to-play browser edition of Ron Paul's virtual quest will see release first, though iOS, Android, and even Xbox Live Indie versions are also in the works.