The recognition-hopeful Tomato Party on Wednesday released Colombia’s new online ‘Pacman-inspired’ video game ‘Tomateman,’ which lets the player be a tomato that tries to avoid being eaten and attacked by Colombian politicians.
The Tomato Party, primarily made up of citizens between 20-and 30 who were inspired by the ‘Occupy’ movements in the US and the ‘Indignados’ movement in Spain, released ‘Tomateman’ Wednesday as the most recent part of their social media dominated campaign to become a recognized political party for the upcoming 2014 elections.
During the game, the player is a tomato (in place of ‘Mr. Pacman’) and must go around trying to eat or collect signatures (in place of the little dots) before Colombian politicians try to eat you. These politicians include ex-Vice President and current presidential candidate Francisco Santos, former Finance Minister and under investigation presidential candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, and former Mayor of Bogota, Enrique Peñalosa.
In the corners, the tomato can eat little Colombian flags (typically represented by blue dots in the original game) which turns the tide of the game and gives the player the power to prosecute and eat politicians according to newspaper El Espectador.
The Tomato Party explains in their video advertising the game that they need 50,000 signatures in order to become recognized and get on ballots in 2014.
Intro del Pacman del Tomate: “Tomateman”: https://t.co/rHdP2YxjOe
— Partido del Tomate (@TomatePartido) September 25, 2013
Currently the game is available on Android and online here, and the Tomato Party asserted that there will be more games coming.
- Crean un ‘pacman’ político llamado Tomateman (El Espectador)