Ron Paul getting his own video game
Independent developer plans game based on presidential hopeful. The goal? Get Paul into the White House so he can shut down the Federal Reserve.
Presidential hopeful Ron Paul will soon put the smackdown on the Federal Reserve -- in a video game, that is.
The Road to REVOLution is a "side-scrolling platformer action/adventure game, reminiscent of console classics like Super Mario Brothers and Sonic the Hedgehog," video game developer Daniel Williams explained.
The goal of the game is for Paul to become president of the United States and shut down the Federal Reserve. In the game, you play as Paul, who has to hop through all 50 states to collect gold and delegates.
Delegates earn Paul the title of president, while gold coins unlock branches of the Federal Reserve. Expect proper "baddies," as there are 13 boss fights in the game. Williams told CBS News one of the "baddies" will be influential British economist John Maynard Keynes.
So how does one make a Ron Paul video game? Williams posted his plans on crowd-funding site Kickstarter. He's building the game in HTML5, and hopefully will convert it into apps for iOS and Android, he said.
Williams asked for $5,000 to pay for costs related to developing the game. The idea of Paul as a video game hero must be popular because Williams hit his goal within three days and has now exceeded $9,000 in contributions. While Williams says there's no official timeline for the game's development, he hopes to deliver the beta to in mid-June, with an official release in July.
This story originally appeared on CBSNews.com.