Animal abuse is never funny, but sometimes, humor can be used to help amplify this point.
That’s the angle Censault LLC, a digital game publisher, is using for a new, in-the-works mobile app that uses the abusive way Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney treated his dog Seamus in 1983 as fodder.
In coordination with an online group called Dogs Against Romney, “The Crate Escape: Seamus Unleashed” is slated for release in late August. The game features a dog riding on top of a car, as Seamus rode atop Romey’s station wagon while he drove 12 hours to Canada.
In a press release, Censault’s Jim Chase said, “We believe this game is the first serious offering in an exciting new genre of games that are designed to be fun enough to engage large numbers of players in learning and sharing positive social messages.”
Scott Crider, who launched Dogs Against Romney, is helping to publicize the game on their Facebook page. “In addition to being fun and hilarious, it raises awareness about a shocking incident of animal cruelty,” Crider said.
“The Crate Escape: Seamus Unleashed” will launch as a free download for iPhone and iPad on August 26, National Dog Day. Donations for the game are being solicited by the game’s creators via Kickstarter.
What do you think? Will you download this app?