Were you shocked by the now-infamous story of how Mitt Romney drove for 12 hours with his dog Seamus crated atop his car roof, back in 1983? Well, while it’s not possible to travel back in time to help the stressed-out pooch, you’ll soon be able to help Seamus escape in game form.
On August 26 (which is both National Dog Day and the day before the Republican National Convention), the digital game publisher Censault LLC will release a mobile game app in which the user acts as Romney’s dog Seamus. You’ll help him escape the crate, dodge airborne debris, and find treats, while Romney continues blithely driving the car beneath him. You will even be able to enlist the help of other famous political pets. (You can see a preview of the gameplay in the video above.)
As the game developers describe it, “The Crate Escape: Seamus Unleashed, is one of the first entries into a powerful new genre of mobile games-as-social commentary – games designed to use humor, satire and fun gameplay to engage players and affect social change.”
The creators of the game have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help with finishing and polishing the game, as well as releasing it on a broader variety of mobile platforms.