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Mexico: Video game lets players pelt Donald Trump with shoes, footballs02:13

Mexico: Video game lets players pelt Donald Trump with shoes, footballs

Mexico, Guadalajara
September 16, 2016 at 06:59 GMT -00:00 · Published

Karaokulta games co-founder and CEO Jorge Suarez never imagined that a year after launching the Donald Trump-inspired video game "Trumpealo," it would not only still be active but also one of the company's most-downloaded games.

Speaking in Guadalajara, Thursday, Suarez said that the game had taken off because of the high interest the media had generated in the Trump campaign. "It was just ... to tell you the truth, it was just a demo," he said, adding "we just wanted it to use it as a message or as a way to have fun with all these controversial statements that he [Donald Trump] has given.

Suarez said active users are mainly based in Latin America and that many "Latins and Mexicans in the States" continue to download the game.

The game allows players to throw objects such as footballs and shoes at a moving cartoon image of Donald Trump. The Republican presidential candidate has raised eyebrows in Mexico following a number of derogatory comments about Mexican migrants, and has vowed to build a "great wall" between Mexico and the US at Mexican expense.

Mexico: Video game lets players pelt Donald Trump with shoes, footballs02:13
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Karaokulta games co-founder and CEO Jorge Suarez never imagined that a year after launching the Donald Trump-inspired video game "Trumpealo," it would not only still be active but also one of the company's most-downloaded games.

Speaking in Guadalajara, Thursday, Suarez said that the game had taken off because of the high interest the media had generated in the Trump campaign. "It was just ... to tell you the truth, it was just a demo," he said, adding "we just wanted it to use it as a message or as a way to have fun with all these controversial statements that he [Donald Trump] has given.

Suarez said active users are mainly based in Latin America and that many "Latins and Mexicans in the States" continue to download the game.

The game allows players to throw objects such as footballs and shoes at a moving cartoon image of Donald Trump. The Republican presidential candidate has raised eyebrows in Mexico following a number of derogatory comments about Mexican migrants, and has vowed to build a "great wall" between Mexico and the US at Mexican expense.

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