Pride Run video game lets you destroy Trump with epic dance moves
A new Pride-themed video game allows you to take on Donald Trump through the power of dance.
Upcoming retro rhythm game Pride Run allows players to strut their stuff at Pride events in 16 locations across the globe, from the gay haven of San Francisco to the more challenging climates of Moscow and Istanbul.
Players can stage a Pride parade in Moscow
Players are tasked with keeping the parade on track by tapping to the beat to keep the party going, before taking on the “Enemies of Pride” in a one-on-one dance off.
The upcoming PC release from Green Man Gaming, set to land on Steam in autumn, features exclusive tracks from Italian disco-metal duo Hard Ton.
Ivan Venturi, CEO and Game Director of developer IV Productions, said in a release: “We’re a diverse development team, and many of us have been lucky enough to attend different Prides around the world.
“We felt it was about time someone took the sheer energy, passion and extravagance that emanates from these celebrations of LGBTQ+ culture beyond attendees and out into the wider world.
“Players who successfully grow their parades will then be tasked with taking on a boss in a one-on-one dance duel, with the victor taking control of the city – and, in the end, the world.”
Pride Run is a ‘light-hearted celebration’
Jonny Merritt, Head of Developer Relations at Green Man Gaming Publishing said: “At its heart, Pride Run is a celebration of Pride events around the world.
“The game focuses on rhythm, taking the beat that defines many a march and making it a foundation of play.
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“We think the fun nature of what is definitely a light-hearted, celebratory take on the Pride movement will translate well with gamers across the globe.
“As part of the launch of the game, Green Man Gaming is exploring ways of supporting LGBTQ+ rights charities who we feel are aligned with our inclusivity and diversity values.”
Not everyone is on board, however.
Responding to the announcement video, one YouTube troll wrote: “Doesn’t properly capture the degeneracy of your average pride parade.”
Other gamers attacked the company for “pandering” to the LGBT+ community, while one wrote: “Get Woke go Broke.”
In 2016, Stockholm Pride organisers developed a free unofficial mod for Grand Theft Auto V that allows people to brings a Pride celebration to the streets of Los Santos.
The developers opted to thwart players who might be tempted to stage a homophobic massacre by making everyone marching in the parade immortal.