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Going Postal is a game encouraging Australians to vote yes on marriage equality

Australia is about to undergo a postal service vote as a way of discovering the nation’s stance on marriage equality. Because of this, an Australian creative studio by the name of Agency has created a video game dedicated to this very topic, with the goal of the game being to ensure your ‘yes’ vote is posted. The game is called Going Postal.

The game is an endless runner where you play as an envelope with a rainbow trail. The envelope leaps through the Australian outback while avoiding obstacles such as an undecided Malcolm Turnbull (Prime Minister of Australia) and an evil Tony Abbott (ex Prime Minister).

Evil Tony Abbott happens to be very well represented in the game.

Going Postal tony abbott

Originally reported by Mumbrella, Tim Middlemiss, Communication Director from Agency Sydney had this to say in a press release:

“Politicians on both sides have been making a game out of marriage equality for the last few years – so we created an actual game to help get marriage equality through. Australians, particularly young Australians, don’t send much snail mail any more, so we’re hoping this game helps people practice going postal before the big vote.”

Going Postal start screen

Here at Checkpoint we are obviously very in support of this new game and its message. The game may only be short and simple, but let’s be honest here, it’s the message that is important not the gameplay. You can play Going Postal here for free in your web browser. And if you manage to beat the game, you’ll be left with this heart-felt message from the developers.

Going Postal ending message