Indie Game Super POTUS Trump is Like Paper Mario TTYD Filtered Through CSPAN

Indie developer Chris Emerson is a pretty die-hard Donald Trump fan, so much so that he created what’s essentially a video game tribute to the 45th President of the United States.

The game is titled simply Super POTUS Trump, and it’s actually more game than most topical or joke releases made to capitalize on trending events.

It’s certainly interesting to see a game so unabashedly supporting the polarizing Commander in Chief, let alone one that chronicles his opponents during his 2015-2016 election campaign.

Featured above, you can view a trailer for the game’s first episode, “The Road to the White House,” which starts with you fighting “Fakes News” and ends with you confronting “Crooked Hillary.”

Some users have claimed the game is satire, if so it’s a pretty well-made satire considering there’s lots of other games that have you taking over the world as President Trump, live out day-to-day life as President Trump in VR, and some even having you punch the POTUS in the face.

Here’s a rundown on the game:


Some may call this propaganda. Others may say it’s gloating. While those assumptions admittedly may have a shred of truth to them, my hope is that most see this game as I do … as a fun, light-hearted but sincere salute to Donald J. Trump’s amazing and successful run for the U.S. presidency. However people see it, this was just something I had to create … so I did!

This “mini” game consists of 6 “battles” between Donald J. Trump and a handful of the enemies he faced during his campaign, namely:

  • Fake News
  • Southern Border
  • Protesters
  • Hollywood
  • The Swamp
  • “Crooked” Hillary

The gameplay is meant to be more of an entertaining experience than a much of a challenge but hopefully it’s a good mix of both. With each battle win players can choose to upgrade their health (HP) for future battles or get more “Winning Coins” to unlock additional hats and outfits. The first battle is free and you can purchase the other 5 in-game if you enjoy it.

Long Live the God Emperor! #MAGA!


You can find Super POTUS Trump here on Steam. A release is tentatively set for sometime next month, for both PC and iOS devices.

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  • Wonder how long it’ll take for SJWs to start trying to dox and send death threats to the dev.

  • perfect34
  • Zanard Bell

    You have to go back, Mario.

  • CatCouch

    Trump may not be my choice for President but I sure have to give anyone making Pro-Trump games credit, if it’s not satire against him. We get plenty of games with left wing politics so I wonder how a game about Trump is going to be received? Probably hate and threats against the creator, huh?

    On a side note, lol at Colbert is losing it over Trump. So hard to watch now and I used to love him. Can’t wait for his Russia phase to end…

  • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

    A Donald Trump game that isn’t an anti-Trump game? That’s a pleasant surprise. And unlike all anti-Trump games which are trash, this one looks nice.

  • Mr0303
  • Jettythesunfish

    But why.

  • Mr0303

    As others have said it’s pretty ballsy to make a Pro-Trump game given how progressive and left leaning is most of the gaming industry.

  • GrimFate

    Considering how opposed to Donald Trump the media tends to be, it’s good to see someone actually catering towards the other half of the country for once. Well, those in that half that care about 2D indie games I guess lol

  • Mr0303

    Colbert was always a twat. Him inviting Sarkeesian was one of the most obvious red flags.

  • Mr0303
  • CatCouch

    That was the closest I’ve ever seen Anita come to a debate since Colbert tried just a little to push back. He at least asked why is it so bad for gamers to have fantasy art.

    After Trump, he’s been on a slow slide downward. He has to go pretty deep to lose people like me. I watched him the entire 9 years on the Colbert Report. literally the whole thing.

  • Mr0303

    One would think that he knows how dishonest feminists are after the #FireColbert controversy, but he stepped in line eventually.

    I won’t lie – him nearly crying at election night gave me a major surge of schadenfreude.

  • CatCouch

    I re-watched that special a couple times to see him get drunk. It was pretty sad. He seems to have forgotten his speech about coming together at the end, though.

    He’s had multiple campaigns against him, my fave was the ching chong ding dong one. Boy, that was stupid!

  • Anonymoose

    I can hear the triggering from here.

  • Personaknight

    More accurate paper Mario parody than south park’s game was. Even uses that snappy ui. Shame that it will probably be rejected by app stores due to biases.

  • Dale Frewaldt

    Get politics out of video games… unless it’s my politics.

  • NukeA6

    Reminds me of that one anti-Bush administration game back in the Myspace days. I dunno if I’m gonna pay to play the whole game but I look forward to the butthurt reviews on the day of release.

  • NukeA6

    At least it is it’s own game rather than on some franchise where it doesn’t belong.

  • Scruffy, the Janitor

    I too, was so excited I barfed. I cant wait to play this.

  • Scruffy, the Janitor

    The video game IS politics. And Trump isnt a trans binary, non-bunary cheeto kin in this so its already better than half the garbage out there

  • perfect34
  • Scruffy, the Janitor

    Shadilay my dude

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    This could be funny satire, but it will probably be preachy.

  • AuraMaster DX (austin9568)
  • I’ll give this a week before the developer is lynch-mobbed into silence and having his project shut down by the usual SJW spastics.

    Or if it does survive, the App stores will just reject the game because “muh feminism”.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    At this point his show could be renamed “The Donald Trump Rage Hour With Stephen Colbert”.

  • Mechonis

    I hate meme games but if this one tries to do something serious, LIKE BE A REAL GAME, then I might support it. Pro-Trump helps seeing as the opposite sprung up like wildfire

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    >Trump videogame is violent and dangerous

    >Videogames don’t cause violence, only stupid conservatives think that

    The doublethink is going to kick into overdrive when this game gets more attention.

  • Magnifico Ginormous

    Apple will be triggered on site, Steam will put up a fight to keep it but might cuck out in the end as their staff numbers get doxxed by the “right side of history”. Generally even people who aren’t SJWs will act weird about this and just like Hatred will treat it like a pariah rather than ignoring it, ranting about how it’s bad that it’s trying to be controversial because *REASONS” like this is nothing the industry has seen before.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    You can see the saltiness here on neoFAG: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1408833

  • DrearierSpider
  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    The character designs remind of “Lil’ Bush”. Remember that show? The better and sillier show was “That’s My Bush” though. Remember that one? I remember it being neither pro nor anti Bush. Just played off his perceived ditziness. Bush on ecstacy was too funny. Good times.

  • Taiho

    And the fact she couldn’t name three games and Colbert had to move the interview along.

  • Dewey Defeats Truman

    I’m not even a trump supporter but I’ll probably spite-buy this game considering how I know a bunch of people will do their damnedest to get it shut down just for disagreeing with their politics. And if it’s actually good then hey, I’ll get a fun little game and might pick up the other episodes as well.

    Definitely looks pretty well made even if it is just cribbing TTYD’s style pretty hard.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    I’m surprised Steam accepted it.

    Tfw your Zoe Quinn having a meltdown over Steam getting rid of Greenlight to filter out fake games, while a pro Trump game gets accepted XD

  • RichardGristle
  • CatCouch

    I remember Lil’ Bush. That was a nice time when we could still laugh at people we disagreed with. Too much comedy suffers from passionate, blinding hate for Trump now. I’ll fight for peoples right to express themselves but I don’t remember performance art like Kathy Griffin’s decapitated Trump happening with Bush. Maybe I just don’t remember.

    The President show has been solid enough, though. I’ve enjoyed it so far~

  • Squirrel on crack cocaine.

    We will make gaming great again, believe me.

  • Llama Adventure

    Eh. I’m so burnt out on real-life political shit in video games that a game who’s core premise is real life political shit doesn’t really interest me.

  • Tubsiwub

    If only he made an actual, competent game instead of some political nonsense. I want more Thousand Year Door… more than anything else.

  • le master trole

    >I wonder how a game about Trump is going to be received?
    “This video game is worse than Hitler and should be banned!”

  • le master trole

    No matter your political affiliation, wearing a beret like this, like a chef’s cap, is a fucking disgrace.

    I know,
    >leftists
    >having standards

  • ProxyDoug

    Alright…
    I mean, there is a list of anti-Trump games on Steam that got in through Greenlight, so why not?

  • Lea Pastillaroja

    i’d actually like it more if the devs went full SJW CNN and made a game with Trump as the MC but with all the ridiculous FNN conspiracies and all the slander they throw at the Don to be part of the game lore
    just imagine how bat shit crazy that’ll be

  • lucben999

    They’re already talking about review bombing the game by abusing the refund system.

    I thought these woke and sensitive xirs were all for having more politics in video games.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Only when its their politics. Its okay to have Binding Of Isaac making Christians look like serial killers, or Bioshock making Libertarians look like fascists. However, the second you have a pro conservative game, then its not fair anymore.

    Attacking his game is just going to help him.

  • Snorlaxation

    Well if it’s a ‘sincere saulte’, I definitely won’t enjoy it, but even so, congrats for caring enough to actually make something that looks functional.

  • Snorlaxation

    Colbert never fails to make me laugh, if only because trump gives more ammunition than any president in recent memory, but I get that hammering on the same points gets tiring after awhile.
    And as for inviting Sorekeesian, I’m glad he did, because it made it that much more obvious she doens’t know what she’s harping on about.

  • Snorlaxation

    the fact that it’s so close just makes it worse. I don’t like trump, sure, but I want my Paper mario back, and this just throws sand in my eyes.

  • Snorlaxation

    those faces still disgust me.

  • CatCouch

    Yeah, after re-watching Colbert’s interview with Anita I can’t even
    fathom how she has credibility. She couldn’t name a game when pressured
    to and her argument about women in games is muddled between personal
    harassment issues and culture as a whole being too male.

    She keeps blurring personal issues with whether men can play games she doesn’t approve of. It’s so sloppy It’s insulting.

    I can’t grasp how taking fantasy art away from the men who already like
    it is going to create a space where women can feel comfortable. Double standards don’t work.

    She even corrected herself from saying “many of us have been playing games our whole life” to “many of us women have”. So is she saying men who play games their whole life get no say? That’s disgusting.

    The amount of lies about GG and any resistance to her is actually blood boiling. I think I’ll just stop watching that now. Colbert just goes right along with it, as does the audience but that’s expected when there is zero counter point because we’re not given a platform to defend ourselves.

  • Mr0303

    If video evidence of her saying “I’m not a fan of video games and I never was.” can’t convince her supporters that she’s a fraud then nothing will.

    You shouldn’t waste your energy and get angry about this – she’s basically untouchable by the mainstream media – you knowing that she’s a con artist really shows who’s honest when inviting/praising her.

  • CatCouch

    It definitely sucks how far she’s gotten, even being praised after the vidcon incident.

    I actually have stayed out of these fights for years. I tried a little back in ’12 but gave up assuming it would be sorted out eventually.

    Unfortunately, I’m an artist and people have brought the fight to me. I get some “kill yourself” comments and such, but it’s the people who report my art and try to get action taken against me citing sexism or something (it always involves art of women) that really make it hard to ignore now.

    I’ve had a few “stalker” type situations with one person making multiple accounts to fight me and the people who like my art week after week. It was actually damaging my career.

    That kind of behavior is unacceptable to me, to Anita Sarkeesian, to anyone. No one should be that invested in hurting others over pop culture opinions.

  • Aran

    Sounds funny

  • We really need a true paper mario game.

  • the great irony in that is she doesn’t particularly care about trump past standard kneejerk liberal outrage. She basically mellowed out after finding out how low on the totem of crazy she was. “Welp, can’t compete with that!”
    Then again same thing also happened with Germaine Greer a literal ‘manhater’
    They’re embarking on new crazy faster than even their own can keep up!

  • It’d be like opposite-day Metal Gear or something.

  • I will never forgive Ken Starr for murdering Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill!

  • paper wario*

    fixed that for you.

  • One of those was done by the South Park guys so that’d explain why it was so quality.

  • That’s because it was Johnny Mac running the show, so to speak, crafting the criticisms….but then she started to feel a bit too self-important and tossed him sometime around then and her arguments got even WORSE

  • Super Potus Trump

    Thanks for sharing news about the upcoming release, Brandon. Also a lot of great people posting here – thanks everyone. 👌

    Game is nearly done! Stay tuned at the FB or Steam page for release updates.

    #MAGA! 🇺🇲

  • Garett Dylan Drake

    color splash was ok. it had a lot of laughs.