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New ‘Crate Escape’ mobile game mocks Romney as Seamus rides again – but not on the roof


The Romney family family’s Golden Retriever, Irish Setter, Seamus, who famously was tied to the roof of the family station wagon in a crate while on a 12-hour 1983 trip from Boston to Canada, gets a revenge ride in a new mobile app, “The Crate Escape: Seamus Unleashed.

They plan to publish “The Crate Escape: Seamus Unleashed” as a free download for iPad and iPhone on August 26, which is National Dog Day – and the day before the start of the Republican convention.

The game developer, Censault LLC, is raising funds on Kickstarter for the project’s completion.

Censault is coordinating with Dogs Against Romney. “In addition to being fun and hilarious, it raises awareness about a shocking incident of animal cruelty,” says Dogs Against Romney founder Scott Crider.

“We believe this game is the first serious offering in an exciting new genre of games that are designed to be fun enough to engage large numbers of players in learning and sharing positive social messages,” Censault’s Jim Chase said in a press announcement.

A video of the game, which is still in development, shows a cartoon dog riding on top of a car, just like Seamus Romney did in 1983, when his owner, Mitt Romney, strapped his crate to the roof of the family station wagon for a 12-hour drive to Canada.

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CeliaSue Hecht

Seamus was an Irish Setter not a Golden Retriever.

BL Ochman

fixed it! thanks!