Former Secretary Of Defense Donald Rumsfeld Releases Video Game
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Donald Rumsfeld, the Secretary of Defense under Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, has released a mobile game version of a card game called Churchill Solitaire. The project, created by digital agency Javelin and Churchill Heritage Ltd with Rumsfeld overseeing the development, was covered extensively in a piece by The Wall Street Journal. The most amusing bit is probably Rumsfeld's snarky feedback for the developers as they worked on the game:
At the Pentagon, Mr. Rumsfeld was known for not mincing words with his memos. Age hasn’t mellowed him.
“We need to do a better job on these later versions. They just get new glitches,” reads one note from Mr. Rumsfeld. “[W]e ought to find some way we can achieve steady improvement instead of simply making new glitches.”
The game is out on iOS now and will be available for Android at a later date. It's free to play but asking for hints during a difficult game will cost you money. You can watch a trailer for Churchill Solitaire here:
[Source: The Wall Street Journal]
83 years old and trying his hand at video game development. Whatever one might think of his politics or his role in shaping the US' agenda, that's still pretty impressive.