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“Gunman Taco Truck” Video Game Is The Brainchild Of This Child

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“You are the last surviving Mexican and must save the family business.”

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So begins “Gunman Taco Truck,” a game set in the U.S. after several nuclear weapons have nearly wiped out the entire population. Thankfully, one Mexican survived the apocalypse, and now he’s on a mission to fight off hordes of creatures while feeding the other remaining survivors “one taco at a time.”

Oh yeah, the twisted world of “Gunman Taco Truck” came straight from the mind Donovan Brathwaite-Romero, who was only 9 years old when he pitched it to his mom.

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This should really come as no surprise. If you’ve ever spent time with a child, you know just how twisted and amazing their imaginations are.

So you’re probably wondering how it looks in action.

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Uh, yes please.

The game’s graphics are a great nod to arcade games of the past.

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Like many independent game developers, the art in “Gunman Taco Truck” is all about the nostalgia. This game wouldn’t look out of place on the Sega Genesis, the SNES, or even an arcade circa 1994.

Thankfully, Donovan’s parents, John and Brenda Romero, have experience developing games, so they decided to turn his idea into a full-fledged game.

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Brenda once worked on the popular RPG series, “Wizardry.”

Once upon a time, John Romero worked on a little game known as “DOOM.”

Wow. Check out @n0wco and their sealed copy of the #DOOM #Shareware release #retrogaming

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YEAH, THAT “DOOM.”

With his parents’ experience, Donovan was given the direction he needed to flesh out his ideas, like these variations of the taco truck.

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This early artwork shows the amazing transformation from Donovan’s sketches to the polished, finished product.

And here are a few ideas Donovan had for various tacos that will appear in the game.

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No matter how hungry I get, I would think twice about accepting a taco from the Romero family.

John and Brenda have also helped Donovan work out the finer points of programming.

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According to the game’s website, Donovan’s credited with programming, as well as game designing and writing. Not a bad resume.

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When I was Don’s age, my resume involved picking up dog sh*t.

No official release date has been set for the game, but a tweet from Oct 2nd reveals that we might see it soon.

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As of now, “Gunman Taco Truck” will be available on iOS, OSX and Windows. Be sure to keep up with the game’s progress at Gunman Taco Truck’s official website.

Oh, and to stimulate your appetite, here’s a taste of the game’s soundtrack.

CREDIT: DREN MCDONALD / SOUNDCLOUD

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Ana Navarro Went Full Savage And Called Donald Trump Racist In Two Languages

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Ana Navarro Went Full Savage And Called Donald Trump Racist In Two Languages

Ana Navarro never fails to drag Donald Trump and his supporters brilliantly.

Republican commentator Ana Navarro was on CNN recently to talk politics and, of course, the conversation centered on Donald Trump. When political pundit Michael Caputo stepped up as Trump’s defender, Navarro was NOT having it. Like most people close to Trump, Caputo took the stance of denying several things that Tump has said. Caputo tried to convince Navarro that Trump never said Mexicans were bad people, just “Mexican illegal immigrants.” If we are splitting hairs, maybe we should reference that Trump said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” which is clearly not the case since Mexico isn’t sending people to the US.

After a little bit of back and forth, Caputo tried to come for Navarro.

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Navarro’s Face: “Don’t come for me unless I send for you.”

Navarro then took the invitation to humiliate Caputo and went off.

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In both English and Spanish!

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Thank you, Ana. You give Latino Republicans a sane voice among the crazy campaign known as Trump/Pence.


READ: This Latina Just DESTROYED Donald Trump On His Recent Racist Comments

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