South Korean presidential candidate campaigns with 'Starcraft' maps

Going for that mainstream appeal.


How should politicians connect with younger voters? How do you cut through the relentless waves of promises, speeches and the rest? If you're South Korean presidential candidate Moon Jae-in, you take to Starcraft. Perhaps even more surprisingly, he's actually a legitimate, tenable candidate who could well be the country's next leader, according to recent polls. Moon Jae-in has launched two free maps on his campaign blog, a clever idea in a country that loves it some Starcraft.

He hasn't gone to too much effort, though. As Kotaku explains, the map is merely an existing one, recast with a huge pile of all-important minerals that spell out "1 Moon Jae-In" in the middle. We're assuming that the it's meant to convey the prosperity that Jae-In believes he can bring to South Korean voters. Well, there's never been a better time to get on that Starcraft hype train.