South Korean presidential candidate campaigns with a StarCraft map

Moon Jae-in, viewed by many as the favorite in South Korea's upcoming special election for president, has an interesting piece of campaign propaganda: A StarCraft map.

That's a map for StarCraft: Brood War — the 1998 expansion for StarCraft that just went free (along with the main game). If you can't tell what's going on in this time-lapse video, Moon is spelling out his name with mineral deposits.

StarCraft, as is very well known, is something of a national pastime for South Korea, so the appeal Moon is making here is pretty apparent — like a U.S. president filling out an NCAA tournament bracket.

I'm working off a Google translate of Moon's blog post (via Game Informer), but there are two different maps, both called Moonsters, but with different operation names that I would probably mangle.

Moon is one of five candidates to replace the administration of Park Geun-hye, who was impeached in December and thrown out of office on March 9, culminating a bizarre corruption scandal. Park was even arrested and jailed at the end of March. The election is May 9.

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