As the political battle for the presidential office is raging through the United States, it seems that some of this epic battle has spilled over to our iOS devices. Chair Entertainment, the division of Epic Games who created the very popular fighting style game series Infinity Blade, has just released the game VOTE!!!. Chair Entertainment’s new fighting game showcases the two candidates running for the head of the American executive branch, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, battling each other to the death with light sabers and a hot dog in front of the White House. VOTE!!! uses the same gesture based fighting style as Infinity Blade, and I must say it is quite fun to play!
Due to this games political nature it has drawn attention from several media sources such as Bloomberg:
The candidates wield lightsabers and baton-like microphones, facing off in the Oval Office, the White House lawn and the debate stage in “Vote,” from Epic Games Inc.’s Chair Entertainment. The company plans to offer the game for free starting tomorrow on Apple Inc.’s App Store. It lets users of iPods, iPhones and iPads pick either the president or his Republican challenger, Technical Director Geremy Mustard said.
Chair Entertainment, maker of the popular “Infinity Blade” sword-fighting game, goes a step beyond political satire by working with Washington-based Rock the Vote for the first in-game attempt to register thousands of young people to cast a ballot this November.
“Gamers are a pretty hard audience to reach, and the game is a really fun way to keep people engaged in the political process these next critical two months,” Mustard said in an interview.
You can find this game for free on the app store, and I would recommend that you check it out! How do you guys feel about involving politics in videogames? Is it a funny distraction from your everyday life, or has Chair Entertainment taken it too far? Let us know in the comments.