Yup, that's about as exciting as it sounds – a United States politics-based fighter from Infinity Blade developer Chair Entertainment. Call it "Ignominy Blade," if you will (we will). Or call it Vote: The Game, which is its actual name.
Epic and Chair announced the iOS entry this afternoon as a "cartoon-style political slugfest." The game was produced alongside the Rock the Vote folks in an effort to appeal to unregistered gamer voters – you can register to vote from right within the game.
Cartoon versions of both President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney appear in the title, where they battle Infinity Blade-style to win debates. It may trick a few potential voters into thinking that's how the debate process works, but that doesn't sound like too bad of a byproduct to us.
The game isn't available in the US iTunes App Store just yet, but it's already popping up in other territories. It should arrive on the North American store shortly.
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EPIC GAMES AND ChAIR ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES "VOTE!!! THE GAME" AS FREE DOWNLOAD ON THE APP STORE
Award-Winning Game Studio Announces Partnership with Rock the Vote to Encourage Voter Registration
Washington D.C. and Salt Lake City, Utah (August 22, 2012) – Epic Games, Inc. and its award-winning Salt Lake City-based development studio, ChAIR Entertainment, today announced "VOTE!!! The Game," its new cartoon-style, political slugfest, will officially launch tomorrow as a free download on the App Store. In partnership with Rock the Vote, "VOTE!!!" also features in-game voter registration and resources to engage gamers in the political process during this ever-important election year.
"VOTE!!! is everything a great game should be – challenging, rewarding, super fun – and players will find themselves laughing the entire time," said Donald Mustard, Creative Director, ChAIR Entertainment. "We're excited to join forces with Rock the Vote to help emphasize the importance of voter registration and encourage gamers to become more involved in the political process."
From the creators of the award-winning iOS blockbuster Infinity Blade, VOTE!!! invites players to assume the role of either President Obama or Mitt Romney in a slapstick battle for the White House. Throughout the light-hearted romp, gamers dress their candidate of choice in comedic outfits and equip them with a variety of fun and iconic items. Players use their skills to unlock score boosters as they battle for votes. Earned votes are then awarded to the candidate of the player's choice as they watch the results tracked in real-time, worldwide.
In addition to Rock the Vote, ChAIR and Epic Games have also teamed with Video Game Voters Network and Project Vote Smart to provide easy access to informative, real-world voter resources where gamers can register to vote, learn more about the candidates and issues, and become more informed about the election process. A portion of the proceeds will go to Rock the Vote to support their efforts encouraging voter registration among young voters.
"The gaming community is comprised of passionate, well-informed individuals who have an important voice in our democracy," said Chrissy Faessen, VP of Marketing & Communications, Rock the Vote. "We are really excited to partner with ChAIR and Epic Games to encourage voter registration among gamers, in a completely new and innovative way."
"VOTE!!! The Game" is available as a free download from the App Store and is a universal app. The game is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch 3 (16GB+), iPod touch 4, iPad, iPad 2, and the new iPad.
For all the latest news on "VOTE!!! The Game" follow @playVOTE on Twitter and 'Like' "playVOTE" on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/PlayVote. Fans can also participate in the discussion on the official community forums at: http://epic.gm/voteannounce.
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16
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