Epic Games, Inc. and ChAIR Entertainment today officially released “VOTE!!! The Game,” its new cartoon-style, political slugfest, is live as a free download from 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.”
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” will 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.