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Chair's Next Game Features...Obama And Romney?

Partnership with Rock the Vote, others fueling goofy political fighting game.

In just a little while, the next game from Chair Entertainment will be available on the iOS App Store, in which you’ll finally get to live out your fantasy of, um, a boxing match between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

It’s called VOTE!!!! The Game.

Yes, it really has does have four exclamation points.

It’s a goofy partnership with the well-intentioned Rock the Vote folks, who work each election cycle to encourage voter turnout, so it’s hard to say too much about it, one way or the other. Chair has also partnered with the Video Game Voters Network and Project Vote Smart to connect players with relevant information for this year’s election.

And even though Infinity Blade is more popular than Shadow Complex multiple times over, I refuse to characterize today’s news as “from the developers of Infinity Blade,” if only to encourage Chair Entertainment to finally make Shadow Complex 2.

VOTE!!!! The Game is already live in some territories (click this link to check yours), and should be available for everyone within the next day or so.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by patrickklepek

In just a little while, the next game from Chair Entertainment will be available on the iOS App Store, in which you’ll finally get to live out your fantasy of, um, a boxing match between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

It’s called VOTE!!!! The Game.

Yes, it really has does have four exclamation points.

It’s a goofy partnership with the well-intentioned Rock the Vote folks, who work each election cycle to encourage voter turnout, so it’s hard to say too much about it, one way or the other. Chair has also partnered with the Video Game Voters Network and Project Vote Smart to connect players with relevant information for this year’s election.

And even though Infinity Blade is more popular than Shadow Complex multiple times over, I refuse to characterize today’s news as “from the developers of Infinity Blade,” if only to encourage Chair Entertainment to finally make Shadow Complex 2.

VOTE!!!! The Game is already live in some territories (click this link to check yours), and should be available for everyone within the next day or so.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Video_Game_King

I'd prefer if it's a game where every player votes on who wins, and no matter what, you can't change the outcome on a personal level.

Posted by Doctorchimp

Is P Diddy involved with this game?

Posted by iAmJohn

But can I play as Ron Paul?

Wait, lemme rephrase that: Can I beat the shit out of Ron Paul? Then I might be interested.

Posted by mbr2

Celebrity Deathmatch: The Video Game. GoGo!

Edited by AjayRaz

this game makes ME EXCITED TO VOTE AND I DON'T LIVE IN THE US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

also i'm reminded of this for some reason:

Posted by BaconGames

@Doctorchimp said:

Is P Diddy involved with this game?

Sadly even if Chair went through the trouble to make a Vote or Die game, I feel like the reference is just too old at this point.

If this game is nothing but a way to get people to register or consider voting, I'm game. Just not the playing part because I don't really give a shit about a fighting game with presidential candidates.

Posted by Nightfang

Okay....

Posted by me3639

Totally concur on your Shadow Complex 2 statement. IMO this is a waste of time, and talent.

Posted by iAmJohn

@mbr2 said:

Celebrity Deathmatch: The Video Game. GoGo!

Already exists; it's terrible.

Posted by sissylion

Are Rocket Pops the folding chairs of presidential fisticuffs?

Posted by RetroVirus

I'm with you Patrick, bring on Shadow Complex 2.

Posted by Lightningproof

@iAmJohn said:

But can I play as Ron Paul? Wait, lemme rephrase that: Can I beat the shit out of Ron Paul? Then I might be interested.

Listen to this man and his ideas.

Posted by dvorak

This may be the most cloying political shovelware ever made, and that's seriously saying something.

Posted by csl316

I'll be too busy playing this to vote. Thanks a lot, Chair.

Posted by Animasta

@iAmJohn said:

But can I play as Ron Paul? Wait, lemme rephrase that: Can I beat the shit out of Ron Paul? Then I might be interested.

the gold(en glove) standard

Posted by SuddenlyBees

But why no independent candidates? Aren't people sick of the Republican/Democrat back and forth of terrible government decisions and rights violations yet?

Posted by Godlyawesomeguy

But can I play as Gary Johnson?

Posted by BBAlpert

Man, I can't wait to see this at EVO '13

Posted by JetForceGemini

I'm glad to see Chair is still as ambitious as ever.

Posted by YOUNGLINK

ok that's nice, Shadow Complex 2?? now maybe...

Posted by natetodamax

Is there DLC that lets me punch Paul Ryan?

Posted by felakuti4life

@Voxel said:

Is there DLC that lets me punch Paul Ryan?

I'm sure the Paul Ryan ClashMob is already in the works!

Posted by Siphillis

Either Teddy vs Jackson or Taft vs. FDR, or I'm not interested.

Posted by FourWude

Who cares? Anyone who is stupid enough to vote for either these chumps deserves the future these two will give you. And it's the one and same future.... Politics is like modern JRPGs. Promise you a shit load with beautiful graphics but in the end you know it was extremely linear, and all your choices came to nought.

Posted by Ravenlight

@dvorak said:

This may be the most cloying political shovelware ever made, and that's seriously saying something.

And it's still a better game than Shadow Complex!

#flamebait

Edited by Bistromath

Embarassing Giantbomb community political comments shitstorm, Go! I cast: Birtherism!

Posted by Video_Game_King

@Ravenlight:

The only thing your post has done is remind me that this is on the Shadow Complex board. Why? I mean, the staff isn't afraid to make game pages for games that were just announced, and there's already a link to it in the article, so why not there?

Posted by Phatmac

this is the weirdest game announcement today.

Edited by Fascismo

Chair made an incredible debut as a developer with Shadow Complex. How did they wind up in such a weird niche?

Posted by Brodehouse

Proponents of the democratic process feel that the best way to represent the best aspects of democracy is to turn it into a goofy boxing match between large headed caricatures.

That pretty much sums it up.

Posted by Ravenlight

@Video_Game_King: Because we don't need every iOS game that every cash-grab studio shits out to clutter our pristine wiki?

Actually the wiki is kind've sad in spots and I have no idea about why there's not a page for this already.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@Ravenlight:

Although don't they get in through staff approval (which I imagine an article would constitute)?

@Ravenlight said:

kind've

Also, I didn't know this type of type was even possible.

Posted by Ravenlight

@Video_Game_King:

I taip foneticali. Leev me ahlown!

Posted by Video_Game_King

@Ravenlight said:

@Video_Game_King:

I taip foneticali. Leev me ahlown!

そうなら,日本語で書いてみる。

Posted by mlarrabee

CHAIR... how far the mighty have fallen...

Edited by Bourbon_Warrior

@SuddenlyBees said:

But why no independent candidates? Aren't people sick of the Republican/Democrat back and forth of terrible government decisions and rights violations yet?

This is why America needs the MMP system.

Posted by Ravenlight

@Video_Game_King said:

あなたはかぼちゃです。

My foreign language skills have gone on hiatus while I move apartments :/

Posted by leebmx

Why? Please make Shadow Complex 2 or something else great for platforms people play games on. I assume they knocked this up in about 2 mins, but I still can't work out how a team who made the best downloadable game OF ALL TIME can let the momentum slip quite so badly....I know Infinity Blade sold shitloads......but was expecting great things...

Hopefully they'll make this comment look stupid with a future announcment...hopefully.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@Ravenlight:

黙れ,日顔人!

Posted by Ben_H
@AjayRaz said:

this game makes ME EXCITED TO VOTE AND I DON'T LIVE IN THE US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

also i'm reminded of this for some reason:

Lost it at "The Barack Bottom".
Posted by Lunar_Aura

@patrickklepek said:

I refuse to characterize today’s news as “from the developers of Infinity Blade,” if only to encourage Chair Entertainment to finally make Shadow Complex 2.

Now you're just abusing your new ring of power.

Posted by theanticitizen
@Video_Game_King 今から日本語だけですか。
Posted by Video_Game_King

@theanticitizen:

ナイ!ナイ!ナイ!ナイ!ナイ!ナイ!ナイ!ナイ!ナイ!ナイ!日本語ダケジャナイ!月語モデス!

Posted by MrKlorox

Such a waste of developer. This is the type of shit I'd expect from the people who made Advent Rising or a shitty swipe based iphone "game". Fuck you, Epic, for keeping Chair a one-hit-wonder.

Edited by ArbitraryWater

@Fascismo said:

Chair made an incredible debut as a developer with Shadow Complex. How did they wind up in such a weird niche?

They made Undertow first dude. That game was kinda bad and the only reason I remember it is because I got it for free as a "We're sorry" thing from Microsoft following the disasterous state of Xbox Live. Though, I still hope they don't end up a one shot because man Shadow Complex was good.

@MrKlorox said:

Such a waste of developer. This is the type of shit I'd expect from the people who made Advent Rising or a shitty swipe based iphone "game". Fuck you, Epic, for keeping Chair a one-hit-wonder.

Ironic, given that Chair was founded by the lead designer of Advent Rising.

Posted by Poki3

Here's the real question: Why isn't this FMV?

Edited by MrKlorox
@ArbitraryWater said:

@MrKlorox said:

Such a waste of developer. This is the type of shit I'd expect from the people who made Advent Rising or a shitty swipe based iphone "game". Fuck you, Epic, for keeping Chair a one-hit-wonder.

Ironic, given that Chair was founded by the lead designer of Advent Rising.

That was an intentional reference. When Shadow Complex came out it was kindof like "Advent Rising is a precursor to this game? No way! This one's actually good!" But now it's becoming clear that Shadow Complex was lightning striking, and it won't happen again.
Posted by Jams

why does Obama have a missile pop attached to his hand?

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