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

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Posted by patrickklepek (4540 posts) -

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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#1 Posted by patrickklepek (4540 posts) -

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.

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

Staff
#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

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.

#3 Posted by Doctorchimp (4076 posts) -

Is P Diddy involved with this game?

#4 Posted by iAmJohn (6120 posts) -

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.

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#5 Posted by mbr2 (566 posts) -

Celebrity Deathmatch: The Video Game. GoGo!

#6 Edited by AjayRaz (12427 posts) -

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

also i'm reminded of this for some reason:

#7 Posted by BaconGames (3403 posts) -

@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.

#8 Posted by Nightfang (378 posts) -

Okay....

#9 Posted by me3639 (1755 posts) -

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

#10 Posted by iAmJohn (6120 posts) -

@mbr2 said:

Celebrity Deathmatch: The Video Game. GoGo!

Already exists; it's terrible.

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#11 Posted by sissylion (679 posts) -

Are Rocket Pops the folding chairs of presidential fisticuffs?

#12 Posted by RetroVirus (1471 posts) -

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

#13 Posted by Lightningproof (114 posts) -

@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.

#14 Posted by dvorak (1496 posts) -

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

#15 Posted by csl316 (8646 posts) -

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

#16 Posted by Animasta (14691 posts) -

@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

#17 Posted by SuddenlyBees (14 posts) -

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

#18 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6398 posts) -

But can I play as Gary Johnson?

#19 Posted by BBAlpert (1468 posts) -

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

#20 Posted by JetForceGemini (174 posts) -

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

#21 Posted by YOUNGLINK (547 posts) -

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

#22 Posted by natetodamax (19205 posts) -

Is there DLC that lets me punch Paul Ryan?

#23 Posted by felakuti4life (145 posts) -

@Voxel said:

Is there DLC that lets me punch Paul Ryan?

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

#24 Posted by Siphillis (1292 posts) -

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

#25 Posted by FourWude (2261 posts) -

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.

#26 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@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

#27 Edited by Bistromath (613 posts) -

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

#28 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@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?

#29 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

this is the weirdest game announcement today.

#30 Edited by Fascismo (117 posts) -

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

#31 Posted by Brodehouse (9949 posts) -

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.

#32 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@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.

#33 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@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.

#34 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@Video_Game_King:

I taip foneticali. Leev me ahlown!

#35 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

@Video_Game_King:

I taip foneticali. Leev me ahlown!

そうなら,日本語で書いてみる。

#36 Posted by mlarrabee (2949 posts) -

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

#37 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@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.

#38 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@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 :/

#39 Posted by leebmx (2244 posts) -

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.

#40 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Ravenlight:

黙れ,日顔人!

#41 Posted by Ben_H (3354 posts) -
@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".
#43 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2779 posts) -

@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.

#44 Posted by theanticitizen (268 posts) -
@Video_Game_King 今から日本語だけですか。
#45 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@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!

#46 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

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.

#47 Edited by ArbitraryWater (11720 posts) -

@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.

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#48 Posted by Poki3 (527 posts) -

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

#49 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -
@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.
#50 Posted by Jams (2960 posts) -

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

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