Giant Bomb News

72 Comments

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

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

No Caption Provided

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.

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

Patrick Klepek on Google+

72 Comments

Avatar image for patrickklepek
patrickklepek

6833

Forum Posts

1300

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By patrickklepek
No Caption Provided

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.

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

Avatar image for video_game_king
Video_Game_King

36563

Forum Posts

59080

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 54

User Lists: 14

Edited 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.

Avatar image for doctorchimp
Doctorchimp

4190

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

Edited By Doctorchimp

Is P Diddy involved with this game?

Avatar image for iamjohn
iamjohn

6294

Forum Posts

13905

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

Edited 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.

Avatar image for mbr2
mbr2

655

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 3

Edited By mbr2

Celebrity Deathmatch: The Video Game. GoGo!

Avatar image for bed
bed

12919

Forum Posts

14417

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 23

Edited By bed

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

also i'm reminded of this for some reason:

Loading Video...
Avatar image for bacongames
bacongames

4113

Forum Posts

5804

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 6

Edited 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.

Avatar image for nightfang
Nightfang

409

Forum Posts

4819

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 3

Edited By Nightfang

Okay....

Avatar image for me3639
me3639

2006

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 9

User Lists: 4

Edited By me3639

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

Avatar image for iamjohn
iamjohn

6294

Forum Posts

13905

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

Edited By iamjohn

@mbr2 said:

Celebrity Deathmatch: The Video Game. GoGo!

Already exists; it's terrible.

Avatar image for sissylion
sissylion

685

Forum Posts

5

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By sissylion

Are Rocket Pops the folding chairs of presidential fisticuffs?

Avatar image for retrovirus
retrovirus

1669

Forum Posts

130

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 17

Edited By retrovirus

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

Avatar image for platzkart
platzkart

202

Forum Posts

488

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

Edited By platzkart

@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.

Avatar image for dvorak
dvorak

1553

Forum Posts

616

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By dvorak

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

Avatar image for csl316
csl316

16182

Forum Posts

765

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 8

Edited By csl316

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

Avatar image for animasta
Animasta

14948

Forum Posts

3563

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 5

Edited 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

Avatar image for suddenlybees
SuddenlyBees

18

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited 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?

Avatar image for deactivated-5c7ea8553cb72
deactivated-5c7ea8553cb72

4753

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 5

User Lists: 0

But can I play as Gary Johnson?

Avatar image for bbalpert
BBAlpert

2972

Forum Posts

34

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 16

Edited By BBAlpert

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

Avatar image for jetforcegemini
JetForceGemini

184

Forum Posts

27

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By JetForceGemini

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

Avatar image for younglink
YOUNGLINK

640

Forum Posts

2

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By YOUNGLINK

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

Avatar image for natetodamax
natetodamax

19465

Forum Posts

65390

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 32

User Lists: 5

Edited By natetodamax

Is there DLC that lets me punch Paul Ryan?

Avatar image for felakuti4life
felakuti4life

155

Forum Posts

19

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited 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!

Avatar image for siphillis
Siphillis

1356

Forum Posts

6524

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 17

Edited By Siphillis

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

Avatar image for fourwude
FourWude

2274

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

Edited 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.

Avatar image for ravenlight
Ravenlight

8057

Forum Posts

12306

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

Edited 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

Avatar image for deactivated-5e60061752a57
deactivated-5e60061752a57

752

Forum Posts

96

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

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

Avatar image for video_game_king
Video_Game_King

36563

Forum Posts

59080

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 54

User Lists: 14

Edited 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?

Avatar image for phatmac
Phatmac

5946

Forum Posts

1139

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 18

User Lists: 12

Edited By Phatmac

this is the weirdest game announcement today.

Avatar image for fascismo
Fascismo

136

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

Edited By Fascismo

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

Avatar image for deactivated-5e49e9175da37
deactivated-5e49e9175da37

10812

Forum Posts

782

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 14

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.

Avatar image for ravenlight
Ravenlight

8057

Forum Posts

12306

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

Edited 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.

Avatar image for video_game_king
Video_Game_King

36563

Forum Posts

59080

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 54

User Lists: 14

Edited 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.

Avatar image for ravenlight
Ravenlight

8057

Forum Posts

12306

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

Edited By Ravenlight

@Video_Game_King:

I taip foneticali. Leev me ahlown!

Avatar image for video_game_king
Video_Game_King

36563

Forum Posts

59080

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 54

User Lists: 14

Edited 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。

Avatar image for audiosnow
audiosnow

3924

Forum Posts

729

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By audiosnow

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

Avatar image for bourbon_warrior
Bourbon_Warrior

4569

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

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.

Avatar image for ravenlight
Ravenlight

8057

Forum Posts

12306

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

Edited 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 :/

Avatar image for leebmx
leebmx

2346

Forum Posts

61

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 4

Edited 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.

Avatar image for video_game_king
Video_Game_King

36563

Forum Posts

59080

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 54

User Lists: 14

Edited By Video_Game_King

@Ravenlight:

黙れ,日顔人!

Avatar image for ben_h
Ben_H

4410

Forum Posts

1618

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 5

Edited 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:

Loading Video...
Lost it at "The Barack Bottom".
Avatar image for lunar_aura
Lunar_Aura

2824

Forum Posts

17

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 4

Edited 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.

Avatar image for theanticitizen
theanticitizen

424

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

Edited By theanticitizen
@Video_Game_King 今から日本語だけですか。
Avatar image for video_game_king
Video_Game_King

36563

Forum Posts

59080

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 54

User Lists: 14

Edited 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!

Avatar image for mrklorox
MrKlorox

11211

Forum Posts

1071

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited 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.

Avatar image for arbitrarywater
ArbitraryWater

15968

Forum Posts

5508

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 8

User Lists: 58

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.

Avatar image for poki3
Poki3

570

Forum Posts

1210

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 12

Edited By Poki3

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

Avatar image for mrklorox
MrKlorox

11211

Forum Posts

1071

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

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.
Avatar image for jams
Jams

3043

Forum Posts

131

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

Edited By Jams

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

No Caption Provided