So, uh, yeah. Here I am assembling the traditional weekly "Coming Tonight" post when I see a game called VOTE!!! pop up on my radar. Stepping back a bit, iOS developers have a long history of doing whatever they can to cash in on current events. We saw this in a big way when the bailout drama was at the forefront of the news cycle a few years ago with terrible games like Bailout Bonanza [Free] Bailout Wars [$0.99]. It's not much of a surprise that developers would similarly try to capitalize on the upcoming presidential election in, well, whatever way they can.

What does come as a surprise is to see the developer of Infinity Blade [$5.99] and Infinity Blade II [$6.99] doing it. VOTE!!! [Free] allows you to play as President Obama or Mitt Romney in a "slapstick battle for the White House." Essentially, Infinity Blade with the two frontrunners of the upcoming election, and loads of IAP to go with it via a in-game coins system to unlock different weaponry and sunglasses. I wish I was joking.

VOTE!!! should go live with the rest of the games in the US App Store at 11:00 PM Eastern time tonight, but in the meantime we're grabbing it off an international store to shoot some video for a TA Plays. Stay tuned for that.

International App Store Link: VOTE!!!, Free

  • http://twitter.com/justinfic Justin Fic

    I'm waiting for VOTE Alpha Arcade Edition, which will feature Nader, Ron Paul, and Nixon in an Akuma costume.

    Make this happen, Chair.

  • ImJPaul

    This is what epic is wasting their resources on while the rest of us wait for Dungeons to come out?! But I guess coming soon to them means 6+ months. Total buttholes.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Chair isn't making Infinity Blade: Dungeons.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4YD3BC2NSED77ASDXXIJBG6MRA AV CLUB

      "Total buttholes?" What are you, five years old?

  • araczynski

    i guess i'm just not bored enough to waste time with S like this, but hey, whatever floats your boat.

  • http://twitter.com/Sanuku Sanuku

    I`m wondering if Chair is doomed to create Infinity Blade Clones for the Rest of their Life...

  • Adams Immersive

    I’m always pleased to see the world get stranger.

  • xDyNaMiiCx

    So this game taken 4 months to make ? Wtf happen to infinity blade dungeon. Smh

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Chair isn't making Infinity Blade: Dungeons.

      • http://twitter.com/QWERTYtheBold Brandon

        Then who is??

      • MrAlbum

        Considering that the tattered shreds of Big Huge Games (the peeps behind Kingdoms of Amalur) have been gathered under Epic's wings to work on IB: Dungeons under the name Impossible Games, I think there was time for this apparent joke app that makes fun of the whole debacle behind the Presidential election.

        Me personally... I absolutely despise my country's divisive, disruptive and harm-causing politics (I'm a US resident). Having different beliefs about governance is absolutely fine; forcing those different ideologies to bash each other on the head until one collapses first is unacceptable, since no one really wins because of the wasted resources on both sides dedicated to "proving the other wrong" when BOTH SIDES HAVE OBVIOUS PLUSES AND MINUSES WHICH ARE BENEFICIAL/DETRIMENTAL IN THEIR OWN WAYS. There IS no need to prove which side is more "fit", because BOTH SIDES COULD DO THE JOB FAIRLY WELL. Maybe not equally well, but judgements on the quality of either side can only be ACCURATELY made in HINDSIGHT, AFTER ENOUGH TIME HAS PASSED WHERE WE CAN VIEW THOSE TIMES OF GOVERNANCE UNDER EITHER PARTY WITH AN OBJECTIVE EYE.

        I would like to make something clear before I leave the comments section: I do think that the USA's system DOES WORK, when both parties DEBATE, instead of ARGUE and DEMAND. The free exchange of ideas is why we have lasted as long as we have, despite our inherent inertia by virtue of approaching 250 years of operations, with varying degrees of success and failure. But when you combine the free exchange of ideas with boxing gloves, the result inevitably gets compared to a duel between two people: no matter who wins, both sides lose something crucial to who they are: their compassion, and their peaceful side that tempers their negative emotions. In the case of the duel, someone's life is lost; in the case of politics, bright, intelligent minds get lost in the head-bashing and/or name-calling and/or inaccurate-labeling BS, whereas they could be curing cancer/solving world hunger/discovering how to achieve world peace/etc....

        We should not be fighting ourselves. It wastes time, money and voter support, and makes us look like a 3-ring circus on the International level. There must be a better way to lead this country.

        .............

        Um..... I think I got a little carried away there >_<

        Sincerely,

        Mr. Album

      • sheepdog108

        Carried away, nonsense ; who doesn't want to read a long winded diatribe .

      • MrAlbum

        Long-winded diatribes get people riled. Riled people rarely use their more intelligent brain matter. Less intelligent actions leads to fighting leads to anger and hurt feelings and oh, what was it we were arguing about again? (i.e. the POINT of the argument is thus lost amidst the flurry of emotional attacks).

        Hence why I noted that I got carried away. I really don't harbor any ill will to my country; I do vote after all (I'm non-partisan, tho). It's just what divisive politics DO to the US of A that gets my goat, and I got caught up within those negative emotions.

        Sorry to spoil any expectations you may have had about my intent with my post. I have no intention of getting deeper into that particular rabbit hole :rolleyes:

        The game looks ridiculous, and it might be fun in a subversive way, ESPECIALLY after the election: "My candidate didn't win!!!! Take that, ya stoopid (insert political insult)!!!!!!!! I'll show you who SHOULD have won!!!!!!"

        .........

        On second thought... that could be worse.

        Sincerely,

        Mr. Album

      • ducksFANjason

        Your crazy man... I like you, but... but your crazy...

      • http://www.facebook.com/hanchenzhu Greg Han

        “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” -Yoda

      • agentblank

        Impossible studios.

  • http://twitter.com/teh_tommy Tommy

    I'm European and what is this.

  • TheSceptic

    What the heck is all this Tom foolery. I can't even imagine a parallel universe in which this game gets made.

  • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

     Uh... hmm.  Weird. 

  • ironmonkey

    how is this any weirder than a game where you shoot birds at pigs?

    or maybe a youth spent fighting Mecha Hitler, or believing that

  • ironmonkey

    How is this any weirder than a game where you shoot birds at pigs?

    Maybe a youth spent fighting Mecha Hitler, or believing King Hippo exists in the same world as Mike Tyson has done something to my brain...

  • DecafTable

    Um Infinity Blade 3 better be nearing completion. I'm expectating a release date soon.