Those who like following political news probably know that there's a big Supreme Court case right now that's all about gerrymandering, an issue that many see as endangering the right of many Americans to cast votes that actually count. The upcoming Gerrymander: Rig the Election, from a small group of game developers from Australia, wants to use puzzle game mechanics to show players how easily elections can be rigged in one party's favor when extreme gerrymandering is allowed. The game randomly generates puzzles that you have to solve in such a way as to mess with the blue vs red percentages. And when you're ready to cheat the majority of its rights, you hit the "Call an Election" button and move to the next puzzle.

The game might sound like fun (and it looks like it is), but the issue it's drawing attention to is very serious. Gerrymandering is being used to primarily take away the rights of minorities, so it's important for people to know what this issue is about and how it can be used to literally steal elections. If you want to know more about Gerrymander: Rig the Election, head over to our forum thread.

  • SK_Gael

    Is it about the Democrat National Committee rigging the primaries against Bernie Sanders? Sounds like an aweful premise for a videogame by a disgruntled voter. Pass

    • MarioQ

      America as a nation is mentally ill. Wanting free and fair elections is not a left or right issue, it's an issue of basic human rights. Wanting Weinstein or Roy Moore to face justice again should not be a political issue, watching that Hannity interview with Roy Moore was like watching a car wreck, he had the softest questions thrown at him and at no point was he able to categorically deny that he was boning high schoolers like a middle aged creep , and yet morons are defending these sexual deviants, even when Weinstein's allegations came out , there were plenty in the media who were defending him.
      I'm not a Christian or American, but from the outside looking in, you guys have collectively lost your minds.
      Also FYI Bernie didn't lose because of gerrymandering, read up on your broken-ass third world electoral system

      • DJCubs

        Well said

      • HouseofG

        Sad but so g#%&mn true. Sigh...

    • HelperMonkey

      Totally unrelated to gerrymandering.
      Gerrymandering is about building congressional advantages by “creatively” drawing the boundaries for district maps.
      This game looks like a clever way to inform people about how it’s done and the effects it can create. Neat idea for a puzzle game, in my opinion.

      • SK_Gael

        Yep, wasnt serious when I wrote that

  • DJCubs

    What a cool idea! Games can be a great way to educate people about serious issues in an entertaining way, this looks fun.

  • http://www.unexpect3rd.com unexpect3rd

    I made a number of puzzle games and played tonnes of puzzle games, this idea of making a puzzle game out of a well known concept is pure genius!

  • Zephram

    Keep your political opinions to yourself, this is a gaming site... why would you purposely piss off a portion of your readership?

    • YaoYao

      What political opinions? Numerous gerrymandering cases have been brought and won showing that legislators _purposefully_ portioned districts in a way which finished the votes of minority voters. It's not a matter of opinion as much as one of court records.

  • Duane Locsin

    Do one where it allows you to "donate" and lobby politicians for things that benefit only you and your friends wealth, next.

  • http://adamsimmersive.com Adams Immersive

    Great idea! Would be cool to see a game teaching about multiple-vote systems too.

  • Edwin Ramirez

    Sounds great.

  • SuperNintendoC

    Create an undemocratic hellscape! LOL