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.