It’s mid-summer 2012 in the United States which means the only thing hotter than the weather is the presidential election campaign. Claw & Co. looks to capitalize on the timing by releasing Election War Room 2012, an iOS board game that lets you control the campaign of one of the two leading candidates: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney.
In Election War Room, the player battles his or her way through the turn-based campaign trail trying to earn enough electoral votes to win the election. Special interest groups, auctioned special abilities, and saavy choices in campaign states all go towards achieving that goal. Election War Room works as a two-player, asynchronous game, though both players’ moves are resolved at the same time once their choices are made.
The current plan is for Election War Room to be released this month, but the team needs some help crossing the finish line. That’s where Kickstarter comes in as the team has set up their own campaign to raise the final $6k. The money is intended to go towards finishing up the artwork and improving quality through additional playtesting. The blue sky dream is to raise a total of $15k that might eventually make the game free, but the team is setting their sights on the more realistic goal at this time. Rewards for backing the game range from free copies to backer-created news items to a developer-centric boardgame night in San Francisco with the creator of Plants vs. Zombies who was an advisor on the project. Check out the official campaign video below then head on over to the Kickstarter campaign page to check out all of the rewards.
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