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Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Blockdot Releases White House Joust
9:55 AM | Galen Wiley | Comment on this story

A recent press release from game developer Blockdot has revealed that the company's latest product, White House Joust, a quirky, political sparring game, is now available. A parody of sorts, players will be able to play the roles of either Senator John Kerry or President George Bush, whom will then control their chosen candidate as they fly over the White House, flinging humorous audio clips at one another until one is defeated. Below is an excerpt from the press release:

Election time is upon us and the two top candidates are in for the fight of their lives. White House Joust is a new online game that pokes fun at the cast of characters involved in this year’s election.

Players can select to play President George Bush or Senator John Kerry. According to the game you control these candidates with your keyboard, unlike Washington Lobbyists, who control their political figures with money.

“The game is bi-partisan,” says Dan Ferguson, Creative Director and co-founder of Blockdot. “It doesn’t matter which side of the political fence you are on. We poke fun at everyone equally.”

Winged politicians and celebrities with oversized heads, fly back and forth in front of the White house, releasing a barrage of humorous audio clips while attempting to joust one another. Some audio clips are obviously spoofs, but the real audio clips from some of President Bush’s speeches will make anyone laugh.

While the game is humorous, it does send an important message to Americans to exercise their rights and let their voices be heard.

“Millions of people play our games every day at work, and this gives us an opportunity to tell them that after goofing off, go vote,” says Ferguson. “Our system is hanging chad error free!”

When players post their scores to a world wide leader board, a “vote” is added to a candidate’s poll. Players can see which candidate is more popular than the other.

White House Joust is available for both Mac and PC, and can be downloaded from the link below.

Download White House Joust (Mac)
White House Joust

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