Boston-based Metaversal Studios has released Rock the Quote, a web-based game which challenges how much players know about remarks made by November hopefuls John McCain, Sarah Palin, Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
Players earn two points for correctly identifying a quote and one point for getting just the party right. Three wrong answers leads to game over.
Metaversal Studios' founder Jay Laird, lead designer on Rock the Quote, talked about his game:
With over 100 questions, we have yet to see anyone finish the game... [While watching the debates] I noticed how many of the candidates' sound-bites seem interchangeable. Sure, there are things like the hockey-mom references that make it easy, but when it comes down to the bigger issues, I wonder how many people can tell the difference.
[For example,] McCain says he won't raise taxes, while Obama says he'll cut them for 95% of Americans. In the past, you'd expect the latter promise to come from a Republican, and I bet a lot of people would still make that assumption.
It was pretty depressing to hear Biden say so forcefully that he doesn't support gay marriage. I know it's a political maneuver to try to hold on to some socially conservative votes, but now that 3 out of 50 states have legalized it, you'd think they'd make it part of their 'change' initiative.
Rock the Quote is planned as a trilogy, with the second part launching on Tuesday. Check Metaversal's Burning Village site for updated news on RTQ.