Rock the Quote Challenges Your Knowledge of Candidates

October 19, 2008 -

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.


Comments

Re: Rock the Quote Challenges Your Knowledge of Candidates

I got to 199.  Of course by that time, I'd have played the game at least 7-8 times.  Like the game, and I liked trying to use whatever information I had to figure out who said what.

Re: Rock the Quote Challenges Your Knowledge of Candidates

<plays the game again...and again...and again...>

Damn, I suck! The highest I've gotten is 18 points.

Update: 41 points.

Game on, brothers and sisters.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither." -- Ben Franklin Game on, brothers and sisters.

Re: Rock the Quote Challenges Your Knowledge of Candidates

Imagine how hard this would be 12 years ago back when one of the candidates kept referring to himself in the third person.

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"What for you bury me in the cold cold ground?" - Tasmanian devil

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Re: Rock the Quote Challenges Your Knowledge of Candidates

I actually got one of these thanks to the daily show. It was the Mccain quote about vetoing every needless spending bill if he were in office and making the first person to propose one famous. Stewart interrupted with something like "yeah like the woman from Alasa who endorsed the bridge to nowhere, I will make her famous. ... Oops."

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 "What for you bury me in the cold cold ground?" - Tasmanian devil

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: Rock the Quote Challenges Your Knowledge of Candidates

This is actually pretty difficult.

Re: Rock the Quote Challenges Your Knowledge of Candidates

Now, what would be interesting would be to get the actual candidates to play it ;)

 
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