I created the game to teach people about the process a politician has to go through to win an election. Each decision you make in the game affects whether you will be elected or not. I modeled some of the events over real events that have happened in past elections like the email leak and the unstable vice president. I also wanted people to be able to make the party the way they want to. I let people choose whether they are the left or right and whether they support certain associations. The game is built on player choice so I wanted to make sure that the player got to make their own party. You can play the game on scratch at https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/360195504/ on computer. I modeled the game after the old choose your own adventure books. I wanted to make every choice matter. I
hope this game is able to teach people about politics and maybe even be the place where people realize they want to get into it themselves.
You play as a candidate racing against others, trying to get popularity faster. The topic of this game was chosen by us, because we were both in the Start The Party games for change topic. This game could help people get a basic idea about government and how more expensive decisions could make you more popular and get more people to vote for you. It could also teach you a bit about political parties and the spectrum. To play the game you just click to move the slide to the next one, and click Yes or No for decisions (These vary and are sometimes (verb) and don’t (verb). The game is on the building block code website scratch.mit.edu, and here is the link if you want to try it: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/360195504/
We added a slide presentation explaining why we picked our topic and how to play the game.
The storytelling in this game is FIRE. I loved all the writing and the references to real-life event. My only criticism is that sometimes clicking wouldn't work to advance to next screen, and sometimes text would appear on top of other text, making it hard to read. I only say this because I had a lot of fun playing the game and I wanted to play more!
I really like this idea because it is unique and seems like a fun way to teach children, teens, and even adults about politics. Great Job!!! I would definitely play this if it was an app.
I really like this game because it teaches people about politics in a fun way. It doesn't feel like work and you learn something. My only suggestion would be to make the buttons that go to the next slide a bit bigger because I was having trouble clicking them sometimes.