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  WHACK-A-POL 2020 GIVES GAMERS A VOICE AND A CURE FOR THE ELECTION BLUES
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10/20/2020
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

Los Angeles, CA -- October 8th, 2020 - Whatever your political affiliation may be, Whack-A-Pol 2020 provides a fun, political take on an arcade classic! Feel the stress of today’s politics leave your body as you knock historical presidential figures off their political platforms! Featuring presidents like Abraham Lincoln, JFK, Richard Nixon, Donald Trump, and 2020 presidential challenger Joe Biden, Whack-A-Pol 2020 has bi-partisan support as the feel-good electoral “hit” of the season!

“Politics is as divisive as ever, and everyone is anxious about the election,” says Adam Saslow, Co-Founder at RareFaction Interactive. “The only thing that everyone can enjoy is a laugh and a sigh when a fly lands on a candidate’s head, or someone forgets what state they’re in! We want to bring some comic relief to a place that can be really toxic, and we see an opportunity to do that in a helpful, novel way by capturing public opinion in a video game.”

Whack-A-Pol 2020 isn’t just about political catharsis. A majority of mobile gamers comprise a critical voting bloc - young voters. Meeting these voters where they play online provides an opportunity to get their thoughts through daily polls around the 2020 election.

Whack-A-Pol 2020 is free and available now on the Google Play Store. An iOS App Store release is pending.

Gameplay and polling footage available on YouTube, at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcgX3_GfI1E

In-Game Screenshots available at www.rarefaction.io and also attached.

Google Play Store Listing:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.RareFaction.wampp