IKIN and React! Games Launch Presidents Run Game for iOS
Popular game returns to add zest to the 2020 presidential season
San Diego, California, Sept. 10, 2020—IKIN™, a leading provider of visual technology solutions for businesses and consumers, has partnered with React! Games to release Presidents Run for iOS. A free-to-play single-player game, Presidents Run allows gamers to help a popular political personality make a literal run to the presidency in a fun, nonpartisan way. The game is currently available to iOS users.
“Presidents Run generated a lot of activity in 2012, and we expect even more traction in the current political climate,” said Chad Lee, creative director for IKIN, and developer of the game. “I’m delighted that IKIN has elected to relaunch Presidents Run, particularly as we enter the final stages of the 2020 presidential campaign. The game allows players to actively participate in supporting candidates in a friendly, apolitical, and light-hearted way.”
Characters vying for the Presidents Run championship include major party candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden, as well as Kamala Harris, Vladimir Putin, Kim Jung Un, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Zombie Washington, and Frankenstein Lincoln. Votes gathered by the runners as they round the course provide currency to buy power-ups, enhanced footwear, special capabilities, and head starts in the game store.
The game tracks all miles accumulated by each candidate, gathering data in the cloud from players around the world and updating the leaderboard in real time. In addition, a Poll Tracker is available on its website at www.presidentsrun.net for anyone who wants to follow the leaderboard standings.
“During the 2012 election, an earlier version of Presidents Run correctly predicted the presidential election outcome,” added Lee. “We can’t predict what the poll will indicate this time. It will be up to the players to keep running their candidates and gather as many miles as possible.”
Presidents Run was designed on the Unity development platform. IKIN embeds its volumetric and holographic design library in the Unity SDK, which will facilitate IKIN’s plan to add volumetric 3-D characters to upcoming versions of Presidents Run.
The game is available now in the Apple App Store at this [link]
An Android version of the game is planned for release within days.