French firm turns Bush v. Kerryinto computer game

22nd June 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, June 21 (AFP) - A French computer game company, Ubi Soft, is about to stir the US electoral pot in the next few weeks when it launches a simulation based on the coming presidential showdown between George W. Bush and John Kerry.

PARIS, June 21 (AFP) - A French computer game company, Ubi Soft, is about to stir the US electoral pot in the next few weeks when it launches a simulation based on the coming presidential showdown between George W. Bush and John Kerry.

The game, "The Political Machine", allows players to "put themselves in the shoes of the campaign director of a candidate" by juggling the complex business of screening election promises, raising and spending money, attracting or deflecting media attention and coping with nasty surprises, a company spokesman, Emmanuel Carre said.

He added that Ubi Soft "naturally" was not taking sides in the Bush-Kerry face-off, even though the game had already won advance publicity for its prognostic of a Kerry win.

The game can be played solo or against human competitors via the Internet. It was designed by a US studio, Stardock.


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