“Here’s a game that gets right down to the root of politics. In Megalo Polis, who shouts, throws the most money around and has the most visibility wins.”
– Jordan Forward (PCGamesN)
Play Politics in Megalo Polis — an Irreverent Take on the Most Deranged, Unpredictable Election Ever!
Now available on Steam at the sale price of $8.99 until Election Day
PARIS — Nov. 1, 2016 — Take the election into your own hands in Megalo Polis — a side-splitting, real-time strategy game launching today on Steam for PC and Mac. Political junkies and undecided voters alike are in for a treat in this no-holds barred, hilarious dash for the most powerful office in the land.
In Megalo Polis, your job is to play as one of the game’s presidential candidates — whether they can legally run or not — and jump head first into the campaign trail to “convince” the populace to elect you president. Choose between Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders or Ted Cruz. Declare yourself a Republican or Democrat — and compete against three opposing candidates. Run across each state and talk to every district about your plans to:
- Build a great wall
- Invest in outrageous stimulus packages
- Bring back jobs no one wants
- Bet on ludicrous tax reductions
The more far-fetched the promise, the better! You must be diligent, though: The other candidates are out to hinder your chances — and they’ll use every dirty trick in the book.
Each candidate has a special bonus that allows him/her to more easily convert certain segments of the population. But no one is perfect: Hillary Clinton has a harder time convincing voters (trust issues), and Donald Trump doesn’t really appeal to a city full of teachers.
Don’t be afraid to dive into your campaign funds. Harness your inner Frank Underwood and dump money into districts to quickly persuade even the most stubborn of voters. You can also pick one of a variety of cards that grant access to special abilities such as doubling your own funds through money laundering, betting on a smear campaign, and more. The end always justifies the means in Megalo Polis — so don’t feel bad about using every tool at your disposal.
Take advantage of the special perks granted to you by the two competing parties to further your bid. Republicans earn $5,000 per minute — and Democrats get a higher population conversion rate. Win over each district, then each state — and become the next POTUS!
“Megalo Polis puts the player in charge. Think on your feet to articulate a successful presidential run, and show the opposing party who’s boss!” says Jean-Louis Verlaine, CEO of Black Sheep Studio. “Leave your mark on the craziest election in history. Make friends, make enemies — and make video games great again!”
- Play as caricatures of real politicians such as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and Ted Cruz.
- Race your opponents and garner supporters by any means necessary.
- Use 20+ special abilities to outsmart and outmaneuver the competition.
- Influence voters in each class to control districts and disrupt the other candidates.
- Complete challenges to gain votes in 40 missions in 50 states.
- Break all the rules: You can even play as Obama and run for a third term!
Pricing & Availability
To celebrate the launch, Megalo Polis is on sale for only $8.99 — a 10% discount lasting the first full week on Steam (PC/Mac).
About Black Sheep Studio
Black Sheep Studio is an independent game development studio based in Paris, France. Black Sheep creates high quality video games for consoles (Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo), desktop computers, AR/VR, and mobile devices. Founded in 2003 by veteran game developers, the studio is organized around a strong, efficient and creative team whose goal is to bring fun to players and fully satisfy its partners with high-quality games and services. Black Sheep is fond of wacky games: In 2005, the studio released Champion Sheep Rally — a racing game featuring sheep! Now in 2016, its newest title is Megalo Polis — a zany real-time strategy game set in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.