Quick Thought to Amuse and Edify

As India prepares for the world’s biggest election in April and May, not everyone is taking politics so seriously.  India has 200 million smartphone users, and a whole bunch of smartphone games have popped up mocking frontrunners for prime minister.  (Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2014/03/06/angry-voters-and-other-essential-election-apps/)

Among the games:

  • “Angry Voters,” where players can lob coins, shoes, and flowers, Angry Birds style, at caricatures of frontrunners Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, and Arvind Kejriwal.
  • “Rahul Gandhi Run,” where players control a Rahul Gandhi character as he runs and navigates obstacles, Super Mario style, to pick up seats in Parliament.
  •  “Kursi Cricket,” where players can tap into India’s passion for cricket by creating teams of political candidates and having virtual cricket matches.  (I wonder if these matches can last for days too?) 

If you want to give them a try, you can find all of them by Googling the name of the game plus the word “app.”


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