Hillary Clinton’s mobile game lets you run your own campaign
The Democratic National Convention opens today in Philadelphia and there has been some serious inner-DNC turmoil the past few days involving a ton of leaked emails. WikiLeaks published messages that show party officials rallying up against Bernie Sanders, and even making fake Craigslist ads to to target Donald Trump. But the Hillary Clinton campaign is moving full-steam ahead the only way it knows how: by releasing a mobile game.
It’s blatantly inspired by popular social-based games, like the crazy successful Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Called Hillary 2016, the app is currently only available on iOS. Each user is provided with a new barebones campaign headquarters. You can build your HQ by completing “fun” challenges and earning credits (stars) that you can use to buy stuff in the virtual shop. There’s some real-life swag for grabs, like a Hillary Clinton autograph.
The more challenges you complete, which include Trump or False quizzes, the more a challenge meter fills up. Oh, and you also have to water a lovely plant because you never know when Hillary might stop by.