If you think the politicians of your country are not up to the mark, you can make them work on their skills now. Well, not in reality, but you can do so with your fingers on your smartphones and computers. You can make the person of your choice win the elections, although not all of them will let you do that.
The Google Play store has a number of games that are designed around the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Some are pro Narendra Modi, some are pro Arvind Kejriwal while some portray a competition between Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi. Last but not the least, some also empower the voters.
Modiman 3D: This game resembles Subway Surfer to a great extent. It is an ideal game for a BJP supporter. Why? You can help Modi run and grab the Prime Minister's chair. Modi runs through the streets of Delhi beating the various hurdles like auto rickshaws, barricades, Delhi traffic, etc. You can extend a helping hand to Narendra Modi's in the not-so-easy journey.
NaMo's Pocket Book: NaMo's Pocket Book is not exactly a game, but an app that contains Narendra Modi's different speeches. The user can listen to different speeches that contain political and social agendas. The application is not particularly for Narendra Modi supporters, anyone can listen to it in general. It contains the usual Modi agendas such as black money in foreign banks, empowerment of women and the condition of backward classes of our society.
Narendra Modi: Game: This game is designed by Precept Software Creation, and is dedicated to Narendra Modi. It contains information on various yojanas delivered by Narendra Modi in Gujrat to empower common people. For example: Krashi Mahotsav, Mission Mangalam, etc. The game is also available on Facebook.
NaMo Lion: This game contains a number of donkeys and lions which are set to claim the government. The lions in the game personify Modi. The player is supposed to stop the donkeys from campaigning in the country. Tap the donkeys with fingers before they hide. This will help lion hearted NaMo win the race for PM's chair.
Modi Mario Run: As the name suggests, Modi has to collect lotuses and pass the hurdles. Once he collects the necessary number of lotuses he'll be entitled to be the Prime Minister. Keep him away from collecting Hand and Hammer symbols.
Apart from pro-Modi games, there are also apps and games which hold competitions between Congress and BJP.
Vote Now Congress vs BJP : This app is an online poll to vote for the prime ministerial candidate. The choices: Rahul Gandhi v/s Narendra Modi. It allows the user to know the daily and the weekly results for his preferred candidate. The poll is displayed graphically based on news and other activities about the candidate.
Rahul vs Modi verdict 2014: The game contains two main contenders for the prime minister's position. Different states are graphically displayed in the game. The player has to pass through hurdles such as regional politicians, political rallies, etc. There are power-ups such as rockets that help you fly for some distance. The player can help the candidate of his choice win.
AAP ki AAG: There is also a game based on Arvind Kejriwal called 'AAP ki AAG' which comes with a disclaimer saying 'all the characters are fictitious and any resemblance to real life is purely coincidental'. This game has a character which looks like Arvind Kejriwal and is standing on a broom. He throws stones towards the characters who like his political competitors. This game has physics based puzzle games. The intention of playing this game is to eradicate corruption from the country.
Finally, there are games which are for the voters.
Angry Voters: This game offers people the right to vote and the right to reject the given candidates. The game and the characters are based on various surveys by media, social networks and on the voice of the layman. It contains the three most popular candidates. It helps people implement their power as a common man. The game has a user friendly interface and statistics on votes for each candidate.
Mera PM kaun?: The game is designed by Neeti Solutions, a Pune based firm. When you open the link to this game, you'll find caricatures of Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal and many other prominent politicians. The player is conferred with a social, political or an economic issue in the form of a fire ball and it is thrown towards the relevant politician who can handle the issue. At the beginning of the game, the player is asked to enter his age, gender and the part of the country he/she belongs to. The main motive of this game is to empower the voters.
Power Play: This game is developed by moneycontrol.com It allows to trade politicians just as you trade shares. You can buy and sell politicians with virtual money worth Rs. 50 lakhs which is credited in the beginning. You can start trading as soon as you register.
Politics Quiz: The quiz tests your knowledge about politics. The player will be asked questions with four options about politics and has a time limit. So, take the quiz and see how aware you are of our political system and various parties. This game app is available on Blackberry World.
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