NEW YORK – July 10, 2012 – In an election year polarized by wealth, race, gender and religion, 2K Play and COMEDY CENTRAL are proud to launch “COMEDY CENTRAL’s Indecision Game,” a new app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android, including Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Designed to add a new wrinkle to the partisan divide: Who’s really smarter – Democrats, Republicans or Independents – the game is a fast-paced battle of wits where players must out-smart their friends by correctly answering political questions and earning voters to eke out an Election Day victory.
Gamers select their political affiliation and outfit their avatar by shopping for a range of party-inspired costumes and curiosities – from “COMEDY CENTRAL Donkelphant” trucker hats to “‘I See Russia specs” to the sporty “O-Bomber” jacket – using “Greenbacks,” the in-game currency. Patriots can even acquire a Statue of Liberty costume, complete with robe, crown and torch. Players then go head-to-head with their opponent to answer humorous, politically-themed questions against a relentless ticking clock.
Correct responses earn players “Voters” that must be strategically placed on the game’s “Big Map” of the United States. State domination results in a “Smarts” victory for both the player and their party. In the heat of the campaign, players can rely on “Political Aides” for help, including stealing a state from opponents or demanding a “Recount”. Real-time results are displayed in the game’s “Election Headquarters” so there will be no hiding which party is the smartest – whether the margin is by a hair or a landslide.
“2K Play is excited to partner with COMEDY CENTRAL to bring ‘COMEDY CENTRAL’s Indecision Game’ to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android,” said Steve Lux, Vice President of Business Development for 2K Play. “As the real world race heats up between Obama and Romney, it’s refreshing to play a game where smarts count and ballot peeks, smear campaigns, filibusters and investigative committees are all part of an honest day’s work.”
“COMEDY CENTRAL is thrilled to work with 2K Play for the launch of the Indecision mobile game. This innovative strategy and trivia game further expands the network’s Indecision brand on multiple platforms,” said Dan Yang, Senior Vice President and General Manager, 345 Games. “As we close in on the race to the White House, we’ll be excited to see who will win this battle of political intellect – Democrats, Republicans or Independents!”
Developed by 2K’s Cat Daddy Games studio, “COMEDY CENTRAL’s Indecision Game” allows political junkies the chance to play with friends using Game Center or Facebook, or be instantly matched against a random politico.
“COMEDY CENTRAL’S Indecision Game” app is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/comedy-centrals-indecision/id515143187ls=1&mt=8. The game is also available for free on the Amazon Appstore for Android, including a Kindle Fire edition, and on Google Play.Please visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/IndecisionGam or follow 2K Play on Twitter @2KPlay.2K Play is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO).
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under the 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play brands. Our products are designed for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.
Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets through its three divisions: 2K Games, 2K Sports, and 2K Play that are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including first-person shooters, action, role-playing, real-time strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, Irrational Games, 2K Marin, 2K Australia, 2K Czech, Cat Daddy Games, and 2K China. In just a few short years, 2K launched the 2007 Game of the Year – BioShock®; published the critically acclaimed Borderlands™; continued the award-winning Sid Meier’s Civilization® series; delivered the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise with NBA® 2K**; and broke new ground in the family entertainment market with its multi-million unit selling hit Carnival Games. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2K.com.
**According to 2008 – 2012 Gamerankings.com and The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through May 2012.
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