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Local game designers take election to the boxing ring with app

Posted at 7:59 AM, Nov 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 10:59:54-04
This election season is hotter than ever and in response to the frustration, two local game creators decided to give people a chance to virtually take the best punch at their least favorite candidate. 
 
The game creators wanted to give people a chance to let out that anger. Of course, that includes virtually taking a jab at their least favorite candidate. "The Election Knockout" app is an epic boxing battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. 
Users control the punching gloves of the presidential candidates. The goal, to knockout your opponent in the boxing match to win the presidency!
 
The creators came up with the game because they just simply had enough of the election scandals and wanted to create a laughing matter out of it. So, they decided to take a jab at it. "We saw each candidate come out with their platforms and things and all of the scandals that have come out and everything, so we just thought, why don't we make light of this?" co-creator Mike Willits said. 
 
The game  has been out for a month now  and  has been downloaded in all 50 states and in 120 countries. The creators say they intended no hate-  they just want people to have fun. "When the candidates get hit, you'll hear like benghazi and huge and stuff like that," co-creator Aaron Ellis said.
 
The game is available for download on Google Play and iTunes completely free.