WHEN DID I LAST EVEN POST?!
Oh oh. It’s April 2016 already?! I’m bad at blogging – I really am. So I’ve been INSANELY busy. A lot of stuff that’s been going on I can’t really talk about at the moment & mobile games I’m developing at the moment aren’t really in a state to openly share them -BUT, it’ll change soon. As soon as I have stuff I’ll share it.
So before I start – this game wasn’t made as a dig at Trump at all. I don’t have a political affiliation to or against Trump at all. I think we took a fair approach of letting you play as Trump also – the game wasn’t just a big dig at Trump, he’s just a character in it. It’s a parody of a UK based petition that was going around that got quite some publicity about banning Trump from the UK – Miniclip and I wondered how fun it could be to make a game based around that, thus, Stop Trump was born!
Once we had the theme, I instantly called on memories of ‘Papers Please’ & how bloody amazing that game is. It’s a lot more complex than the game we were looking for, but I really thought a game where you’re letting passengers in & trying to stop Trump from entering – kind of like a Guess Who crossed with Papers Please, but a lot more basic.
Essentially ‘Stop Trump’ turned in to a game in that you’re a Border Guard doing your daily duty – screening passengers by allowing them in or denying them. However Trump is trying to sneak in, so you’ve got to be mega aware otherwise it’s GAME OVER! You also have a little nifty computer to play with – you can actually click icons, resize windows, move windows etc, although you probably won’t do all that, it was fun to make. You should just play it, you’ll see.
It’s US Election 2016 and as the race for the White House hots up, Donald Trump has upset some Limeys with his views on immigration. You’re a UK Border Guard and Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, has instructed you to Stop Trump entering the country. As you ask new arrivals for their papers, please, can you spot Trump as he tries to sneak in? Get it right or the Queen will royally penalise you. If you prefer the alternative view, you can choose Trump mode, play as Donald Trump and make sure only your supporters get in. How do you like them apples, Britain?
The game launched with two modes.
Normal – You’ve got to deny sneaky Trump entry, he will dress up and try and blend in to sneak in. You can’t let him!
Trump – You’re banning everyone entry apart from your supporters, only let people sporting your glorious suit entry. (More of a speed run mode really!)
Was nice to have both sides of it in the game, and it made two different play styles. Trump mode is very fast and you’re making fast decisions, however in normal if you make fast decisions you may end up letting Trump in, oh no.
Alex’s (NCH85) art on the game was fantastic, his art style really suits what we were aiming for when we envisioned the game. When does he ever let me down anyway? Absolutely love working with him. And it’s a great little partnership we have! As soon as he drew Trump though, I lost it – too funny, I just couldn’t take it serious.
I’ve also got to thank Rob & Jamie over at Miniclip too, without them the game wouldn’t be near as wacky as it is! Especially Jamie with the voice acting – he’s actually the Queen believe it or not, he absolutely smashed it. Queen Jamie II!
Initially the game was only supposed to be a small little game, but man it got a bit bigger than we anticipated – but really it ended up worth it as it’s a bloody good laugh of a game! It was really fun for me and Alex to develop. You can check it out over on Miniclip here: http://www.miniclip.com/games/stop-trump/en/#t-sd
Also, I pinky promise I’ll try update more. I don’t forget to tweet though, I’m pretty active over in the Twittersphere (Is that a thing?) @ChrisJeffGames