AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 10/7/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Jrump, a mashup of the words jump and Trump, is the first mobile game released by New Zealand-based studios Oddboy and App Arcanum. After winning Election 2016 and subsequently ruining the wolrd, Trump has set his sights on making the entire galaxy great again too, and endeavours to leap his way to space on the back of player-built walls. But look out, because it’s raining mexicans and climate change scientists, both of which are deadly to a politician’s rhetoric, and Trump’s political rivals have also taken to the skies in jetpacks to prevent his ascension.
“This whole year with the election has been a real rollercoaster,” Markby said. “Donald Trump has been up and down in the polls, sometimes it’s seemed like a joke and other times it’s like ‘Oh wow, he could actually be president’. Now it’s getting a little bit serious and it’s kind of scary to be honest.”
Built in 12 weeks and released a few weeks ago, Jrump provides players with the ability to send ‘Donald Jrump’ into space whilst dressing him up in anything from speedos to a rooster to the worlds most hideous maid outfit.
“We felt like if we could put him in costumes it just takes away some of the power he has, and maybe gives the user and the player a little more,” says Bellamy. “They might have control over The Donald, rather than the other way around.”
The Donald has been voiced, too, with a script of braggadocios blather entirely in character with Trump himself on a polite day. But writing the script was an act of bravery, taking on the psyche of a maniac, emulating his syntax (or lack of) and generally coming closer to being one with the beast is dangerous. How did Markby cope?
“I find it fascinating how he can captivate so many people. I don’t necessarily agree with what he says obviously, but he’s an enigma. It’s bizarre how so many people have gathered behind his persona and his kind of celebrity.”
“I don’t know what it says about the world at the moment, but it’s kind of crazy and kind of scary as well.”
Kind of crazy, kind of scary, kind of exactly like Trump.
Jrump is free to download on both IOS and Android:
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Company Name: Oddboy & Apparcanum
Contact Person: Tom Bellamy / Ben Markby
Country: New Zealand