MTV Launches Beta For Fantasy Election Game
MTV has launched a Fantasy Football-style election game aimed at baiting young citizens into becoming civically active. In "Fantasy Election", users compete for glory and prizes over who can predict which politicians will be the uber-public servant: popular in the polls, honest with constituents, engaging in social media, and choosing to communicate substance over style. "This can be can be a crash course in what people should demand from those pursuing the privilege of elected office," said Jason Rzepka, MTV's Vice President in Public affairs, who hopes to inspire a new generation of citizens who demand the best in politicians. We snagged 10 invite codes to the beta for our readers (instructions below). The public release will take place at the Republican National Convention at the end of August.