Game the News, a project of Bristol-based games studio Auroch Digital, have teamed up with BBC Newsbeat to create BallotBots, a fun and engaging election game where you (or at least your robot politician) get to take on the race to No. 10.

Game the election!

ballotbots_yellow_botTo win you need to be able to get your robot politician through 6 election zones where you compete for voters on hot election topics like education, immigration, housing, the cost of living and the NHS.

You get extra moves and bonus points by avoiding campaign pitfalls, picking up social media credit and correctly answering bonus questions. You can see more about the game in the video below:


Want to play? See the BBC’s Ballotbot’s page.  You can also follow the project on Twitter @ballotbots

To see more impressive tech projects which originate in the West of England, why not check out Venturefest Bristol & Bath on 9 June. 

Jamie Middleton