On the eve of the first day of the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton’s campaign released a gaming app that is unlike any app ever released by a presidential nominee to date. In the app, called “Hillary 2016,” you are charged with building up a SimCity-esque campaign headquarters by earning points playing various games—e.g. “Trump or False”—within the app. Users can also “check-in” at Clinton events, share content from the app onto Facebook, and compete with one another on challenges. The game is meant to rally supporters who wouldn’t normally physically volunteer to spread the word organically, or even to actually join up with the campaign IRL by volunteering at its nearest HQ (which the app can help you locate). You can also donate to the campaign through the app.
There’s never been a campaign app like this before. Download it today to help Hillary win. https://t.co/K1Aw88vS9Hhttps://t.co/iJNSagEoVc — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 24, 2016
This won’t be the last Hillary-related news of the week, as the DNC begins today and is to be a star-studded event. Die-hard Bernie supports like Susan Sarandon and Rosario Dawson are expected to show up in protest against Hillary, while Lena Dunham, Chloe Grace Moretz, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry and more will be there in support of the Democratic nominee. Stay tuned for coverage of events as they unfold, and in the meantime, recap our coverage of last week’s RNC.