PolitiTruth is a non-profit game of distinguishing political fact from fiction.
Swipe left to guess a news story is false and swipe right to guess it is true. The game is made in partnership with the Pulitzer Prize winning organization PolitiFact in the hopes of encouraging players to better discern sources of information while gathering beneficial statistics on public misconceptions. By tapping into our competitive nature, we hope to expand political consciousness.
Guesses are anonymously saved online to show how your political awareness compares to other players, and to help identify the stories people get wrong most often.
Data on public misconceptions in politics is highly reliant on surveys and our hope is with a large audience of people playing, we can make these statistics more robust and reduce response bias.
The game is premiering at E3 2017 through the IndieCade showcase.
PolitiTruth was created by Christopher Cinq-Mars Jarvis and is part of Cinq-Mars Media, a 501(c)3 devoted to education.
Performance optimizations, UI improvements including increased legibility and new graphic assets
Ratings and Reviews
A great idea, and useful for learning
This app helps find the truth and explains how the truth was arrived at. Pay no strength to those rating the app low because they don't like it being pointed out that they are believing lies.
One suggesting for improvement: It makes for awkward reading to start a quiz item with the word "Says..." And then put the name of the source at the bottom of the screen. It would make more sense to start the item in this manner: [name of person or publication] says [whatever they said].
Thank you for this wonderful and fun tool.
Super fun and challenges your preconceptions
Had a blast playing this. No bugs as far as I can see.
And despite what some reviewers say, it treats all sides with equal scrutiny. Like a bad team blaming the referee, some people don’t like that. I am pretty left wing and my tactic of marking any conservative as false definitely didn’t work. I’ve learned lots of new stuff I didn’t know before.
Interesting and good way to reflect on the fast paced news
It is hard to truly know which news sources are truly unbiased. But I believe they make an honest effort here. The “conservatives “ saying otherwise in your reviews, why don’t you send them your own ideas for questions or corrections? If their standard for including a question was it can’t make a republican look bad, they wouldn’t have a game.
- Cinq-Mars Media
- 37.6 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Cinq-Mars Media
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.