19/10/2012 13:56 BST | Updated 19/12/2012 05:12 GMT

Moral Kombat: The Obama vs Romney Debate Game

Debates are part of the political battle where fortunes can be won and lost on the turn of a sentence. If you've ever taken part in a full-on debate, you'll know it is hard work. To win you've got to balance contradictions; to make sure you get your point over, while not monopolising the space. You've got to listen and be responsive yet come across as assertive. It's all about timing, balance and oration. As if all that was not hard enough, you've then got to manage all this while an audience watches on.

In this game we've simulated 1% of the experience. To win each point you need to type-in your sentence before your opponent completes their counter-point. The first candidate to correctly type-in their point removes debate energy from their opponent. Once the debate energy hits zero, that candidate wins this round and knocks a few points of their opponents poll-rating and gains a bump in their popularity. Then it is on to the next round, until victory.

Keyboards at the ready? Let's get ready to r-u-m-b-l-e!

PS. Here is how the game looks in play:

PPS. The game runs in HTML5, most current web-browsers will run it fine, but it may take a few seconds to load. To test your browser with HTML5, click here.