When done right videogames can make a great entertainment form for parody. Titles like Humble Pie have already taken aim at President Trump, while The American Dream focused on America’s gun culture. Virtual reality (VR) content and platform company Fibrum have recently announced its comical take on what it’s like to run America, Mr.President.
In a similar vein to titles like Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives, Mr.President is a hands on experience placing you inside the Oval Office. Given tasks to do and challenges to solve, players will find that running an entire country isn’t that easy or straight forward.
Trying to stay away from being overly political – it never suggests players are Trump, although they’re definitely not playing as Obama! – Mr.President is designed to be satirical rather than cutting comedy, although Fibrum hasn’t released many gameplay mechanic details other than what can be seen in the screenshots.
Based in Russia, Fibrum started out by creating heavy duty cardboard style headsets for smartphones. As interest waned for these type of devices towards better quality experiences Fibrum diversified into software, initially creating videogames before developing its own platform Desirium.
Desirium is a VR platform that’s being designed to support various VR head-mounted displays (HMDs), especially mobile systems like Gear VR and Oculus Go. Currently Fibrum has 30+ VR applications which can be found on the Google Play Store or the App Store.
Fibrum plans on launching Desirium on these mobile platforms soon, and with it will come Mr.President among other titles. As the company reveals further details about not only the videogame but the VR platform itself, VRFocus will let you know.