Joe Biden’s election campaign comes to Animal Crossing
There are just 17 days left for the new US presidential elections, and the campaigns of the candidates seem to proceed unstoppable. Just think that, in the last few hours, the Democrat Joe Biden opened his own office for voters on Animal Crossing: New Horizons. An incredible choice, which has never had a precedent in American history.
“We are continuing to reach voters across the country, wherever they are – even on Animal Crossing. We are launching Biden HQ, an entire island on the platform where supporters can connect with the campaign ”. Thus Christian Tom, Director of digital partnership for the Biden-Harris campaign, commented on Biden’s presence in Animal Crossing.
On the other hand, this is certainly not the first public figure who has chosen the game as a communication tool. Some time ago, Selena Gomez gave a concert on the platform, and there are tons of celebrities who use it to connect with their audiences. But perhaps you would never have expected us to see an island entirely dedicated to an electoral candidate. Yet it happened. So let’s go have a look at Biden HQ, and see what awaits us from the island of the Democratic politician in the running with Trump.
Biden HQ, Joe Biden’s island in Animal Crossing
Biden HQ It’s candidate Joe Biden’s island in Animal Crossing, you read that right. A virtual space with attention to the smallest details. The whole island resembles a sort of virtual amusement park inspired by Biden politics, complete with ice cream stalls, model trains and exclusive campaign merchandise. In short, it is impossible not to realize that this is the realm of the Democratic candidate, especially considering that the flag of the town hall bears the indication “Team Joe” and that the streets are lined with election leaflets.
More specifically, the island of Biden proves to be divided into two different areas. The first is represented by the “Home” of the election campaign of the candidate: a real “field office” with desks covered with laptops, coffee cups and flyers. But this is not the only environment of the building. There is one furnished as if it were a merchandising shop and one in which dozens of model trains are displayed (the so-called “Joe’s Train Town”), as these seem to be the candidate’s preferred means of transport. And then there is also an upper floor, where it is located Joe Biden’s office and that of Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris.
The second area of the island, on the other hand, is organized just like a polling station, complete with booths set up for voting. At the entrance to the environment, users find an announcement from the Democratic National Committee, which provides all the useful information for online voting. It is in this area that it will be possible to find all the information necessary to decide whether to vote via email or in person.
And on an island entirely dedicated to the Democratic candidate, the character of Joe Biden could not be missing, wandering from one place to another interacting with his future voters. Indeed, this can be a good opportunity to take a picture – virtual, of course – with what could be the future President of the United States.
And if you can’t help but meet Biden, then you’ll need to turn on your Switch, lay on the bed and fall asleep. And when you find yourself interacting with Luna, you will need to enter the code to access Biden Island: DA-7286-5710-7478. At this point, wander around in search of the candidate and immerse yourself in his electoral campaign. Curious isn’t it?