Agency launches retro-style game to help Aussies vote in upcoming postal plebicite

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Screen Shot 2017-08-25 at 10.14.07 am.jpgAgency, a creative studio based in Surry Hills, today launched a retro-styled online game to help Australians vote in the upcoming postal plebiscite on same sex marriage.

Going Postal is an 8-bit, retro running game in which users jump over the obstacles to marriage equality in order to post their ballot.

The obstacles include current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, in his famous red speedos, as well as a High Court judge.

Says Tim Middlemiss, communications director, Agency, Sydney: “Politicians on both sides have been making a game out of marriage equality for the last few years – so we created an actual game to help get marriage equality through.”

Since the announcement of the postal vote, the electoral roll has increased by 54,545 people, with more than half a million total enrolment transactions processed by the Australian Electoral Commission since 8th August.

As enrolment for the postal plebiscite closes, Agency hopes that the game will help a generation of Australians, who don’t often use post, be ready and fully equipped to vote ‘yes’ for equality.

Says Middlemiss: “Australians, particularly young Australians, don’t send much snail mail any more, so we’re hoping this game helps people practice going postal before the big vote.”