WarTweets is a pervasive game that turns President Trump’s tweets into missiles that players can intercept by sending out real tweets to @realDonaldTrump from the game’s interface or on Twitter.
While microblog posts are not the best format for political debate, Twitter appears to be the preferred method for president Trump to communicate his intentions. Trump’s Twitter account is now a public record—WarTweets helps people to register their approval and disapproval for the posts he makes. As players create affinity groups, collaborating to earn points in the game and shoot down Trump’s incoming WarTweets, their posts become part of the public record. WarTweets aims to move beyond clicktivism, and towards a playful form of networked dissent by gamifying political participation.