“When [the campaign] approached me, “Hey, we’re doing this animal-crossing thing, would you like to debut it,” I thought, “Oh man, I hope this island isn’t terrible,” said the KindaFunny presenter and former journalist. IGN Greg Miller. This island is much better than mine.
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The flow is a departure for Miller, who, of course, was not politically active until this year, when he decided to simply go out and support Biden and Harris. Star Wars screenwriter Gary Whita, who achieved viral fame with his talk shows “Animal Crossing” and “Fall Guys” on Twitch, was also exposed against President Trump and joined Miller for the Biden Island tour.
Some surprisingly professional features of Biden’s Animal Crossing Island:
- The most impressive aspect of every longtime Animal Crossing player was the basement train room, which included different color versions of several different train models. This means that the designer probably used the exploitation of “time travel” to force the game to sell them multiple versions of the same train. This type of work can take hours, if not days. (Time travel is hated by some members of the game community as a kind of exploit, although the developers tell The Post that they don’t see the practice as a scam). “Sorry, I can’t vote for a traveler during Animal Crossing,” said a message in a chat on KindaFunny’s Twitch stream. “Legalize time travel,” said another user, snarkypuppers. About 3,600 people watched the stream, which ended with the code “Dream” for other players to access Biden Island.
- They also cleverly used the depth of field perspective to recreate the White House and its Rose Garden, using the Museum and some clever architectures in the distance to look real.
- “Oh God, they have Raymond,” Whita exclaimed. “He goes for real money to the dark Animal Crossing Network.” In fact, there were unique villagers on the island, including Raymond, a smug cat who was a sought-after neighbor to the players. The campaign also took care to repel the island with dog villagers, as well as the bald eagle of the game Apollo. It can take days or weeks for some players to curate your villagers to be exactly who you want them to be.
KindaFunny’s chat might have seemed open to Miller’s pilot talking more about politics, and most supported Biden. A number of users said they had already voted. But the moderators of the chat also looked quite strict during the tour of the island. Even sarcastic, harmless statements were removed, including a message that simply said “Jeb Bush 2020.”
After the tour, Miller and Whita chatted about why they supported Biden. This moment crystallizes how many influential people in the gaming space are more outspoken in electoral politics than ever before, even since 2016. Miller, who has turned his career from journalism into entertainment with influence, asks his fans to vote for Biden as a personal favor to him.
“It’s literally night and day,” Miller said of Trump and Biden’s television broadcasts on Thursday night. “I just want to be able to respect the president again. I just want to look in the office and find out that there is a real adult there. “