Presidents vs. Aliens!

Presidents vs. Aliens IconI’m very excited to announce the release of Presidents vs. Aliens!I received several requests to make a game about the US presidents… so I did! Presidents vs. Aliens focuses on basic presidential facts such as nicknames, quotes, dates in office, political Party, predecessors and successors, historical events and more. You can use the 44 president flash cards to refresh your knowledge of the presidents or jump right in and start playing. For every level you complete in the game, you earn a randomly chosen president. You can always view the presidents you’ve earned on your own customized presidents screen.There are two bonus games included with Presidents vs. Aliens: Heads of State and Executive Order. Heads of State shows pictures of the presidents floating in space and it’s up to you to correctly identify them. Executive Order randomizes the presidents and your goal is to arrange them in the correct chronological order.You can adjust the difficulty of the game by choosing which types of questions you’re asked. Young children can start by focusing on identifying the presidents from their pictures. Older children and adults can dive deeper into historical events, political parties and more.Presidents vs. Aliens Features:
▸ Hundreds of unique questions
▸ 44 flash cards — one for each president!
▸ Collect all 44 presidents and track your progress on a personalized screen
▸ Earn FREE bonus games: Heads of State! and Executive Order!
▸ Works on both iPhone and iPad – a universal app
▸ Create up to five player profiles
▸ Choose any of the presidents as your avatar
▸ High resolution pictures of famous presidential landmarks
▸ All games are powered by a realistic physics engine
▸ Fun sound effects and music
▸ iPhone 4 Retina Display supportSee Presidents vs. Aliens in iTunes:

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19 responses to “Presidents vs. Aliens!

  1. Hi Dan,

    Love this game! I’ve been playing with my son and it is addictive!!! I am a doctoral candidate in education and a media writer, and am just jumping in to the Ed App world, and immediately was drawn to your games — we’re also getting into Stack the States (although my son claims he “defeated it” after 30 minutes…) Keep up the great work — I look forward to checking out your other games, and will definitely review Prez vs Aliens on iTunes…

  2. This looks like a great game. I was wondering if you are going to make this app on android?

    • Hi Kelly! Thanks for your comment. At this time I’m still on the sidelines concerning Android. I’ve been weighing the pros and cons for the past 6 months or so but haven’t yet been convinced that the potential rewards will make up for the enormous effort involved in porting to Android. There has been an increase of interest lately, so I’m constantly re-evaluating. I hope this helps! -Dan

  3. Fantastic app, Dan. We love your stuff. Moar, moar! My five-year-old is addicted and knows the order of the presidents better than I do now.

    Get in touch if you want a lot of ideas for new apps. I’ll give them to you free of charge. 🙂

  4. Frank Kennedy

    My five year old autistic son learned all the Presidents in order by playing this game. He is not very verbal so when his daily morning school bus pulled up he started saying, “23,” over and over. His driver opened the door and I figured it out. His white bearded driver resembled Benjamin Harrison the 23rd President. I believe my son thinks Benjamin Harrison drives him to school daily.

  5. We are a little confused about the end of the game – we hope you can help. My son earned all the presidents rather quickly but now it says he has only earned 49 presidents on his home screen with a x2 in the middle of the screen with photos of 5 presidents … Almost like it started over?!? It did give him access to the bonus games on the side, can you tell us what happened??

    • Hi Traci! Thanks so much for introducing Presidents vs. Aliens to your son.

      When I was designing Presidents vs. Aliens, I didn’t want the game to end when all of the presidents were earned. So, just like with Stack the States, I designed it so that, when you earn all of the presidents, they get reset after you earn the next one and the “x2” helps you keep track of how many times you’ve earned them all. It basically gives kids a way to go further than just earning the 44 presidents.

      I hope this helps!

  6. Saw your games on one of my friend’s ipad and they look great! I just wanted you to know that those of us who are android/ kindle fire users would love for this game to be available for the non-fruit savvy technically challenged buyer.

  7. +1 for an android version. My little boy loves stack the states! Thanks for such a great product.

  8. Just purchased the app and running it on an iMac with OS X Mavericks. I like the program, but it stops unexpectedly within the first five or so questions while attempting to fling a president.

  9. Please, please put this out for Android! We love Stack the States, and we just got Stack the Countries. We are ridiculously happy about it.

    • Hello MH! Thanks for checking in and I’m so glad you’re enjoying Presidents vs Aliens. I definitely plan to port PvA to android. I’m not sure exactly when that will happen, but it will definitely happen in 2014. All the best. -Dan

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  11. Hi, I love the game but when I download it in another device I have to start from 0. It would be great if I could just sign in with a username and password so then it would be saved and when I login other device my progress is there. I would really appreciate if you could make an update so we wouldn’t have to start all over again if we download it in another device.

    Why is the game no longer in Playstore?

    • Hello, Isabella. Thanks for your note. I appreciate your suggestion. Generally speaking, the overhead of creating a sign-in system, fielding customer emails when password are forgotten, syncing game progress across devices and dealing with COPPA compliance would be a bit more than I could handle as an independent developer. I understand how it might be inconvenient to have to start over on a new device.

      FYI: PvA is back on the playstore (it was removed temporarily due to a small glitch).

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