The upcoming few months – what’s ahead

1. President Forever 2016 will continue to be expanded – additional parties (starting with the Greens), scenarios, and features. The Editor will continue to be expanded.

We will also be taking the next step on a possible Mac version in the next week or so – it will be announced here when it happens.

2. Prime Minister Forever – Australia 2013 will also continue to be expanded – in addition to the 2013 scenario, a 2016 scenario will probably be the next to be added, and then 2010, 2007, and 2004. Beyond that, we’ll see.

Thanks everyone for your feedback so far – I look forward to continuing to move the games forward!

22 Responses to The upcoming few months – what’s ahead

  1. Lucas September 17, 2013 at 9:57 am #

    I’m creating a scenario that would have more than 64 players. Is there any way I would be able to increase the maximum number of players?

  2. anthony_270admin September 17, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    @Lucas,

    How many?

  3. Jonathan September 17, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    Recent polls have Clinton even stronger:

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/16/politics/2016-poll-deep-dive/

    Clinton should be strengthened. Biden and Warren are now ahead of Cuomo and O’Malley.

    For the Republicans, Christie and Ryan are about tied in the lead. Rand Paul isn’t far behind. The next tier is Bush, Rubio, Cruz and Santorum. Rubio is the most noticeable drop.

    Also, how about creating an independent candidate like Bloomberg. He has 10 billion dollars and may make a Perot like run.

  4. anthony_270admin September 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    @Jonathan, thanks for this – noted. Will probably be updating %s release after next.

  5. Jonathan September 17, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    WIll the conventions be fixed in the update. I just finished a game now in which 3 candidates stayed in until the convention. The 3rd candidate was forced to drop, but his delegates weren’t reassigned to the remaining two candidates as they would be in real life.

  6. Chris September 17, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    News of a OS X version makes me very, very happy!

  7. anthony_270admin September 17, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    @Jonathan,

    Thanks for this – probably release after next.

    @Chris,

    Thanks for the feedback! We’re not quite at the point of committing to a Mac version, but we’ll be taking the next step towards a Mac version. More news in about a week.

  8. Jake September 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    Booker, Patrick, and Castro have all flatly declined to run.

  9. Jake September 17, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    Are the Green candidates going to be Stein and Roseanne, or is McKinney going to be added as well?

  10. anthony_270admin September 17, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    @Jake,

    Just Stein initially.

  11. Jonathan September 17, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    A candidate declining to run means nothing until the pre-primary debates. A lot can still happen before 2016.

    I’d like to see at least two Green candidates. Perhaps have Bloomberg, and possibly Trump, as independent candidates. Bloomberg would have an insane amount of money to try and make a Perot like effort.

    I look forward to see some of the past scenarios. I created a hypothetical 2024 scenario in which both major parties split into moderate and radical factions. 70% of the time no party gets the 270 EVs necessary. I have the Republicans leading in Congress, so they’ll pick their party even if they fall a distant 3rd. I’m not sure if they’d do that without a huge backlash.

    I look forward most to the 1968, 1912 (which is mostly done already), 1880, 1876, 1860 elections the most.

  12. SANC September 17, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    “The editor will continue to be expanded.” One of the best things I’ve heard all year. This 2024 scenario sounds interesting.

  13. anthony_270admin September 17, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    @Jonathan,

    “I’d like to see at least two Green candidates.”

    Agreed. We’ll see.

    Re: Bloomberg, I think that would be an interesting possibility. It’s on the possible to-do list.

  14. Jonathan September 17, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    You might want to check to see if any politicians have changed their view on military intervention since the whole Syria thing has been going on.
    Clinton and Biden were for intervention–supporting Obama. Rubio is against, but not convincingly so. Cruz and Paul are strictly opposed.

  15. Jake September 17, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    Jonathan is right. Alan Grayson was another who was strictly opposed. He should be to the ‘left’, not the ‘right’ of people like Clinton and Biden on military intervention.
    Also, given their statements Paul shouldn’t be to Clinton’s ‘right’ on Iran.

  16. Jake September 17, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    I’d also like to see another Green candidate, probably Barr.

  17. ASX September 17, 2013 at 11:59 pm #

    Haven’t downloaded and played this version yet but should sometime soon.

    Bloomberg would be interesting as an independent addition, probably should be set to off by default though.

    Bob McDonell should no longer be a candidate. In fact, he may even be in jail by 2016 if things go bad enough. He’s under investigation for taking improper gifts from a vitamin company, Star Scientific, in exchange for turning a blind eye to tax dodging and other financial improprieties. If he wasn’t leaving office soon anyway, he’d probably be impeached.

    Even though Clinton is even stronger now, in the interest of competitive gameplay I would hesitate to make her TOO much stronger than the rest of the field until we get closer to the election around 2015. A lot can change till then so projecting the present to the future should offer some wiggle room for the sake of fun gameplay. You especially don’t want to make it too easy to play as Clinton!

    Lastly, I hope the statement you get in the bottom of a state’s screen “Gov. [name] is supporting REP/DEM campaign. +1 to their footsoldiers.” goes away along with the actual advantage to their footsoldiers. I’ve played many a game where I’ve been able to gain the endorsement of governors from a different party, but that message and footsoldier bonus still appears for that party!

  18. anthony_270admin September 18, 2013 at 5:55 am #

    @Jonathan and Jake,

    Thanks for this – noted.

    @ASX,

    Re: McDonnell, thanks for this info. He should probably be turned to ‘off’ by default, either way. I’ll think about it.

    Re: “Gov. is supporting. +1,” this will probably be removed in the next update, as Governors are now included in the Endorsers. Thanks for this.

  19. ed September 18, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

    Really hoping for a Mac version…

  20. ScottM September 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    A question about the development of the Australian game and Palmer’s party: when more information is known about the preference flows, is the PUP going to start at the 5 to 6% level they ended with, or are there going to be events used to simulate the increase in their vote that followed their big advertising buy? Not necessarily required, but it would add some realism.

  21. anthony_270admin September 20, 2013 at 7:38 am #

    @ScottM,

    No, PUP will start probably at about half of that. The player will then have significant funds to be able to boost their numbers.

    @Ed,

    Thanks for the feedback! More info is here:

    http://270soft.com/us-election-games/president-election-game-2016/president-forever-2016-for-mac/

    If you know anyone else who is interested, please send them that link!

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