President Forever 2016 for Mac Progress Update

Hi everyone,

President Forever 2016 for Mac is almost completed. What you can expect:

Fairly soon, the first Mac Beta will be released. We cannot give an exact date at this point, but it is close.

If you are a Kickstarter backer with a reward of President Forever 2016 for Mac, then you will receive an e-mail with a link to download the Beta once it is released.

If you have an extra reward such as being included in the official 2016 scenario as a candidate, endorser, and so on, that will be added between when the Beta for Mac is released and when the official version is released.

Once any remaining bugs are ironed out, President Forever 2016 for Mac will be released officially.

If you’re a Kickstarter backer like above, then you will again receive an e-mail with a link to download the official release.

You’ll also receive an e-mail if you’re on the Mac Sign-up list.

After that, Mac and Windows development will continue in tandem right up to 2016.

For people who aren’t Kickstarter backers, initially the Mac version will be available for purchase from our web-site.

After that, we will look into making it available through the Mac store.

Thanks everyone for your interest!

31 Responses to President Forever 2016 for Mac Progress Update

  1. James April 22, 2014 at 11:19 pm #

    Can’t wait. Looking forward to it!!!

  2. Leopold April 23, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    So excited!!!

    When this is done does that mean you will be able to look at PE20xx for iOS? Does it also mean that non US games [the Australian one is my favourite but I hate having to use partner’s PC to play it] might also come to the Mac?

  3. Tom April 23, 2014 at 5:14 pm #


    I don’t get why people would want this game on their phone, it seems to way to complex too play on a phone.

  4. Leopold April 23, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    Hi Tom

    I meant on the iPad which I think would be perfect for this game – agree entirely that playing on iPhone would be silly…

  5. anthony_270admin April 23, 2014 at 5:37 pm #


    After Mac and Windows, iOS and Android tablets are probably the next step, but we’ll see.

    Going forward, new games should be released to both platforms. Australia might be released for Mac, we’ll see.

  6. Bob April 24, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    This is exciting. But I’m wondering: I have a PC partition on my Mac, mostly for this game. If the Mac version becomes available, do I have to buy it like a new game, or would we be able to request for a download link–like an update?


  7. Will April 25, 2014 at 8:41 pm #

    Thanks for the update! I can’t wait until I can play P4E again it’s been so long!!

  8. anthony_270admin April 26, 2014 at 6:58 am #

    Thanks everybody for the feedback!

  9. anthony_270admin April 26, 2014 at 7:17 am #


    Windows and Mac licenses are separate for P4E16. However, we will probably offer a discount comparable to the Kickstarter price for people who have the Windows version when the Mac version is released. Hope this helps.

  10. Dallas April 29, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    @Anthony great news! Thanks for the update. Do you have any information to share regarding the early-access the council receives for C4E14?

  11. Chris April 30, 2014 at 11:49 am #

    If I own PE2016 already for PC do I also own it for Mac?

  12. Elijah April 30, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    Is it going to be this week?

  13. Will May 1, 2014 at 5:37 pm #

    Chris – Only if you bought it for Mac on Kickstarter.

    Elijah – I sure hope so 😀

  14. anthony_270admin May 2, 2014 at 2:35 pm #


    Not this week. My best guess at this point is sometime in the next two weeks for the Mac Beta.

  15. anthony_270admin May 2, 2014 at 2:36 pm #


    What Will said – the licenses for Windows and Mac for President Forever 2016 are separate.

  16. anthony_270admin May 2, 2014 at 2:37 pm #

    Once the Mac version is released, it probably will be available for Windows owners who want a Mac license at a discount comparable to the Kickstarter Mac price.

  17. anthony_270admin May 2, 2014 at 2:43 pm #

    @Dallas re C4E14 and Steering Council,

    No update on that right now – C4E14 Beta release target is still first half of 2014, and Steering Council members will receive it significantly before anyone else.

  18. Chris May 3, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

    @anthony_270admin What am I getting different though besides the ability to play it on OS X? Forcing customers to purchase a license for both OS X and Windows seems like a money grab to me since we already own the game 🙁

  19. anthony_270admin May 6, 2014 at 7:15 pm #


    Thanks for this – there are significant development costs to make a Mac version, which is why we’ve decided to go with separate licenses.

  20. Dallas May 8, 2014 at 8:22 pm #

    @Anthony: Do you plan to allow supports/users to donate money (anytime) to development costs, features, etc..? Maybe another page on this website that allows this?

  21. Will May 9, 2014 at 3:11 am #

    @ Anthony thank you for finally doing it and listening to your fans on Mac.. I couldn’t be more happy!

  22. anthony_270admin May 9, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

    Thanks Will! Looking forward to launching it!

  23. anthony_270admin May 9, 2014 at 5:55 pm #


    This is a good idea – I’ll look into setting up a page and allowing for people to donate, including for specific features and so on.

  24. Elijah May 12, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    This week?

  25. anthony_270admin May 12, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    It’s close, but at this point I can only say it will be done when it’s done – there are technical issues where the time it will take can’t be known until we get to them.

  26. Will May 15, 2014 at 2:16 am #

    @anthony: If you were a betting man and had to give a ballpark number that absolutely nobody could hold you to when are we talking?

  27. anthony_270admin May 15, 2014 at 10:48 am #

    No bets at this point – it’s close. I’ll be posting an update soon.

  28. Elijah May 19, 2014 at 12:33 pm #

    How about this week?

  29. anthony_270admin May 22, 2014 at 10:35 am #


    No predictions – it’s close, that’s all I can say at this point. There are technical issues which will take an unknown amount of time.

  30. Jim June 2, 2014 at 10:20 pm #


  31. anthony_270admin June 4, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

    Hi Jim,

    That latest update is here

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