Upcoming President Infinity – Version Amundsen – Test Release – 1.8.0

Hi everyone,

This post will keep track of changes to the upcoming version of President Infinity v. Amundsen – Test Release – 1.8.0, and includes an estimated release date for it (as with any estimate, this can change).

Est. release date: Saturday, November 22nd.

Changes so far (this list will be updated as changes are implemented on this side, these changes will not be available until the version is released):

  • Relevant changes from Congress Infinity v. 1.7.3-1.7.9
  • 2016 > added Sen. Bernie Sanders, on by default
  • 2016 > added Gov. Mitt Romney, off by default
  • 2016 > added Sen. Rob Portman, off by default
  • 2016 > added Gov. John Kasich, off by default
  • 2016 > added Gov. Mike Pence, off by default
  • 2016 > added Gov. Nikki Haley, off by default
  • 2016 > added Sec. John Kerry, off by default
  • 2016 > added Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, off by default
  • 2016 > added Sen. Jim Webb, on by default
  • 2016 > VPs > added Sen. Tim Scott
  • 2016 > VPs > added Sen. Sherrod Brown
  • 2016 > VPs > added Sen. Joni Ernst
  • 2016 > Gov. Jeb Bush > on by default
  • 2016 > Rep. Paul Ryan > off by default
  • 2016 > Gov. Rick Perry > on by default
  • 2016 > Sen. John Thune > off by default
  • 2016 > Gov. Bobby Jindal > off by default
  • 2016 > Dr. Ben Carson > on by default, primaries funds $2,000,000 -> $5,000,000
  • 2016 > Rep. Peter King > off by default
  • 2016 > VP Joe Biden > off by default
  • 2016 > Gov. Andrew Cuomo > off by default
  • 2016 > Gov. Martin O’Malley > off by default
  • 2016 > Republicans > re-ordered candidates
  • 2016 > Democrats > re-ordered candidates
  • 2016 > Republicans > Primaries > updated poll numbers
  • 2016 > Democrats > Primaries > updated poll numbers
  • 2016 > Endorsers > Governors updated
  • 2016 > Endorsers > Senators updated
  • 2016 > population > updated to 2013 census bureau estimates
  • Campaign Editor > added Issues Screen
  • Campaign Editor > added Vice-Leaders Screen
  • Campaign Editor > added Relations Screen
  • Campaign Editor > added Debates Screen
  • Campaign Editor > Leaders Screen > fixed bug where didn’t update leader id label when selected leader
  • Campaign Editor > Input Screen > edit component has focus to start
  • Campaign Editor > added edit buttons for campaign and leader primaries blurbs, which allow you see the entire blurb while editing
  • Campaign Editor > Regions Screen > Percentages > now shows image of leader whose percentages are being edited

90 thoughts on “Upcoming President Infinity – Version Amundsen – Test Release – 1.8.0

  1. I would consider adding Phil Robertson as a surrogate for the 2014 Republican Senate scenario, and here is why:

    “Palin and Robertson will attend a GOP unity rally for Cassidy on Saturday afternoon in Monroe, Cassidy’s spokesman confirmed. The story was first reported by Politico.”
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/13/politics/palin-duck-dynasty/index.html

    Also, I would like to see a feature that allows surrogates to campaign in a “mega rally”. Example, Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, and Mitt Romney barnstorm together in Lousiana.

  2. Relevant changes from Congress Infinity v. 1.7.3-1.7.9.
    2016 > Jeb Bush > on by default.
    2016 > Republicans > re-ordered candidates.
    2016 > Democrats > re-ordered candidates.

  3. Campaign Editor > Leaders Screen > fixed bug where didn’t update leader id label when selected leader.

  4. Can you enhance the election night experience?

    Can you bring back the states getting called on election night (Pres forever 2008 had it).

    Also, exit polls for each state would be pretty neat.

  5. Campaign Editor > added edit buttons for campaign and leader primaries blurbs, which allow you see the entire blurb while editing.

  6. Campaign Editor > Regions Screen > Percentages > now shows image of leader whose percentages are being edited.

  7. @Al,

    Thank you for this feedback. Yes, having states called is on the to-do list. Feedback noted about exit polls.

  8. Can’t wait to piss off Republicans by having Bernie Sanders win the election with JOE BIDEN serving 8 more years as VP!!!! Just kidding. If I play as Sanders, I will select either Warren or Grayson as VP.

    What will be Sanders’s poll numbers in the game?

  9. In the new congress game and NC’s voter turnout is really low. Is this something I am doing wrong or is the turnout really that low. Example. Kay Hagan won 51-49 ( Exactly, no rounding) with about 400,000 votes. Not by 400,000 but with 400,000 votes.

  10. One thing you could update is which Republicans are likely to select Tea Party or Moderate VPs. I’ve had some odd people select Ted Cruz in the past. I don’t think Palin should be a candidate for VP for anyone, as that didn’t seem to work out for anyone last time.

    Rand Paul might not be an option either, although he’s trying to be more like a regular Republican.

  11. Bernie Sanders before Nikki Haley? Haha. I’m joking. I cannot wait to play as her, win the primaries, and choose Sarah Palin as my VP. I’m quite sure my common sense ticket would destroy Jonathan’s “extreme” ticket. Haha.

  12. My ideal 2016 ticket would be either Warren or Sanders with Kucinich as VP. I know that will never happen. If Warren was picked she would probably pick Schweitzer or a Castro. Maybe Kaine of VA.

  13. 2016 > added Gov. John Kasich, off by default.
    2016 > added Gov. Mike Pence, off by default.
    2016 > added Gov. Nikki Haley, off by default.

  14. @Aron “In the new congress game and NC’s voter turnout is really low. Is this something I am doing wrong or is the turnout really that low. Example. Kay Hagan won 51-49 ( Exactly, no rounding) with about 400,000 votes. Not by 400,000 but with 400,000 votes.”

    Probably a typo, I’ll check.

  15. @Jonathan,

    Thanks for the link – I found Haberman’s first sentence about Thune intriguing, but she doesn’t say anything more than that. Also her comment about Romney – is this coming from some insider knowledge or is she just speculating?

  16. @Anthony

    I think speculation. I just think she brings up some good points overall, but the author is not an insider.

  17. @anthony glad to see more candidates added, providing more choices for everyone, but more importantly, I can make my “Tea Party” ticket. I hope Michele Bachmann will be implemented as well, or would we need another Steering Council vote? I still say she is more likely than most of the potential Republican candidates because she has expressed interest in being the anti-hillary candidate, and, mentioned the media does not speculate chances of her running- she very well could run again.

  18. Here is evidence backing my claims, and maybe this can help.

    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said she has not ruled out another presidential run, saying the media shouldn’t just speculate about potential male 2016 candidates.

    “The only thing that the media has speculated on is that it’s going to be various men that are running,” Bachmann told RealClearPolitics in an interview Tuesday. “They haven’t speculated, for instance, that I’m going to run. What if I decide to run? And there’s a chance I could run.”

    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5613029

  19. @Aron “In the new congress game and NC’s voter turnout is really low. Is this something I am doing wrong or is the turnout really that low. Example. Kay Hagan won 51-49 ( Exactly, no rounding) with about 400,000 votes. Not by 400,000 but with 400,000 votes.”

    I just tested this, and in the game I tested, NC-2 (Hagan vs. Tillis) had 1,553,391 vs. 1,296,632 votes, so a total of 2,850,023 – pretty close to the actual number of 2,915,757. This is with version 1.7.9. However, it’s possible that something related to game play is causing the lower turnout, and it might be a bug.

    If you continue to experience the lower sort of voter turnout, please let me know, and I will look into this further.

  20. @Dallas,

    Bachmann is I think a realistic sort of candidate to consider adding with the next batch – we’ll see. Thanks for this feedback.

  21. @Roderick,

    Thanks for the link! Best of wishes with your campaign bid. For the record, President Forever 2016 (now called President Infinity in its test release) is designed to be as non-partisan as possible, and I welcome feedback from all customers. We also have a Steering Council, which helps steer development of President Infinity, and it has people from across the political spectrum.

  22. Can you also add former Senator Jim Webb from Virginia to the Democrats now that he’s officially formed an exploratory committee?

  23. Perhaps some of Warren’s default 2016 attributes could change? Seems like she has become quite the name lately and is started to be looked at as a serious challenger to HRC.

  24. @Matt and Jonah,

    Maybe with the next batch – we’ll see.

    @Shawn,

    Are you thinking of anything in specific?

  25. Yeah, Warren also needs her poll numbers upped. She’s really gained a lot of strengths. In fact, all the poll #s need to be updated. Some candidates, like Santorum and Palin (who seem to be almost identical) are too strong. Biden, Cuomo, O’Malley and Warner are too strong. Rubio is too strong. Ryan is too strong.

    Some of the political stances should be reconsidered. I don’t think Huntsman is centrist enough in the game. Castro might be too left. Rand Paul is kind of becoming normal, etc.

    However, this is the kind of stuff the will probably be constantly updated and we can fix this ourselves once the editor is fully usable again.

  26. How many candidates can be turned “On” at once. It would be crazy fun to play as everyone, if possible. I understand it that is impossible though.

  27. @Anthony, have you considered transitioning between updates to PI and CI that add candidates, update endorsers, etc. and updates that would add features i.e 7-day per turn option, enchanted VP negotiations, and so on? Say, one updates focus on adding core features, and another focuses on adding new candidates, and fine tuning percentages. I have seen few games do this, and am curious from a development perspective, if its easily doable, or not so easy for games such as this?

  28. Campaign Editor > added Debates Screen.

    That completes the PI Campaign Editor up to what was in P4E16. More probably will be added in future releases.

  29. @Dallas,

    This release is focusing mostly on getting things up to date after the mid-terms and a year of focusing on the Mac conversion and CI. So, it’s a lot of adding new candidates, bringing the Campaign Editor up to speed, and that sort of thing.

    The most obvious aspect of adding new major features that’s tricky is it can sometimes take awhile to complete. Adding the 7 day per turn feature might take awhile, so it makes sense to get the new candidates and so on done first.

  30. @Jonathan,

    Thanks for this link – as I’m guessing you know, Brown’s on the list of VP candidates to add. Maybe in a bit he’ll be added to the list of leaders to add.

  31. This update is going to be awesome. I can’t wait ( sometime today right?) to do a Clinton/Brown vs Romney(Insert center right VP) today.

  32. @Jonah,

    Thanks for the links – added! Your comment was flagged for review because of the number of links in it.

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