Upcoming Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. – Version Amundsen – Test Release – 1.8.7

Hi everyone,

This post will keep track of changes to the upcoming version of Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. v. Amundsen – Test Release – 1.8.7, and includes an estimated release date for it (as with any estimate, this can change).

Est. release date: Saturday, February 7th.

Note: this release is for people who pre-ordered before January 30th. Those who pre-ordered after that will receive the game for the next step in distribution on February 15th.

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):

  • ‘Ed Milliband’ -> ‘Ed Miliband’
  • Ed Miliband > Title > ‘Hon.’ -> ‘Rt. Hon.’
  • Nick Clegg > Title > ‘Hon.’ -> ‘Rt. Hon.’
  • Nicola Sturgeon > Title > ‘MSP’ -> ‘Rt. Hon.’
  • Peter Robinson > Title > -> ‘Rt. Hon.’
  • Leanne Wood > Title > -> ‘Ms.’
  • Alasdair McDonnell > Title > -> ‘Dr.’
  • Mike Nesbitt > Title > -> ‘Mr.’
  • David Ford > Title > -> ‘Mr.’
  • Gerry Adams > description > ‘Adam’ -> ‘Adams’
  • Nigel Farage > Debating > 3 -> 4
  • Nigel Farage > Issue Familiarity > 3 -> 4
  • Nigel Farage > Stamina > 3 -> 4
  • Relations > UKIP > Labour, Liberal-Democrat, Green > Normal -> Bad
  • Start Date > March 30, 2015 -> March 1, 2015
  • Nick Clegg > Integrity > 4 -> 3
  • Nick Clegg > Debating > 4 -> 3
  • Ed Miliband > Integrity > 3 -> 4
  • Ed Miliband > Charisma > 3 -> 2
  • Ed Miliband > Stamina > 3 -> 4
  • David Cameron > Ads > 4 -> 3
  • David Cameron > Polling > 4 -> 3
  • David Cameron > Ground > 4 -> 3
  • Ed Miliband > Ads > 4 -> 3
  • Ed Miliband > Polling > 4 -> 3
  • Ed Miliband > Spin > 4 -> 3
  • Set incumbent parties for each constituency
  • Set electorate population for each constituency
  • England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland > set population for each constituency
  • SNP > Goal > 7 -> 30 seats
  • Lab > Funds > £ 10M -> £ 12M
  • Con > Funds > £ 12 M -> £ 19 M
  • Updated information when hover over region’s flag
  • “Take it to ’em, Senate Majority-To-Be!” -> “Take it to ’em!”
  • Removed ‘Iran’ issue
  • Main Map > clicking on map now quicker
  • Main Screen > up and down arrows > clicking now quicker
  • Modified percentages
  • Added 3 debates, April 2nd, 16th, and 30th (2%, 2%, and 20% thresholds respectively)
  • Added interviewers
  • Added ‘Hung Parliament, Polls Suggest’ news story
  • Updated surrogates

Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. – Version Amundsen – 1.8.6

Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. v. Amundsen – 1.8.6 for Windows and Mac has been released!

If you are a Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. pre-orderer and ordered before Jan. 30th, you are eligible for this release.

You can download this release by requesting a download e-mail at the link below.

Notes:

This release is a sneak peek. The game is being released early to start getting feedback.

The game will be filled in over the next two weeks (approximately).

Right now, I’m particularly interested in feedback on

  • leader attributes
  • campaign attributes
  • which parties (are we missing any that you think will be important?)
  • starting funds
  • percentages

Issues, incumbents, endorsers, and interviewers are not done, and feedback is welcome on these. You will see remnants of the American game in some places, including graphics – these will be changed. The main map interface is slow (and some other parts) – this will be sped up (we are now dealing with 650 constituencies x more than 10 parties, much more than any other game using the Infinity engine).

Feedback welcome!

Important: when you receive the e-mail, you will want to download the file from the “win pmi united kingdom” or “mac pmi united kingdom” link.

If for some reason there is no “win pmi united kingdom” or “mac pmi united kingdom” link in your e-mail and you are a Prime Minister Infinity- U.K. pre-orderer who ordered before Jan. 30th, please notify us and we will fix that for you.

To download:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/

 

President Infinity – Version Amundsen – 1.8.4

President Infinity v. Amundsen – 1.8.4 for Windows and Mac has been released!

If you are a President Infinity (President Forever 2016) owner, you are eligible for this upgrade.

What’s new in this upgrade

  • Main Screen > clicking on main map now quicker
  • Election Screen > clicking on map now quicker
  • Updated screen border graphics
  • Campaign Editor > Regions Screen > added region search box
  • Campaign Editor > fixed bug related to adding party to ballot, but then not being able to set percentages
  • 2016 > Scott Walker > moved up list, changed to ‘on’
  • 2016 > Romney > moved to second in list, changed to ‘on’
  • 2016 > Bush > moved to first in list
  • 2016 > Bush > added Fmr. Pres. George H. W. Bush as surrogate
  • 2016 > Endorsers > Fmr. Pres. George H. W. Bush Last For Days 5 -> 1, Barstorming Power 2 -> 3
  • 2016 > Endorsers > fixed bug where Gov. Charlie Baker (MA) automatically endorsed Fmr. Gov. Deval Patrick
  • 2016 > Bush > PAC -> “Right to Rise”
  • 2016 > Republican convention date updated
  • 2016 > Republican debate schedule updated
  • 2016 > Endorsers > The Economist > Center-Right -> Center
  • 2016 > The Letterman Show -> The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • 2016 > incumbent party for Indiana, North Carolina Dem – > Rep
  • Main Screen > fixed bug where wasn’t displaying progress on Ad creation, Surrogate creation, and so on
  • Surrogates Screen > now shows correct place where surrogate’s activity is

This is a comprehensive update.

You can download this release by requesting a download e-mail at the link below.

Important: when you receive the e-mail, you will want to download the file from the “windows president infinity” or “mac president infinity” link.

If for some reason there is no “windows president infinity” or “mac president infinity” link in your e-mail and you are a President Infinity (President Forever 2016) owner, please notify us and we will fix that for you.

To update:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/

Version information:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/president-forever-2016-version-information/

Upcoming President Infinity – Version Amundsen – Test Release – 1.8.4

Hi everyone,

This post will keep track of changes to the upcoming version of President Infinity v. Amundsen – Test Release – 1.8.4, and includes an estimated release date for it (as with any estimate, this can change).

Est. release date: Saturday, January 17th.

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):

  • All relevant changes from Congress Infinity v. 1.8.3
  • 2016 > Scott Walker > moved up list, changed to ‘on’
  • 2016 > Romney > moved to second in list, changed to ‘on’
  • 2016 > Bush > moved to first in list
  • 2016 > Bush > added Fmr. Pres. George H. W. Bush as surrogate
  • 2016 > Endorsers > Fmr. Pres. George H. W. Bush Last For Days 5 -> 1, Barstorming Power 2 -> 3
  • 2016 > Endorsers > fixed bug where Gov. Charlie Baker (MA) automatically endorsed Fmr. Gov. Deval Patrick
  • 2016 > Bush > PAC -> “Right to Rise”
  • 2016 > Republican convention date updated
  • 2016 > Republican debate schedule updated
  • 2016 > Endorsers > The Economist > Center-Right -> Center
  • 2016 > The Letterman Show -> The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • 2016 > incumbent party for Indiana, North Carolina Dem – > Rep

Congress Infinity – Version Amundsen – 1.8.3

Congress Infinity v. Amundsen – 1.8.3 for Windows and Mac has been released!

If you are a Congress Infinity owner, you are eligible for this upgrade.

What’s new in this upgrade

  • All relevant changes from President Infinity v. 1.8.0-1.8.2 (see here)
  • Added initial House 2016 campaign
  • Main Screen > clicking on main map now quicker
  • Election Screen > clicking on map now quicker
  • Updated screen border graphics
  • Senate 2016, Senate 2014, House 2014 > updated issue attribute icons
  • Main Screen > fixed bug where wasn’t displaying progress on Ad creation, Surrogate creation, and so on
  • Surrogates Screen > now shows correct place where surrogate’s activity is
  • Senate 2016 > West Virginia > fixed both incumbent Senators being Democratic
  • House 2014 > Surrogates > John Boehner Fundraising 3 -> 4
  • House 2014 > Kansas-1 > fixed bug where no percentages for Democratic candidate
  • Campaign Editor > Regions Screen > added region search box
  • Campaign Editor > fixed bug related to adding party to ballot, but then not being able to set percentages
  • Campaign Editor > fixed bug where button for primaries blurb visible
  • Campaign Editor > removed Change All button for setting year, not currently applicable in Congress Infinity

Note: non-incumbent candidate names are placeholders.

You can download this release by requesting a re-download e-mail at the link below.

Important: when you receive the e-mail, you will want to download the file from the “windows congress infinity” or “mac congress infinity” link.

If for some reason there is no “windows congress infinity” or “mac congress infinity” link in your e-mail and you are a Congress Infinity owner, please notify us and we will fix that for you.

To update:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/

Version information:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/congress-infinity-version-information/

The Year Past and the Year Ahead

We had some big milestones in the past year.

1. We released our first cross-platform app, President Infinity, for Mac and Windows. Behind this was a big shift to new core technologies to power the games.

2. We had our first simultaneous Windows-Mac update release, instead of the usual staggering of releases between different OSes.

3. We released Congress Infinity, the sequel to Congress Forever.

4. We have a unified game engine powering President Infinity, Congress Infinity, and (soon) Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. This means new features added to any one game are more easily ported to the others.

5. A lot of work refactoring the code, to clear the way for future enhancements.

For the year ahead, our focus is simple – President Infinity, Congress Infinity, and Prime Minister Infinity – U.K.

Thanks everyone for your feedback over the last year!