Introducing President Infinity

President Infinity

President Forever 2016 will become President Infinity for the next version (Amundsen 1.6.5).

What’s important about the change:

All President Forever 2016 owners will also be President Infinity owners.

Why the change:

To better reflect the future and nature of the game, it’s getting a new name.

What to expect:

With the next update (version Amundsen 1.6.5 for Mac and Windows), the game will have a new title.

Existing President Forever 2016 owners will have to type in a new keycode (which will be provided with the update).

Updates will then continue as before.

Thanks everyone for your support!

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Vote Result for July 8th, 2014

The winners of the July 8th SC vote are …

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (17 votes, 77%)
  • Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (14 votes, 64%)
  • Gov. John Kasich (11 votes, 50%)
  • Gov. Nikki Haley (10 votes, 45%)
  • Gov. Mike Pence (10 votes, 45%)

on the second round, from an initial field of 20 candidates.

Voter turnout was 24-22 (first-second rounds).

These candidates will be added to the official 2016 campaign.

While the victories of the 3 sitting Republican Governors are not such a big surprise, I think the strength of Sen. Sanders in particular is an interesting result.

You can see a list of upcoming features voted on by the SC to be implemented for President Forever 2016 here (scroll down to ‘What’s coming up next?’).

Now for the 8th SC vote of 2014.

This vote will be for adding 5 new endorsers to the official 2016 campaign.

If you want to participate in the vote, you must be a member of the SC (Steering Council).

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Vote Result for June 8th, 2014

The winner of the June 8th SC vote was marquee campaign …

Kentucky Senate 2014 (Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell vs. Kentucky Sec. of State Alison Grimes)

winning in the second round with with 56% of the vote against Maine Governor 2014 at 26% and Texas Governor 2014 at 19%!

(Perhaps another marquee 2014 race will be a future winner?)

Voter turnout was 25-27 (first-second rounds).

You can see a list of upcoming features voted on by the SC to be implemented for President Forever 2016 here (scroll down to ‘What’s coming up next?’).

Now for the seventh SC vote of 2014.

This vote will be for adding 5 new 2016 presidential candidates to the official 2016 campaign, for any of the 4 existing parties.

If you want to participate in the vote, you must be a member of the SC (Steering Council).

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Mac President Forever 2016 – Version Amundsen – Test Release – 1.6.4

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Our very first Mac for President Forever 2016 Test Release has been released!

Note: this is a Test Release. There are known problems (described below). If you encounter another problem, please let us know and we will add it to the list.

How to install:

If you are a Kickstarter backer with a Mac P4E16 reward, you should have received an e-mail notifying you the Test Release is available. If not, you can contact us. Alternately, you can go here.

You can then go to the web-site, and request a download e-mail.

Download the p4e16.app.dmg file through the link in the download e-mail.

You may get a warning when downloading or installing the game. This is because we are waiting for certification from Apple, which takes a couple weeks.

Run it, which will create a new virtual drive on your desktop.

Open the drive (if it doesn’t automatically open), and move the ‘p4e16′ app file to your Applications folder.

You can then move the dmg file to the trash if desired.

Requirements:

OS X 10.7 Lion or higher.

A few things that haven’t been implemented yet:

  • Some of the graphics are still being fine-tuned.
  • Mac functionality to close a window instead of quit an application from the main window.
  • Sounds are not complete.
  • Inline Help system is not complete.
  • Help file is not complete.
  • Campaign Editor is not activated.
  • Images have pixelation on Retina displays.
  • DMG file will be made more intuitive for install.

Things fixed or changed for the forthcoming version:

  • Can now modify issue positions for all issues, not just the first one

Currently, the Mac version is available only to Kickstarter backers with that reward. We’ll be opening it up once we’ve moved to an official release, including ordering directly from the 270soft site and also from the App Store.

There are bound to be some bumps and hiccups in the roll-out, I’ll do my best to remedy these as I become aware of them.

What you can expect next:

  • Continued work with subsequent Test Releases for Mac, addressing the issues above and more.
  • For Windows users, a Test Release for Windows fairly soon.
  • Implementation of remaining rewards from the Kickstarter campaign, which will be fully implemented for the first official release.

Thanks everyone for your support! I’m excited to move forward with our first cross-platform app!

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New Version Naming Conventions

We’re almost ready to release the first Mac Test Release, and shortly after that a new Windows Test Release.

Starting now, we’ll be using a new version naming convention. Instead of a simple number for a version, with a possible Test Release and number, each major release will have a name, followed by whether it is a Test Release, and then the version number.

For example, “President Forever 2016 – Version Name_Here – 1.6.4″, or “President Forever 2016 – Version Name_Here – Test Release – 1.6.4,” if it’s a test release.

Both test releases and regular releases will increment the version number by 1 each time (so, 1.6.4, 1.6.5, and so on), instead of having a static version number for test releases with a second number added to the “Test Release” part (“Test Release 5″ and so on).

Right now, the Mac version is ready to go – just fixing a few last minute bugs and then getting distribution ready.

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President Forever 2016 for Mac Progress Update 2

And … we’re off and running! The first published screenshot of P4E16 for Mac:

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We’re almost there. It’s a matter of fine-tuning the look of the game at this point – going through each screen and making sure the text looks right, the buttons look right, and so on.

The game is completely playable now on Mac, despite minor visual glitches.

No estimates on how long it will take for the game to be released as a first Beta, but it should be fairly soon.

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Vote Result for May 8th, 2014

The winner of the May 8th SC vote was …

1992 {H. W. Bush vs. Clinton vs. Perot}

delivering a crushing victory with 73% of the vote against 1980 on the 4th round!

(Perhaps 1980 will lick its wounds for a comeback in another vote?)

Voter turnout was 24-20-17-22 (first-second-third-fourth rounds).

You can see a list of upcoming features voted on by the SC to be implemented for President Forever 2016 here (scroll down to ‘What’s coming up next?’).

Now for the sixth SC vote of 2014.

This vote will be limited to marquee 2014 campaigns (scenarios) (h/t to Tayya for the idea).

Campaigns should be for the U.S., and can be Gubernatorial, individual Senatorial, individual Congressional, or Mayoral, and should be happening in the fall.

If you want to participate in the vote, you must be a member of the SC (Steering Council).

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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!

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President Forever 2016 v. 1.6.3 Test Release 3 Released!

President Forever 2016 v. 1.6.3 Test Release 3 has been released!

This update adds a ‘stay in until convention’ attribute for leaders, improves the Crystal Ball Rankings Screen algorithm, adds a money coefficient that affects background fundraising, and allows for endorsers to be shifted up or down in the list in the editor, among other things.

This is a Test Release, not an official release. You can download a Test Release by requesting a re-download e-mail at the link below. When you receive the e-mail, you will have both a President Forever 2016 link and a President Forever 2016 Test Release link. You will want to download the file from the Test Release link.

Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter!

To update:

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

Version information:

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

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President Forever 2016 v. 1.6.3 Test Release 2 Released!

President Forever 2016 v. 1.6.3 Test Release 2 has been released!

This update continues to fine-tune the ‘enter at variable times’ feature, adds a Crystal Ball Rankings Screen shown on the first of every month in the primaries, increases H. Clinton’s starting funds in primaries in 2016, adds a star ranking for endorsers on the Endorsers Screen, adds two new leader attributes Ambition and Ideologue, sets almost all surrogates to 0 PIPs to activate, improves the computer players, tweaks the Main Screen GUI, re-did news profiles for primaries in 2016, 2012, and 2008, Strategy Screen and Constituency Screen now show a primary’s news profile, fixed some bugs, and more.

Note: the Crystal Ball rankings numbers require a few tweaks.

Feedback welcome!

This is a Test Release, not an official release. You can download a Test Release by requesting a re-download e-mail at the link below. When you receive the e-mail, you will have both a President Forever 2016 link and a President Forever 2016 Test Release link. You will want to download the file from the Test Release link.

Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter!

To update:

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

Version information:

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

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