President Infinity – Version Ericson – 2.0.3

President Infinity v. Ericson – 2.0.3 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 > now displays days until election, when hover over shows election date
  • Research Screen > fixed bug where could only leak first scandal if multiple ones hadn’t leaked yet
  • News Stories > “Campaign Too Negative?” story now is about issue player is actually attacking on in that player’s theme
  • 2016 > Dems > Warren, Schweitzer -> ‘off’ by default
  • 2016 > Dems > Sanders, O’Malley, Webb moved up in list
  • 2016 > Dems > Sanders > Fundraising 1 -> 2, Ground 1 -> 2
  • 2016 > Endorsers > Sen. Ron Johnson > Walker 0 -> 75
  • Strategy Screen > Percentages > added two more viewing modes, Closest %s Not Ahead Listed First (for example, 0%, -1%, -2%, and so on), and Closest %s Ahead Listed First (for example, +1%, +2%, and so on), this makes it easier to see the states you might want to focus on next if you are expanding or contracting (respectively) your electoral strategy
  • Strategy Screen > Ads > enabled listing by Ads power, highest or lowest
  • Fixed bug which occurs when use up all policy speeches and then try to create another policy speech
  • 2016 > Reps > Primaries > Jeb Bush > Fundraising > 2 -> 3
  • 2016 > Reps > Primaries > Jeb Bush > Funds > $10 M -> $15 M
  • 2016 > Reps > General Election > Jeb Bush > Funds > $15 M -> $20 M
  • 2016 > Dems > Primaries > John Hickenlooper > Colorado > 2% -> 10%
  • Campaign Editor > Regions > can now set issue centers, profiles on state-by-state basis
  • Campaign Editor > Regions > no longer displays ‘Candidates’ tab item
  • 2016 > Dems > Primaries > Bernie Sanders > 4% -> 15%
  • 2016 > Dems > Primaries > Hillary Clinton > New Hampshire > 53% -> 62%
  • 2016 > Dems > Primaries > Bernie Sanders > New Hampshire > -> 18%
  • 2016 > Dems > Primaries > Hillary Clinton > Vermont > 64% -> 46%
  • 2016 > Dems > Primaries > Bernie Sanders > Vermont > 15% -> 42%
  • 2016 > Dems > Primaries > Hillary Clinton > Washington > 64% -> 57%
  • 2016 > Dems > Primaries > Bernie Sanders > Washington -> 24%
  • 2016 > Dems > Primaries > Martin O’Malley > Washington > 1% -> 4%
  • Kickstarter rewards > Mastermind > added Presidential candidates

What’s coming up in future updates, listed in terms of priority

  •  7 days per turn feature for primaries
  • Expanding the 2016 candidates (Chafee, Pataki)
  • Continuing implementation of Kickstarter campaign in-game rewards (surrogates and endorsers)
  • Favorability ratings that determine percentages (allows for more realistic modeling)

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/

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1952, Australia 1975, Updated 2020

New user-designed campaigns that have been released this week include

United States – 1952 for President Infinity (Windows or Mac)

Updated United States – 2020 for President Infinity (Windows or Mac)

Australia – 1975 for Prime Minister Forever – Australia 2013 (Windows)

Note that these are user-designed campaigns, not official ones.

Good gaming!

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1944, 1948

New user-designed campaigns that have been released this week include

United States – 1944 for President Infinity (Windows or Mac)

United States – 1948 for President Infinity (Windows or Mac)

Note that these are user-designed campaigns, not official ones.

Good gaming!

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Upcoming President Infinity – Version Ericson – 2.0.3

Hi everyone,

This post will keep track of changes to the upcoming version of President Infinity v. Ericson – 2.0.3, and includes an estimated release date for it (as with any estimate, this can change).

Est. release date: Saturday, May 23rd.

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):

  • Main Screen > now displays days until election, when hover over shows election date
  • 2016 > Dems > Warren, Schweitzer -> ‘off’ by default
  • 2016 > Dems > Sanders, O’Malley, Webb moved up in list
  • 2016 > Dems > Sanders > Fundraising 1 -> 2, Ground 1 -> 2
  • 2016 > Dems > Primaries > Bernie Sanders > 4% -> 15%
  • 2016 > Dems > Primaries > Hillary Clinton > New Hampshire > 53% -> 62%
  • 2016 > Dems > Primaries > Bernie Sanders > New Hampshire > -> 18%
  • 2016 > Dems > Primaries > Hillary Clinton > Vermont > 64% -> 46%
  • 2016 > Dems > Primaries > Bernie Sanders > Vermont > 15% -> 42%
  • 2016 > Dems > Primaries > Hillary Clinton > Washington > 64% -> 57%
  • 2016 > Dems > Primaries > Bernie Sanders > Washington -> 24%
  • 2016 > Dems > Primaries > Martin O’Malley > Washington > 1% -> 4%
  • 2016 > Reps > Primaries > Jeb Bush > Fundraising > 2 -> 3
  • 2016 > Reps > Primaries > Jeb Bush > Funds > $10 M -> $15 M
  • 2016 > Reps > General Election > Jeb Bush > Funds > $15 M -> $20 M
  • 2016 > Dems > Primaries > John Hickenlooper > Colorado > 2% -> 10%
  • 2016 > Endorsers > Sen. Ron Johnson > Walker 0 -> 75
  • Strategy Screen > Percentages > added two more viewing modes, Closest %s Not Ahead Listed First (for example, 0%, -1%, -2%, and so on), and Closest %s Ahead Listed First (for example, +1%, +2%, and so on), this makes it easier to see the states you might want to focus on next if you are expanding or contracting (respectively) your electoral strategy
  • Strategy Screen > Ads > enabled listing by Ads power, highest or lowest
  • Fixed bug which occurs when use up all policy speeches and then try to create another policy speech
  • Campaign Editor > Regions > can now set issue centers, profiles on state-by-state basis
  • Campaign Editor > Regions > no longer displays ‘Candidates’ tab item
  • Kickstarter rewards > Mastermind > added Presidential candidates
  • Research Screen > fixed bug where could only leak first scandal if multiple ones hadn’t leaked yet
  • News Stories > “Campaign Too Negative?” story now is about issue player is actually attacking on in that player’s theme
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The new Senate 2016 map

In the latest release of Congress Infinity, there are significant changes to the Senate races. In particular, Florida (Rubio running for President), Ohio (Fmr. Gov. Strickland in), and Nevada (Senate Minority Leader Reid retiring).

Here is the latest map

map_senate_2016_500x

As can be seen in the screen capture, there are 47 ‘safe’ seats for Republicans in the game when you start as of now, 44 ‘safe’ for the Democrats. There are 9 seats which will probably determine who has a majority in the next Senate. Those are Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Nevada, Wisconsin, Colorado, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and New Hampshire. Republicans need 4 of these to retain majority control, with 3 of them leaning Republican to start. That means – given the current map – they probably have to win one of Nevada, Illinois, Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, or Colorado to keep majority control of the Senate.

We’re still a ways out, and more major shifts in these states could of course occur. Yet, one thing this suggests in particular is that Rubio’s decision to run for President could have significant repercussions beyond the Presidential nomination.

More info on Congress Infinity is available here.

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Congress Infinity – Version Ericson – 2.0.2

Congress Infinity – v. Ericson – 2.0.2 for Windows and Mac has been released!

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

What’s new in this upgrade

  • Large number of changes to the interface
  • Bug fixes
  • Surrogates can fundraise
  • Election night updated
  • Main Screen > Senate > if there is only one campaign in a state, will show candidate names instead of generic party names (ex. 2016 Nevada will have ‘Sandoval’ and ‘Cortez Masto’ instead of ‘Republican’ and ‘Democrat’)
  • Main Screen > now displays days until election, when hover over shows election date
  • 2016 > Senate > Florida-3 > Marco Rubio -> Ron DeSantis, Strength 4 -> 3, 53% -> 50%
  • 2016 > Senate > Florida-3 > Debbie Wasserman Schultz -> Patrick Murphy, 47% -> 50%
  • 2016 > Senate > Nevada-3 > Harry Reid -> Catherine Cortez Masto, Strength 4 -> 3
  • 2016 > Senate > Maryland-3 > Barbara Mikulski -> Chris Van Hollen, 61% -> 60%
  • 2016 > Senate > Maryland-3 > Rep > 37% -> 40%
  • 2016 > Senate > California-3 > Barbara Boxer -> Kamala Harris, Strength 4 -> 3
  • 2016 > Senate > Indiana-3 > Dan Coats -> Eric Holcomb, 56% -> 55%
  • 2016 > Senate > Indiana-3 > Dem > 39% -> 40%
  • 2016 > Senate > Ohio-3 > Dem > Bob Hagan -> Ted Strickland, Strength 2 -> 3, 45% -> 50%
  • 2016 > Senate > Ohio-3 > Rob Portman > 55% -> 50%
  • Main Screen > Surrogates > Barnstorming > “Boosting Wickers” -> “Boosting Brian Sandoval (REP),” for example
  • Research Screen > fixed bug where could only leak first scandal if multiple ones hadn’t leaked yet
  • Main Screen, Player Info Screen > removed Energy icon (not used currently)
  • News Stories > “Campaign Too Negative?” story now is about issue player is actually attacking on in that player’s theme
  • House 2016 > fixed election date
  • Senate 2016 and 2014, House 2016 and 2014 > set %s for committed, leaning, and undecided Rep and Dem to same

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

What’s coming up in future updates, listed in terms of priority

  • Campaign Editor expanded
  • Help File expanded
  • Historical campaigns to 1990

All feedback welcome!

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

If for some reason there is no “win 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/

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And now for something completely gratuitous

Now that the U.K. election is over, it’s perhaps a good time to take a break and blow things up.

Enter Gratuitous Space Battles II, by U.K. developer Positech. They’re also the creators of Democracy 3, a government sim game, which is worth checking out.

Enjoy!

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270soft on Twitter

Hey everyone,

We’ll be using Twitter more actively. You can follow us here

http://twitter.com/270soft

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Tectonic voter migrations in the lead up to the U.K. election

Martin Baxter has an article here showing tectonic voter migrations in the lead up to the 2015 U.K. election.

Tectonic voter migrations in the lead up to the U.K. 2015 election

This chart shows just how complex current U.K. politics is. It also shows how standard right-left descriptions can be misleading. Ukip (‘right-wing’) draws from Labour (‘left-wing’). Green (‘left-wing’) draws from the Conservatives (‘right-wing’). Conservatives (‘right-wing’) draw from the Lib Dems (‘left-wing’).

You can get insight into the U.K. election with our election sim here.

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Prime Minister Infinity – Canada 2015

We have had requests for a game for Canada’s upcoming election, in October of 2015.

If you are interested in purchasing a game based on the latest Infinity game engine for Canada’s upcoming election, you can ‘vote yes’ for the game by clicking the subscribe button below, which will sign you up for info updates for a possible Canadian game. The game would work on both Windows and Mac.

If there’s enough interest, we will seriously consider making a game.

Any questions, feel free to ask in the comments.

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