President Forever 2012 Beta Released

If you have already pre-ordered, you can download the Beta here.

For those who want to pre-order the game and also try out the Beta, you can do so here. (Note: for Windows.)

This an early Beta release. This is a way to offer people who have pre-ordered a sneak peek into the game, as well as an opportunity for them to offer feedback on features they think would be useful, awesome, and so on, if incorporated into the game.

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Release: President Forever 2012 v. 1.1.4

President Forever 2012 Beta v. 1.1.4 has been released.

Note: as this is the first version to switch from Alpha to Beta, it will install by default to a different folder, President Forever 2012 Beta.

If you have a previous Alpha installed, you can uninstall it. To do this, use the Start menu > Programs > President Forever 2012 Alpha > Uninstall President Forever 2012 Alpha.

Note: computer player AI is not complete. This results in computer players not focusing on the optimal states, and so on.

To update:

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

Version information:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/president-forever-2012-version-information/

Release: President Forever 2012 v. 1.1.1

President Forever 2012 Alpha v. 1.1.1 has been released.

It fixes two bugs, one when clicking on a region in general election mode, and one about how undecideds are modeled.

Note: computer player AI is not complete. This results in computer players not focusing on the optimal states, and so on.

To update:

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

Version information:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/president-forever-2012-version-information/

Release: President Forever 2012 v. 1.1.0

President Forever 2012 Alpha v. 1.1.0 has been released.

It fixes the Republican Convention results, adds U.S. protectorates or territories involved in the primaries, makes some modifications to game play, fixes some bugs, changes how completed primary delegate counts are displayed, and more.

Note: computer player AI is not complete. This results in computer players not focusing on the optimal states, and so on.

To update:

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

Version information:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/president-forever-2012-version-information/

Completed primary delegate counts feature

In President Forever 2012, you can switch between viewing the estimated primary delegate counts, and the completed primary delegate counts.

In v. 1.1.0 (forthcoming), completed totals are displayed as bars on different levels (so, one level for each player):

Each bar represents how many delegates the leader has, and the line in the middle is the threshold line – once the leader’s delegate count crosses that line, they have a majority of delegates and so have the nomination.

First President Forever 2012 Primaries Screenshot

The next version of President Forever 2012 Alpha will be released soon, probably at the end of this week. The big new feature will be primaries.

Here is a screenshot of the 2012 primaries as it stands right now:

The primaries start on December 5th. The blue is Gingrich – who held a dominating lead across most of the country. It is easy to look back now and think Romney was ‘ordained’, but less than one month before the Iowa caucuses things did not look that way. Santorum, meanwhile, had virtually no traction – even in Iowa he was at just 7% or so.