Goals for next releases

This is a minor release cycle, next cycle will be a major release cycle.

All dates are estimates. All features are goals, not promises. List subject to revision.

President Infinity – June 15th

  1. Initial Florida 2018 – Senatorial added
  2. New Surrogates Screen and allows for Surrogate images (here)
  3. Editor > can show all abbreviations, right-click to change abbreviation location (here)
  4. Fix bug where computer players don’t drop out in primaries

Congress Infinity –  July 1st

  1. Senate 2018 updated (candidates, %s)
  2. Initial House 2018 added
  3. New Surrogates Screen and allows for Surrogate images (here)
  4. Editor > can show all abbreviations, right-click to change abbreviation location (here)

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada – May 15th (delivered)

  1. Initial Ontario 2018 added
  2. New Surrogates Screen and allows for Surrogate images (here)
  3. Editor > can show all abbreviations, right-click to change abbreviation location (here)
  4. Update save system to 1 save file instead of multiple (makes easier to report bugs that can be recreated with save games)
  5. Fix bug where computer players wouldn’t select opponents properly (affected various things, including research)

Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. (delivered)

  1. New Surrogates Screen and allows for Surrogate images (here)
  2. Editor > can show all abbreviations, right-click to change abbreviation location (here)
  3. Update save system to 1 save file instead of multiple (makes easier to report bugs that can be recreated with save games)
  4. Fix bug where computer players wouldn’t select opponents properly (affected various things, including research)

Feedback welcome!

Creating a sustainable financial model for the Infinity games

A huge amount of work has been put into updating the Infinity games (President, Congress, Prime Minister U.K. and Canada), but it isn’t sustainable without a better financial model to support that development. A better model will give a stable financial basis so we can continue to invest in the Infinity games and expand our investment beyond what we are doing now.

So, I am announcing we will be moving to a base product + subscription model. What does this mean for you?

For someone buying a game new, that means the game + 1 year of updates and customer support. After that, a person can choose to purchase a yearly subscription for $8. (If the subscription isn’t renewed, a person can renew later on but for $12.)

The subscription covers updates and support for all the games you own, so if you own all 4, you get updates to all 4 for $8 a year.

If you already own the game, you will be grandfathered in for updates and customer support for a certain amount of time. You will be grandfathered for from 1 year if you just purchased to a minimum of 3 months for anyone who purchased more than 9 months ago.

Game development will move to an official release for each major product every 3 months or so. So on a subscription, you can expect 4 official updates per year per product. The goals for upcoming releases will be stated clearly on the web-site for next release.

Feedback is welcome! I want to make sure any concerns or potential improvements to the model we’re moving to can be evaluated before making the switch.

Anthony Burgoyne, Lead Designer, 270soft

Calling all Florida political experts for the Florida 2018 – Senatorial official campaign

Calling all Florida political experts! Do you want to help design an official Florida 2018 – Senatorial campaign? If so, read on.

We are moving ahead on an official Florida 2018 – Senatorial campaign for President Infinity, which currently probably will be a Sen. Bill Nelson vs. Gov. Rick Scott contest, for the upcoming elections in November.

If you have knowledge of Florida politics and are interested in helping with campaign content (experience creating campaigns helpful, but familiarity with President Infinity is all that’s required) please let me know through e-mail ( https://270soft.com/contact ).

This would be a volunteer position, but you would get credit in the President Infinity game and get to show off your design chops.

Ontario 2018 map

Hi everyone,

We’re at work on Ontario 2018, to be added to Prime Minister Infinity – Canada.

Anyone who wants to work on an Ontario campaign is welcome to use the map, which is based on the 2013 redistricting but should be good as a basis for historical campaigns as well.

Here is the bitmap version.

Here is the Photoshop source file, which contains separate layers so you can move things around, as well as region labels so you can see what each region is.

ontario-2018-map

Here’s an example of the map in action (colours are not correct for Ontario 2018, included to show the regions).

Congress and President Infinity Mac install files replaced due to problem with DMG files

Hi everyone,

Some Mac users were getting an error with the Congress Infinity and President Infinity install (DMG) files.

I have replaced those files with compressed (zipped) files, which are actually easier to use.

You can request a redownload from here

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

If anyone with a Mac has any further problems with the install files, please let me know.