Best-guess release date for President Infinity now later

I’ve pushed the President Infinity best-guess release dates from December 5th to December 15th 20th 30th first sneak peek already released, another sneak peek any day now. The good news is that I’m really happy with how the Favorability system is shaping up, and I’ll have another post soon with more screenshots.

Best-guesses are just that – my best guess about how long a (set of) feature may take. Thanks for your patience everyone.

23 thoughts on “Best-guess release date for President Infinity now later”

  1. Cool, sounds good. Looking forward to new screenshots.

    From testing the feature so far, have you noticed if the favorability system stabilizes things some from the old engine? i.e. fewer crazy results from the AI issue and fewer third parties performing unrealistically?

  2. @anthony

    I’m really excited about this. I’ll update all the historical scenarios as well, in addition to my 2020 scenario.

    Other than making your own 2020 scenario, what is your next major goal for President Infinity?

  3. @Thr33,

    The dynamics will continue to be refined, and Favorability allows for more realism in this department. With any major new feature though, it probably be have some unrealistic aspects on first release.

    @Jonathan,

    2020, Electoral Blocs, and Networking are currently the major goals after Favorability.

    Note that Favorability won’t require any additional information from existing campaigns – it will take the starting %s and automatically generate Favorability scores from them. In the future, I will probably add the ability for campaign designers to customize Favorability scores further.

  4. @Dan,

    Yes, when officially released Mac will be updated, but will probably lag Windows by between a few days and a couple weeks.

  5. Not President Infinity but I was trying to make a Canada 2019 scenario and I went through and changed all the ridings to thier current party holder and when I started up a game it still used the old starting seat numbers as if it was the 2015 campaign for where it shows you the seat swing… is that hard coded so nothing you do in the editor can change that?

  6. @Andres,

    No, it will probably be after the 15th. I am play testing Favorability now – it requires some tweaking so voter movement isn’t too much or too little, and the algorithm to set up voter Favorability scores is also being refined.

  7. I’m about to cancel my subscription, this is kind of a slap in the face especially when we have to pay for updates like this.

  8. I know we are all upset that there has been no communication and that we want the feature but we have to remember that it is tough work to re do part of the game engine, but the lack of communication is dishearting.

  9. @Berg the fact is he already postponed it,from the 15 to the 20 and now there is no communication,and also we are paying a subscription for this,so

  10. I paid my subscription because I was excited about 2020 scenario coming soon, and electoral favorability … I think I will not renew my subscription next year if fixed dates are not respected …

  11. @Dakota Yes that is right but in all fairness it makes complete sense to be paying for the subscription because there needs to a finacial reason to work on this a lot, and the dates he gives are BEST GUESSES not promises. That being said the communication is again bad that there has been none for three days. I also understand the the wait because I would MUCH rather have something that works and is playable than something everyone hates and needs to be fixed ASAP agree or not. We should wait until theres a reason given why for the lack of communication.

  12. Hi everyone,

    Thank you for the comments and feedback. An update was not made because I was traveling as my 3 month old son was in the hospital the last two days. It was a planned time in the hospital, but the massive winter storm that took out power and disrupted travel in my area was not. Baby’s fine! My goal is Dec. 30th, and I will update this shortly.

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