PEI Election Game

Get the definitive PEI election game for 2019 and beyond!

“If this game were running in an election – no question – it would win a massive majority. It is certain to bring out the inner politician and political strategist in you.” – David MacDonald, Election Almanac

Note: PEI 2019 is included as part of Prime Minister Infinity – Canada (for Windows and Mac).

Features for PEI 2019 include

  • the 2019 campaign (Bevan-Baker vs. King vs. MacLauchlan), including all 27 electoral districts, 4 parties, local candidates, issues, leader and campaign attributes, platforms, and much more
  • a Campaign Editor – edit or create leaders, parties, campaigners, electoral districts, percentages, and more

You can order Prime Minister Infinity – Canada, which includes PEI 2019 (for Windows and Mac), and receive the latest release version immediately.

Please go here for more information on Prime Minister Infinity – Canada.

The game is available for $19.95 CND.

Owners have access to both Windows and Mac versions.

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada will run on Windows (7, 8, 8.1, 10, including the Surface 3) and Mac (macOS 10.10 and up).

Good gaming!

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada next release sneak-peek v. 3.0.3b, Windows and Mac

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada v. 3.0.3b sneak-peek for Windows and Mac has been released!

This sneak-peek adds Prince Edward Island – 2019, updates the Alberta – 2019 candidates, reduces the power of the Canada – 2015 Green party, introduces counter-moves for computer players for ground ops and ads, continues to refine the voter flow with the new Favorability game engine, and more.

Note: this version changes spacebarring to close various screens to ‘n’.

(Note: for goals for this release cycle, Spring 2019, see here.)

If you are a Prime Minister Infinity – Canada owner on subscription (or if you purchased President Infinity within the last year), you are eligible for this upgrade.

This is a comprehensive update.

You can download this release by requesting a download e-mail at the link below. From the e-mail, click the link to the web page. On the web-page, there will be a ‘Sneak-peek’ link.

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

Version information: https://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/prime-minister-infinity-canada-version-information/

What’s new in this upgrade from the previous release (v. 3.0.2).

  • added Prince Edward Island – 2019
  • Election night > fixed bug where ex. “United Conservatives” would extend outside of box, now uses abbreviation is party name too long
  • Alberta 2019 > Leaders > Stephen Harper > Issue Familiarity > 4 -> 7
  • Alberta 2019 > added some candidates for Liberal, FP, AAP, AIP
  • 2015 > Yukon > GRN candidate 19% -> 2%, 3 strength -> 2
  • 2015 > Green > $5M -> $3M
  • 2015 > Green > reduced campaign attributes
  • Select Leader Screen > Campaign Attributes > bars > fixed bug where displayed Polling Strength instead of Ground Strength
  • AI > Ground Ops > computer players now make counter-moves when building ground ops
  • AI > Ads > computer players now make counter-moves when creating and running ads
  • AI > computer players now create and run ads regionally, instead of just for specific constituencies
  • refines voter dynamics

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada next release sneak-peek v. 3.0.2, Windows and Mac

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada v. 3.0.2 sneak-peek for Windows and Mac has been released!

This sneak-peek is a major update. It adds Alberta – 2019, attributes are now 0-10 instead of 1-5, introduces Favorability, shows info on the map when you move the mouse over a region, allows for increasing the size of the window, and more.

Note: this version changes spacebarring to close various screens to ‘n’.

(Note: for goals for this release cycle, Spring 2019, see here.)

For more Alberta – 2019 info, go here.

If you are a Prime Minister Infinity – Canada owner on subscription (or if you purchased President Infinity within the last year), you are eligible for this upgrade.

This is a comprehensive update.

You can download this release by requesting a download e-mail at the link below. From the e-mail, click the link to the web page. On the web-page, there will be a ‘Sneak-peek’ link.

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

Version information: https://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/prime-minister-infinity-canada-version-information/

What’s new in this upgrade from the previous release (v. 2.7.9b).

  • added Alberta – 2019
  • 1-5 -> 0-10 attributes system
  • added Favorability
  • if move mouse across map, will show info for region mouse on
  • Editor > Regions > Parties > if editing %s but have Editor > Polling > Use Polls on, text indicates using polling
  • Editor > Regions > Issues > added ‘Set All Issues’ button, to set all issues for a region to specified center
  • Editor > Basics > Constants and Coefficients > added Fundraising coefficient
  • computer players now make more ads
  • Editor > Regions > fundamental regions > added exemptions for shifts, for regions where you want to specify %s without the shifts
  • allows for increasing the size of windows (for high-resolution or high-DPI displays)
  • Editor > Basics > More > can set tied color
  • Electoral Vote Info Screen (Constituency Screen) > if hover over Create Target, Org. Strength, Footsoldiers, Polling button, info
  • Create Polling > 1 CP total -> 0.5 CPs per day
  • Create Org. Strength > 2 CPs total -> 0.5 CPs per day
  • Sim Screen > fixed bug where win wasn’t counted if won seats but not popular vote
  • Editor > Surrogate > if has images, can set to default
  • for save (including autosave), a temporary save file is created first, so if there is an error for some reason, any existing save file is not overwritten
  • Main Screen > spacebarring for Done Turn -> ‘n’ (next)
  • region-specific leader bonuses are no longer by %, but affect Favorability – these should roughly map to what used to be the % bonuses in most cases
  • endorsers can now be set to only endorse if candidate has certain position
  • if endorser endorses and requires certain position, and then candidate endorsed changes position to position endorser doesn’t allow, endorser will take back endorsement
  • if autosaving, shows message that saving
  • redid Notes Screen, now larger, isn’t draggable, different look
  • can press Esc or ‘n’ to close Notes Screen, not spacebar
  • Spin Screen > spacebar -> ‘n’
  • Debate Results Screen > can press ‘n’ to close screen
  • Message Screen > can press ‘n’ to close screen
  • changed how polls work so program uses up less memory and runs more quickly
  • Main Screen > momentum mode > fixed bug where up and down arrows wouldn’t change players listed
  • debates matter more > debate news stories +2 spin, can have more news stories
  • improved computer AI
  • Editor > Endorsers > added search box
  • Themes Screen > View All > text fits

Alberta – 2019 is almost ready

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada will have a sneak-peek released soon, including Alberta – 2019 along with the latest game engine. Here’s a screenshot from a recent run through, where I was a spectator as the AAP.

Notley almost closed the gap with the UCP, finishing strong and leading to a minority UC government (44 seats required for a majority). No negotiations were successful between the UCP and Alberta Party, so it will be vote by vote for the new government.

Just finishing up the Alberta – 2019 campaign right now, it will probably be released later today Saturday.

President Infinity next release sneak-peek v. 3.0.2, Windows and Mac

President Infinity v. 3.0.2 sneak-peek for Windows and Mac has been released!

This sneak-peek fixes several bugs, adds Andrew Yang to 2020, updates primary dates in 2020, and more.

Note: this version changes spacebarring to close various screens to ‘n’.

(Note: for goals for this release cycle, Spring 2019, see here.)

If you are a President Infinity owner on subscription (or if you purchased President Infinity within the last year), you are eligible for this upgrade.

This is a comprehensive update.

You can download this release by requesting a download e-mail at the link below. From the e-mail, click the link to the web page. On the web-page, there will be a ‘Sneak-peek’ link.

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

Version information: https://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/president-infinity-version-information/

What’s new in this upgrade from the previous sneak-peek (v. 3.0.1).

  • fixed bug that caused crashing when changed large number of issue positions and possibly other situations
  • fixed bug that could cause incorrect %s
  • fixed bug where if candidate also endorser, could unendorse self if changed too many issue positions
  • Player Info Screen > Platform > fixed bug where couldn’t change listing mode from Profile to Alphabetical
  • Surrogates > Create > fixed bug where certain surrogates weren’t appearing
  • Themes Screen > View All > text fits
  • 2020 > added Andrew Yang
  • 2020 > updates primary dates
  • 2020 > modified Romney %s in UT, NH, MA
  • 2020 > fixed color issue with Sanders and Warren
  • 2020 > Endorsers > DeSantis, Abrams, Dole > fixed surrogate names
  • 2020 > Gillum > blurb > ‘senatorial’ -> ‘gubernatorial’
  • 2020 > Endorsers > Cathy McMorris-Rodgers > Oregon -> Washington
  • 2020 > Endorsers > Amash > ‘Frm. Rep.’ -> ‘Rep.’
  • 2020 > altered Warren’s color to yellow
  • 2020 > removed all state bonuses (except on home states) from all candidates currently turned ‘on’
  • 2020 > O’Rourke > Surrogates > added Fmr Gov. Neil Abercrombie
  • 2020 > added Emerson Dem Primary Iowa poll Mar. 24, 2019
  • 2020 > added FoxNews Dem Primary US poll Mar. 24, 2019

President Infinity next release sneak-peek v. 3.0.1, Windows

President Infinity v. 3.0.1 sneak-peek for Windows has been released!

This sneak-peek fixes a load bug, fixes a bug with selecting debate focus, adds 4 ‘what-if’ candidates to 2020 (Ocasio-Cortez, Crenshaw, Gillum, and Abrams), and more.

Note: this version changes spacebarring to close various screens to ‘n’.

(Note: for goals for this release cycle, Spring 2019, see here.)

If you are a President Infinity owner on subscription (or if you purchased President Infinity within the last year), you are eligible for this upgrade.

This is a comprehensive update.

You can download this release by requesting a download e-mail at the link below. From the e-mail, click the link to the web page. On the web-page, there will be a ‘Sneak-peek’ link.

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

Version information: https://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/president-infinity-version-information/

What’s new in this upgrade from the previous sneak-peek (v. 2.9.9).

  • fixed load bug
  • fixed bug where couldn’t switch back to focusing on own candidate for debates
  • 2020 > added Ocasio-Cortez, Crenshaw, Gillum, Abrams as ‘what-if’ candidates
  • 2020 > added new Wisconsin poll
  • 2020 > Issues > Supreme Court > Left > added “Consider expanding Supreme Court.”
    2020 > Issues > Supreme Court > Right > added “Consider amendment to set Supreme Court at 9 Justices.”
  • 2020 > Ojeda > ‘former Senate nominee’ -> ‘former House nominee’
  • 2020 > Endorsers > Mike McMullin -> Evan McMullin
  • 2020 > Endorsers > McSally > removed national momentum bonus
  • 2020 > Delaney > new images
  • 2020 > removed Libertarian candidate New Mexico +5% bonuses
  • 2020 > Hickenlooper > Bullock added as possible VP

President Infinity next release sneak-peek v. 3.0.0, Windows

President Infinity v. 3.0.0 sneak-peek for Windows has been released!

This sneak-peek adds 2020 (80+ candidates, 5 parties, 28 issues), improves electoral dynamics to keep party %s relatively consistent when starting from primaries, makes debates matter more, fixes a 0% undecideds bug, improves computer player AI, and more.

Note: this version changes spacebarring to close various screens to ‘n’.

(Note: for goals for this release cycle, Spring 2019, see here.)

If you are a President Infinity owner on subscription (or if you purchased President Infinity within the last year), you are eligible for this upgrade.

This is a comprehensive update.

You can download this release by requesting a download e-mail at the link below. From the e-mail, click the link to the web page. On the web-page, there will be a ‘Sneak-peek’ link.

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

Version information: https://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/president-infinity-version-information/

What’s new in this upgrade from the previous sneak-peek (v. 2.9.9).

  • added 2020
  • revised electoral dynamics to keep party %s relatively consistent when starting from primaries
  • debates matter more > debate news stories +2 spin, can have more news stories
  • fixed bug where undecideds were 0% if starting in general election
  • improved computer AI
  • when win convention, story is +2 spin instead of +1
  • fixed bug with viewing momentum bars on map, where would only show 4 of possible 8 and wouldn’t update it clicked up or down candidate arrows
  • improved how momentum bars on map display
  • Editor > Polls > can set party, leader, undecided, and margin of error %s with a decimal place
  • Editor > Endorsers > added search box
  • 2016 > Trump > Debating 5 -> 6
  • 2016 > Trump, Carson > Relations -> Good
  • 2016 > Trump, Huckabee > Relations -> Good
  • 2016 > Endorsers > Ann Coulter > Trump > None -> 50
  • 2016 > fixed some endorsement dates
  • 2016 > Trump > strengthened support committeds in IA, NH, SC

Goals for next releases – Spring 2019

All features are goals, not promises. All dates are estimates. List subject to revision. Spring 2019 cycle is to approximately June 1st, but there will be releases before that with some of the features.

  • Networking is planned for Summer 2019, and applies for all products.
  • Voting blocs is also planned, probably for Summer 2019.

President Infinity

  1. Features already in sneak-peek (Favorability, 0-10 Attributes, Map pop-up info, window resizability) to official.
  2. United States – 2020 (this campaign will then be updated as we move towards 2020). (delivered)
  3. New polling system (created by actual random sampling of population which is now modeled at a low level in game engine, different pollsters with different biases release public polls which player can then weight accordingly, can release internal polls to drive news).
  4. New graphs system (improved charts, works with new polling system including creating best-fits for multiple polls).
  5. Primaries > Can view hypothetical head-to-head match-ups for %s, seats, pop. vote (depends on new polling system, and expands the ability to select the candidate viewing from each party’s primaries introduced in Autumn 2018 but which was only available for Favorability and Momentum).
  6. California Governor – 2018 official campaign added.

Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. and Canada

  1. See President Infinity 1. (delivered), 3., 4.
  2. Australian Preferences. (delivered)

Congress Infinity

  1. See President Infinity 1., 3., 4.

Feedback welcome!

Understanding Candidates’ Attributes

Personal attributes are Leadership, Integrity, Experience, Issue Familiarity, Charisma, Stamina, Debating, Ideologue, and Ambition.

The descriptions for Personal Attributes which are also Issues (Leadership, Integrity, Experience, Issue Familiarity) are as follows (you can see these on the Player Info > Platform screen).

  • 0. Non-existent
  • 1. Extremely Weak
  • 2. Very Weak
  • 3. Weak
  • 4. Below average
  • 5. Average
  • 6. Above average
  • 7. Strong
  • 8. Very Strong
  • 9. Exceptionally Strong
  • 10. Legendary

These values are considered relative to a typical candidate for, in this case, President.

Below, each personal attribute is addressed in specific, including a working definition and how it works in the game.

Leadership

Definition: Leadership is a composite, and includes visionary, strategic, and managerial leadership abilities. These can be demonstrated in government, business, or other organizational leadership roles. It is the ability to inspire or get ‘buy in’ from people to follow and then effectively lead them to the desired result. There are various styles of leadership, from more cooperative to more authoritative to more inspirational, but the important point for game purposes is that it gets results.

Some places a candidate can have demonstrated leadership are

  • Military
  • Business
  • Representative, Mayor, Senator, Governor, Vice-President, President
  • Executive leaders of other organizations
  • Political movements

It’s important to note that it’s not just that they had a leadership role, but the quality of their demonstrated leadership, that affects the Leadership attribute. In some cases, a candidate won’t have a track record, and so the designer will have to make more of an educated guess.

Integrity

Definition: Integrity includes both political integrity (does a politician keep their promises in the public sphere? are they ethical in their public work?) and personal integrity (do they say what they believe or what is expedient? are they hypocritical? do they lie or engage in other obviously deceitful behavior in their personal lives?).

How it works in the game: affects Barnstorming (including Rallies), Scandals being researched on candidate, Spinning scandals by the candidate, Integrity issue.

Experience

Definition: Experience is experience relevant to running a campaign and then being a politician in whatever role they are running for. This would include familiarity with things like barnstorming, interviews, media relations, legislative processes, and so on.

How it works in the game: affects Barnstorming (including Rallies), Spinning, Gaffes, Backfires, Experience issue.

Issue Familiarity

Definition: Issue Familiarity is familiarity with both general aspects of various issues of the day, but also more specific facts. Therefore it helps in particular with interviews and debates.

How it works in the game: affects Barnstorming (including Rallies), Interviews, Debates, Gaffes, Issue Familiarity issue.

Charisma

Charisma includes personal magnetism, charm, and good looks. It comes across when campaigning (whether small-scale barnstorming or large-scale rallies) and also can be capitalized upon for ads or even televised debates.

How it works in the game: affects Barnstorming (including Rallies), Debates, Ads, Fundraising, Speeches, Interviews.

Stamina

Definition: Stamina is personal energy and work ethic. It is not only the ability to work, but the inclination to do so.

How it works in the game: increases Energy Points per day.

Debating

Definition: Debating is the intuitive or trained ability to debate in various formats like televised debates, interviews, town halls, or even dealing with tough questions while barnstorming or hecklers.

How it works in the game: affects Barnstorming, Debates, Interviews.

Ideologue

The Ideologue rating affects the likelihood a computer player will enter the primaries if Undecided, and stay in even if they can’t win.

Ambition

Ambition affects the likelihood that a computer player will enter the primaries if Undecided.