President Forever 2012 – First Screenshots

President Forever 2012, the sequel to President Forever 2008 + Primaries, is nearing initial Beta release.

In the lead up to that, we’ll be releasing some screenshots focusing on some new and different features from President Forever 2008 + Primaries.

Here’s how things look at the start of the general election in P4E12 on Sep. 7th, playing as Mitt Romney:

One difference that’s obvious is that projected Electoral College support for the two parties is arranged left-to-right (Dems on left, Reps on right), and is broken down into levels of support. You can see, in this particular case, that although the Dems have more Electoral Votes (E.V.s) than Reps (296 to 209, with 33 too close to call), their support is soft, with 129 of those in the weakest level of support, while only 28 Rep E.V.s are in the corresponding category.

One new feature is Electoral Vote Swing Info:

Here, you can see which states the respective parties are projected to pick up relative to the previous election, and which ones are too close to call that might change hands (with the party that is technically leading in brackets). This feature also includes the swing in (normalized) E.V.s (not displayed in the above screenshot). So, for the above screenshot, Reps are +29 projected E.V.s from the previous election, and Dems are -62 E.V.s., and this is shown in the same box as the projected swing states. The plus-minus numbers are ‘normalized’, in that state-by-state Electoral Vote distribution may have changed, and so the numbers are normalized to the current election’s state-by-state E.V.s.

This is the start … much more to come!

Release: Prime Minister Forever – Australia 2013 Beta v. 1.3.1

Prime Minister Forever – Australia 2013 Beta v. 1.3.1 has been released.

Note: if you are an owner of Prime Minister Forever – Australia 2010-11, you have been automatically added as a Prime Minister Forever – Australia 2013 owner.

Note: this Beta is for people who have already registered for the 2013 Beta.

To update:

Version information:

2012 Beta scenario for President Forever 2008 + Primaries released

Hi everyone,

We’ve now released a 2012 scenario for President Forever 2008 + Primaries. We consider the scenario to still be a Beta version, so feedback is welcome.

The following pic shows the state of the 2012 Republican primaries in mid-October (when the scenario starts):

Romney has the lead nationally, and Gingrich is in single-digits nationally in 4th place!

There are 2 ways to get the 2012 scenario for P4E8:

1. Redownload and reinstall P4E8.

2. Download the scenario and install it manually.

or if you’re not an owner of P4E8 then:

3. Get P4E8.

Before going any further:

Q. Does this mean you’re not releasing P4E12?
A. No, this is meant as a way to add value for all the P4E8 owners.

Fire away with any feedback on the 2012 scenario as you see fit here!

Release: Prime Minister Forever – Canada 2011 v. 1.2.9

Prime Minister Forever – Canada 2011 v. 1.2.9 has been released.

It adds the ability to do multiple of a given Leader Activity on a turn, and weakens Bloc support in the Canada 2011 scenario, among other things.

To update:

Version information:

Prime Minister Forever – Canada 2011 Development

The next couple weeks, I’ll continue focusing on PM4E Canada 2011. Some of the big things:

1. Candidate editor.

2. Barnstorm multiple ridings.

3. Endorsers give a Ground Ops bonus.

4. Better AI and more advantages for computer players on ‘Hard’, so the computer players are more difficult to beat.

5. If turn parties off, transfer voters in a realistic way (instead of just removing the voters from the game).

I’m aiming for the next release on Friday.