Favorability feature sneak-peek

The Favorability feature for President Infinity is coming along. Here you can see how Romney’s Favorability scores in 2012 for Utah vs. Washington, D.C. are distributed vs. % of eligible voter.

These numbers were generated from the existing 2012 campaign, using only the percentages data available. Although the algorithm for doing this is still in early stages, they still look generally reasonable at this point. You can also see the overall Favorability rating in the top right.

The electorate is now modeled with ‘persons’ who in turn represent 1/10,000th of the eligible voters. This means the electorate is modeled to 0.01 of a % (1/100th of 1%). This is a huge change from the previous game engine, which only had basically 4 numbers for each candidate (% committed, % leaning, % undecided, and % alienated), and involved simply adding or subtracting numbers from those categories based on momentum.

Each of these ‘persons’ in the new game engine has Favorability ratings for each candidate, and the %s are then generated by adding up each ‘person’s’ first place candidate. Favorability in the game is a bit different from how the word is usually defined in real life. In the game, it means just how much a person prefers a given candidate. So, whichever candidate has a higher Favorability score gets that person’s vote, unless it falls below a certain threshold, in which case they become alienated.

The strength of this approach is in more realistically modeling electoral dynamics, such as sudden collapses or meteoric rises, independents choosing between parties based on the eventual nominees, and so on. It also brings the game engine a big step closer to allowing electoral blocs.

Feedback welcome!

Congress Infinity v. 2.9.2 released!

Congress Infinity v. 2.9.2 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This update fixes a scandals bug, and adds a temporary file when saving.

(Note: for goals for this release cycle, Autumn 2018, see here.)

If you are a Congress Infinity owner on subscription (or if you purchased Congress 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.

To update:

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

Version information:

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

What’s new in this upgrade

  • fixed scandals bug which caused computer players to release unfinished scandals
  • 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

President Infinity next release sneak-peek v. 2.9.1, Windows only

President Infinity v. 2.9.1 sneak-peek for Windows has been released! (Mac coming soon.)

This sneak-peek adds the 0-10 attributes system, map info when move mouse, and more.

v. 2.9.1 also fixes a scandals bug from v. 2.9.0.

(Note: for goals for this release cycle, Autumn 2018, see here.)

Note that the above image is to display the 0-10 attributes system – 2020 is not included yet in President Infinity.

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.

  • 1-5 -> 0-10 attributes system
  • if move mouse across map, will show info for region mouse on
  • allows for increasing the size of windows (for high-resolution or high-DPI displays)
  • Editor > Regions > fundamental regions > added exemptions for shifts, for regions where you want to specify %s without the shifts
  • Editor > Basics > More > can set tied color
  • if move window, windows opened from it will center within it
  • 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
  • v. 2.9.1 fixes a scandals bug

President Infinity next release sneak-peek v. 2.9.0, Windows only

President Infinity v. 2.9.0 sneak-peek for Windows has been released! (Mac coming soon.)

This sneak-peek adds the 0-10 attributes system, map info when move mouse, and more.

(Note: for goals for this release cycle, Autumn 2018, see here.)

Note that the above image is to display the 0-10 attributes system – 2020 is not included yet in President Infinity.

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.

  • 1-5 -> 0-10 attributes system
  • if move mouse across map, will show info for region mouse on
  • allows for increasing the size of windows (for high-resolution or high-DPI displays)
  • Editor > Regions > fundamental regions > added exemptions for shifts, for regions where you want to specify %s without the shifts
  • Editor > Basics > More > can set tied color
  • if move window, windows opened from it will center within it
  • 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

Congress Infinity v. 2.9.0 released!

Congress Infinity v. 2.9.0 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This updates the House – 2018 campaign to bring it in line with the Senate – 2018 campaign, adds an official Senate – 2010 campaign, and allows for campaign designers to set surrogate images to the default. It also fixes a bug with scandals in v. 2.8.9.

(Note: for goals for this release cycle, Autumn 2018, see here.)

If you are a Congress Infinity owner on subscription (or if you purchased Congress 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.

To update:

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

Version information:

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

What’s new in this upgrade

  • House 2018 > Surrogates > updated to largely match Senate – 2018
  • House 2018 > Issues > added ‘Supreme Court Nomination’
  • House 2018 > Events > updated to match Senate – 2018
  • added Senate – 2010
  • Editor > Surrogate > if has images, can set to default
  • fixes scandal bug from v. 2.8.9 (scandals were too likely to be created)

Congress Infinity v. 2.8.9 released!

Congress Infinity v. 2.8.9 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This updates the House – 2018 campaign to bring it in line with the Senate – 2018 campaign, adds an official Senate – 2010 campaign, and allows for campaign designers to set surrogate images to the default.

(Note: for goals for this release cycle, Autumn 2018, see here.)

If you are a Congress Infinity owner on subscription (or if you purchased Congress 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.

To update:

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

Version information:

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

What’s new in this upgrade

  • House 2018 > Surrogates > updated to largely match Senate – 2018
  • House 2018 > Issues > added ‘Supreme Court Nomination’
  • House 2018 > Events > updated to match Senate – 2018
  • added Senate – 2010
  • Editor > Surrogate > if has images, can set to default

Focus going forward

What an epic couple of days!

The focus for the next while will be on

  1. Finishing up the Congress Infinity update.
  2. Releasing President Infinity with the features in Congress Infinity (in particular, the 0-10 attributes system).
  3. Releasing President Infinity with Favorability.

This will probably take us to the end of November, and then updates to Prime Minister Infinity will happen incorporating those changes.

Thanks everyone for your feedback and support!

 

Congress Infinity v. 2.8.8 released!

Congress Infinity v. 2.8.8 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This adds the 0-10 attribute system (from 1-5), more contextual info to the Electoral Vote Info Screen, updates the Senate – 2018 campaign (including recent events), and more!

(Note: for goals for this release cycle, Autumn 2018, see here.)

If you are a Congress Infinity owner on subscription (or if you purchased Congress 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.

To update:

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

Version information:

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

What’s new in this upgrade

  • 1-5 -> 0-10 attributes system
  • 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
  • Senate 2018 > Surrogates > Dems > added Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren
  • Senate 2018 > Surrogates > Reps > added Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, Lindsey Graham
  • Senate 2018 > Surrogates > Reps > Trump > Barnstorming 4 -> 5
  • Senate 2018 > Surrogates > Dems > Obama > Fundraising 4 -> 3
  • Senate 2018 > Issues > updated Supreme Court Nomination image from U.S. flag to ‘Courts’
  • Senate 2018 > Events > added “250,000 new jobs in October, 3.7% unemployment lowest since 1969” for Nov. 1st, 2018, +2 momentum to center-right and right on Trump Support
  • Senate 2018 > Events > added “U.S. now world’s top energy producer” for Nov. 1st, 2018, Energy issue
  • Senate 2018 > Events > added “Bombs sent to prominent Democrats” for Oct. 24th, 2018, -1 momentum to center-right, right, far-right on Trump Support
  • Senate 2018 > Events > added “Bomber arrested – Cesar Sayoc Trump fan” for Oct. 26th, 2018, -1 momentum to center-right, right, far-right on Trump Support
  • Senate 2018 > Events > added “Synagogue shooting by Nazi” for Oct. 27th, 2018, Gun Control issue
  • Senate 2018 > Events > added “Migrant caravan heading to U.S. from Central America” for Oct. 18th, 2018, raises Immigration profile by 1
  • Senate 2018 > Events > added “Trump sends 5,000 military personnel to border” for Oct. 26th, 2018, Immigration issue
  • Senate 2018 > Events > added various Khashoggi events for Oct. 2nd – Oct. 23rd, 2018, Leadership issue
  • Sim Screen > fixed bug where win wasn’t counted if won seats but not popular vote
  • fixes save-load bug from previous sneak-peek (v. 2.8.7) release