100 days to go!

100 days before Iowa’s caucuses on Feb. 1st, 2016! Iowa is the first state in the primaries calendar.

This means that each day is 1% of the remaining time before the first caucuses.

New Hampshire ‘s primary is Feb. 9th.

Congress Infinity – Version Ericson – 2.0.2

Congress Infinity – v. Ericson – 2.0.2 for Windows and Mac has been released!

If you are a Congress Infinity owner, you are eligible for this release.

What’s new in this upgrade

  • Large number of changes to the interface
  • Bug fixes
  • Surrogates can fundraise
  • Election night updated
  • Main Screen > Senate > if there is only one campaign in a state, will show candidate names instead of generic party names (ex. 2016 Nevada will have ‘Sandoval’ and ‘Cortez Masto’ instead of ‘Republican’ and ‘Democrat’)
  • Main Screen > now displays days until election, when hover over shows election date
  • 2016 > Senate > Florida-3 > Marco Rubio -> Ron DeSantis, Strength 4 -> 3, 53% -> 50%
  • 2016 > Senate > Florida-3 > Debbie Wasserman Schultz -> Patrick Murphy, 47% -> 50%
  • 2016 > Senate > Nevada-3 > Harry Reid -> Catherine Cortez Masto, Strength 4 -> 3
  • 2016 > Senate > Maryland-3 > Barbara Mikulski -> Chris Van Hollen, 61% -> 60%
  • 2016 > Senate > Maryland-3 > Rep > 37% -> 40%
  • 2016 > Senate > California-3 > Barbara Boxer -> Kamala Harris, Strength 4 -> 3
  • 2016 > Senate > Indiana-3 > Dan Coats -> Eric Holcomb, 56% -> 55%
  • 2016 > Senate > Indiana-3 > Dem > 39% -> 40%
  • 2016 > Senate > Ohio-3 > Dem > Bob Hagan -> Ted Strickland, Strength 2 -> 3, 45% -> 50%
  • 2016 > Senate > Ohio-3 > Rob Portman > 55% -> 50%
  • Main Screen > Surrogates > Barnstorming > “Boosting Wickers” -> “Boosting Brian Sandoval (REP),” for example
  • Research Screen > fixed bug where could only leak first scandal if multiple ones hadn’t leaked yet
  • Main Screen, Player Info Screen > removed Energy icon (not used currently)
  • News Stories > “Campaign Too Negative?” story now is about issue player is actually attacking on in that player’s theme
  • House 2016 > fixed election date
  • Senate 2016 and 2014, House 2016 and 2014 > set %s for committed, leaning, and undecided Rep and Dem to same

You can download this release by requesting a download e-mail at the link below.

What’s coming up in future updates, listed in terms of priority

  • Campaign Editor expanded
  • Help File expanded
  • Historical campaigns to 1990

All feedback welcome!

Important: when you receive the e-mail, you will want to download the file from the “win congress infinity” or “mac congress infinity” link.

If for some reason there is no “win congress infinity” or “mac congress infinity” link in your e-mail and you are a Congress Infinity owner, please notify us and we will fix that for you.

To update:


Version information:


Upcoming Congress Infinity – Version Amundsen – Test Release – 1.7.8

Hi everyone,

This post will keep track of changes to the upcoming version of Congress Infinity v. Amundsen – Test Release – 1.7.8, and includes an estimated release date for it (as with any estimate, this can change).

Est. release date: Saturday, November 15th.

Changes so far (this list will be updated as changes are implemented on this side, these changes will not be available until the version is released):

  • Theme Screen > view all players > changed names
  • Platform Screen > now shows issue positions (ex. ‘Center-Right’, ‘Center-Left’, and so on)
  • Campaign Editor > added initial Regions Screen
  • Added Senate 2016
  • Election Night > there is now an ‘x-‘ before an incumbent candidate’s name
  • Election Night, Strategy Screen, Electoral Info Screen > there is now a ‘y-‘ before a candidate’s name if there’s no incumbent but they are from the incumbent party
  • Election Night > a candidate in the table on the right side now takes up two lines to allow more room for name
  • Campaign Editor > added edit buttons for campaign and leader blurbs, which allow you see the entire blurb while editing
  • Senate 2014 > updated state populations to Census Bureau estimates (July 1, 2012)
  • Senate 2014 > updated state eligible voters
  • Senate 2014 > modified turnout percentage

President Infinity for Mac is now available!

President Infinity for Mac

President Infinity for Mac is very close to official release. You can get it now, and immediately have access to the latest test release, and then also receive the official release when that happens.

President Infinity will continue to be updated as we move towards Nov. 2016.

(Note: President Forever 2016 is now President Infinity.)

You can get it here


President Infinity for Mac requirements:

OS X 10.8 and higher.

For information on what the latest version contains, see here.

Mac President Infinity – Version Amundsen – Test Release – 1.6.9

(Note: President Forever 2016 has been renamed to President Infinity.)

Mac President Infinity v. Amundsen – Test Release – 1.6.9 has been released!

This is the third President Infinity release for Mac. If you are a President Infinity for Mac owner, you are eligible for this upgrade.

This update makes a significant number of bug fixes, as well as most of the changes included in the Windows v. 1.6.6.-1.6.8. This is still a Beta, there are known bugs.


  • The save and load dialog boxes don’t filter properly, so you can see files besides the .sav files.
  • Campaigns created with the Campaign Editor cannot be loaded in the Select Campaign Screen. This is the top bug to fix for the next release.

To update:


Version information:


Mac President Forever 2016 – Version Amundsen – Test Release – 1.6.4


Our very first Mac for President Forever 2016 Test Release has been released!

Note: this is a Test Release. There are known problems (described below). If you encounter another problem, please let us know and we will add it to the list.

How to install:

If you are a Kickstarter backer with a Mac P4E16 reward, you should have received an e-mail notifying you the Test Release is available. If not, you can contact us. Alternately, you can go here.

You can then go to the web-site, and request a download e-mail.

Download the p4e16.app.dmg file through the link in the download e-mail.

You may get a warning when downloading or installing the game. This is because we are waiting for certification from Apple, which takes a couple weeks.

Run it, which will create a new virtual drive on your desktop.

Open the drive (if it doesn’t automatically open), and move the ‘p4e16’ app file to your Applications folder.

You can then move the dmg file to the trash if desired.


OS X 10.7 Lion or higher.

A few things that haven’t been implemented yet:

  • Some of the graphics are still being fine-tuned.
  • Mac functionality to close a window instead of quit an application from the main window.
  • Sounds are not complete.
  • Inline Help system is not complete.
  • Help file is not complete.
  • Campaign Editor is not activated.
  • Images have pixelation on Retina displays.
  • DMG file will be made more intuitive for install.

Things fixed or changed for the forthcoming version:

  • Can now modify issue positions for all issues, not just the first one

Currently, the Mac version is available only to Kickstarter backers with that reward. We’ll be opening it up once we’ve moved to an official release, including ordering directly from the 270soft site and also from the App Store.

There are bound to be some bumps and hiccups in the roll-out, I’ll do my best to remedy these as I become aware of them.

What you can expect next:

  • Continued work with subsequent Test Releases for Mac, addressing the issues above and more.
  • For Windows users, a Test Release for Windows fairly soon.
  • Implementation of remaining rewards from the Kickstarter campaign, which will be fully implemented for the first official release.

Thanks everyone for your support! I’m excited to move forward with our first cross-platform app!