We're a team of two from San Francisco, originally from Finland, doing some design and coding in Node.js!
A game where you get to compete in American national election against your online opponents! Choose your values wisely and research state electoral vote counts, since they affect your final outcome.
The game is about competing in the presidential election. Initially, you don't know anything about people's voting preferences. Your task is to choose your side in four different political values, including taxation, diversity, healthcare and gun control, and try to find the optimal route for your political strategy to win as many electoral votes as possible. You can change your mind at any point in the game in each value category. In the multiplayer mode, your opponent will do the same, and will compete of the same states than you. In the end, you'll know who won!
The game works with the regular web browser and mouse.
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A little more feedback on how my policies were making an effect. Perhaps a numerical indicator of the change above each state it had an impact (or even just a ^ or v character).
great work! i like this game design and fun about current affairs :)
It's an interesting concept for a game, though I found it pretty confusing myself. Politics are so bizarre >_
This simulator has a nice design. I thought the TV effect was a little much. Overall, everything was simple and generally fun. I'm not really sure about the what innovation this brings, but it was well designed and was fun. Good job, guys!
nice execution! would love to see more options, and more tips of how i can gain more votes... or i'm just a terrible nominee :P
I'm missing more feedback from the game. For example, why were some buttons blocked (red cross on it)? Why didn't the Breaking News adapt? What is the other end of the scales I have to choose from?
Fun take on simplifying politics into a game. Some feedback from the different states such as smily faces indifferent faces and sad faces would probably help to make clicking the buttons more meaningful.
Really neat concept and great design! I like how it looks like the user is watching this on TV. Some in-game tips for a first-time player on how to up the vote count would be something good to add for later.
Fun game, loved the screen effect of the TV. Would love to see polished version of it in real life. Make it multiplayer and multi-option strategy rather than binary (support vs against). First time user experience/tips/guide on what different states population like, can be added to make it less confusing for some users. Game can act as learning guide for them regarding elections/politics.
Love that it is easy to play and that you learn something from it quickly!
This is a really neat concept. I'd like to see this as a full featured game.
Something difficult to master (and that only uses four aspects), but entertains you for a while.
Pretty interesting look at the gross over-simplification of political policies :P It took me a bit to figure out what i was actually meant to be doing - some more info/metrics would be cool. 👍