Presidency

  • Simulation
  • AtomicDouche
  • 10 months ago
  • 64th

Description

ABOUT PRESIDENCY
You're running for office, and the last week before election day, you realize you don't know anything about politics! Game includes: procedural generated questions; opponents and more!

Looks a bit boring, don't ya thing?

CONTROLS
Use your mouse to navigate the questions.

  • [YES] changes your opinion by +5 percentage points.
  • [FIRM YES] changes your opinion by +10 percentage points.
  • [NO OPINION] changes your opinion by 0 percentage points.
  • [NO] the opposite of yes.
  • [FIRM NO] the opposite of firm yes.

HOW TO PLAY
if you you don't wanna read this, I'm sure you'll have fun anyway.
A word salad of a question appears in front of you. You know your opinion on the subjects, but if you want to win, you gotta make a sacrifice for the voters. This means, through trial and error finding your party's ideals for:

  • Taxes
  • The army
  • Freedom

(tip: use your opponent, who actually knows a little about politics (but is still trying to figure his own opinions out) to your advantage - remember he's on the opposite side of the political spectrum!) You'll also get visual feedback about your voters ideals, now you just gotta remember that for the next time a similar question comes up. You have to check the polls every 3 rounds, and that's when a day passes.

GAMEPLAY PROBLEMS

  • The voters aren't split equally from the beginning, this means you might have a bigger/smaller chance of winning from the start. That's just unfair!
  • There's no confetti on the day before election day? That's a bit too serious.
  • There should totally have been a timer on the questions as Greymanz6 pointed out.
  • Maybe the game is a bit too long.

CREDITS
Music:

  • theme: Frederik K.
  • ambience: /u/Haxen

Sound & Art:

  • /u/AtomicDouche

Programming & Design:

  • /uguessedit/AtomicDouche

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  • Kwisarts
    Kwisarts Kwisarts 41
    9 months ago

    "You're out tireing and you decide to approach the nearest mah. You continue each other, and they ask the skinny question: Will the bath be taxed if you're elected?" I mean... what am I supposed to reply to that...

    • It's sometimes unclear what your voters want. So it sometims just feel like it's random. Some moment, voting no for taxes is good, sometimes it's not. It's hard to figure out what you're expected to do to win.
    • So my trick to win was to reply the right answer for what was generally right then no opinion in everything else and... that's how I won.

    Having no opinion is great.

    • The proceduraly generated text is awesome! ... but it sometimes makes so little sense that it's not really funny anymore.
    • The game is text based, but the text is not optimal. It would have been nice to work more on the font. For instance, it had close to no separation between lines, which made it harder to read.
  • Panda-K
    Panda-K Panda-K 9
    9 months ago

    The (procedurally generated?) text was hilarious! I wasn't sure whether I needed to be watching the opponents overall position or how it was changing in order to figure out my own... Either way, I lost by a landslide and had fun doing it (maybe I shouldn't have strongly agreed that I would pinch the military in a good way ?)

  • Fachewachewa
    Fachewachewa Fachewachewa 36
    9 months ago

    This is a really funny concept, but it really needed some work on the presentation. That weird because the title / end / confettis are nice, but you kept the default font which is barely readable here.

    Also the polls are a little unclear. It looks like a bug where some UI disappeared, but the question and answers are still here even if you can't click them.

  • Jupiter Hadley
    Jupiter Hadley Jupiter Hadley 9
    9 months ago

    There are some weird questions, but it is an interesting game. I included it in my GM48: Countdown compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look. :) https://youtu.be/FLG_K_tPT2c

  • Ramkey
    Ramkey Ramkey 3
    10 months ago

    I had the feeling that every opinion that is my opinion is not the opinion of the public. Either It's because I'm not into politics or it's because my opinions are weird.

  • Grey M.
    Grey M. Grey M. 2
    10 months ago

Post-mortem

There doesn't seem to be anything here.