The Political Machine
Game's 2004 predecessor apparently predicted the outcome of the presidential election.
Kalypso Media and Stardock bring you the humorous and irreverent game The Political Machine, a PC strategy game in which players run for President of the United States. Players can choose an existing candidate or can design their own from scratch, then choose a map/scenario to campaign in. From there, players must tackle the issues and battle against their ideological opponent for victory on election day.
The Political Machine will be released on PC 17.10.08 at £19.99
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The irony of the realism
The Political Machine is a PC game. It is designed to be fun. But underneath the covers it is one of the most advanced political simulations that exists. For example, in 2004, The Political Machine 2004 edition accurately predicted the election in June. Stardock's Brad Wardell was asked live on CNBC in June 2004 how the game predicted the outcome. The game correctly predicted that Ohio -- not Florida -- would be the state to watch and whoever won that state would win the election. It also correctly predicted the winner of 48 of the 50 states. Moreover, political junkies will appreciate many of the political consultants and strategies employed in the game such as the use of smear merchants, spin doctors, intimidators, cheer leaders, movie stars, etc. Strategy gamers will appreciate the balanced game mechanics which allows players to research new campaign tactics. The Political Machine isn't just a fun game to play; it's a game that lets players see how the political process works in all its gory detail. Simple to play, difficult to master.
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About Kalypso Media
Specialise in the publishing of interactive media - primarily computer games - Kalypso Media was founded in summer 2006 by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek. A year later, the sister company Kalypso Media UK Ltd. was opened in England and is now led by Andrew Johnson and Charlie Barrett, two experienced members of the Kalypso Media Group management team.