The Political Machine 2020

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The Political Machine 2020 features brand new unique ideology trees for the candidates, which allows them to play very differently from each other.
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About The Political Machine 2020

About this game

Let the campaign begin!

Win the hearts and minds of America’s voters and take the 2020 presidential election by storm in this exciting political strategy game. Candidates include current Democratic front-runners like Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg, as well as Internet favorites such as Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard. Republican candidates include Donald Trump, George W. Bush and Mitt Romney. Players can also design their own candidates to take on the campaign trail and give their opponents a real run for the White House.

The Political Machine 2020 features brand new unique ideology trees for the candidates, which allows them to play very differently from each other. Throughout the game, you’ll visit Town Halls to gain ideology points that you will be able to spend to own certain issues. For instance, Bernie Sanders has ‘Medicare for All’ as an issue he can own, while Donald Trump can use points to purchase the ‘Build the Wall’ issue.

Each issue is modded on a per-state basis with their voter support based on data in order to allow for an accurate simulation of how those issues will play out in different states. It’s important to win 270 votes in the electoral college, so you’ll need to pay attention to what issues voters care about in the swing states. What plays well in Texas or California might hurt you in Ohio or Florida.

The Political Machine 2020 is a complete rewrite of the original version with vastly improved graphics and a more sophisticated simulation that combines polling data, voter enthusiasm, and the most recent US census results to deliver a game that is both fun to play for casual players, and realistic enough for political wonks.

Do you think you have what it takes? Take to the campaign trail and show the nation why you should be the next President of the United States of America!

Core Features

  • Spread your Ideology - Participate in Town Hall events to earn ideology points and solidify your position on hot issues with your voters.
  • Generate Enthusiasm - Use your power and money to purchase ads to discredit your opponent and influence voters. The greater enthusiasm your base has for an issue, the more effective your ad campaigns will be.
  • Choose your Candidate - Play as one of several candidates, each with their own custom stats like stamina, intelligence, charisma, media bias, and more.
  • Manage your Campaign Budget - Purchase advertisements, travel across the country to campaign, and hire operatives to enhance your PR or cripple your opponent. Be wary - if you overspend and need extra cash, it might come from somewhere that will shake voters’ confidence in you!
  • Create a Candidate - Customize your own front runner and race for the White House.
  • Practice your Politics - A sophisticated underlying simulation model uses census data and real issues to test your political savvy.
  • Be Ready for Anything - Torrid affairs, natural disasters, email scandals, and other “breaking news” events can pop up and change the direction of the campaign for better or worse.
  • Check your Standings - With poll tracking and leaderboards, you can see how well people are playing as their candidates or what issues they are supporting over time.

Game Details

Release Date:
January 01, 2020
Developer:
Stardock Entertainment
Publisher:
Stardock Entertainment
Supported Languages:
English
Franchise:
The Political Machine
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 8 / 10 64-bit
  • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 / Radeon HD 3600 or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Unsupported video chipsets: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel GMA X3100, Intel GMA 950

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: 3 GHz Intel Core i5 or Equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 / Radeon HD 3600 or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Unsupported video chipsets: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel GMA X3100, Intel GMA 950

Product Requirements

Minimum:
MacOS Catalina or better (10.15.4)
1.4 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor
4 GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT / ATI Radeon HD 3870 / Intel HD Graphics 4600
500 MB Hard Disk Space

Recommended:
MacOS Catalina or better (10.15.4)
2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor
8 GB RAM
Intel Iris Graphics or better
500 MB Hard Disk Space

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, The Political Machine 2020 is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 8 / 10 64-bit
  • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 / Radeon HD 3600 or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Unsupported video chipsets: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel GMA X3100, Intel GMA 950
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: 3 GHz Intel Core i5 or Equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 / Radeon HD 3600 or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Unsupported video chipsets: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel GMA X3100, Intel GMA 950
Minimum:
MacOS Catalina or better (10.15.4)
1.4 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor
4 GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT / ATI Radeon HD 3870 / Intel HD Graphics 4600
500 MB Hard Disk Space
Recommended:
MacOS Catalina or better (10.15.4)
2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor
8 GB RAM
Intel Iris Graphics or better
500 MB Hard Disk Space
The Political Machine 2020 was released on January 01, 2020
Yes, The Political Machine 2020 supports MacOS.
The Political Machine 2020 is published by Stardock Entertainment
The Political Machine 2020 was developed by Stardock Entertainment
Fanatical users tagged The Political Machine 2020 as Time Management, Political Sim, Turn-Based Strategy, and Base Building
Fanatical users tagged The Political Machine 2020 as Political, Politics, Competitive, and Management
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Political Machine 2020 as having PvP
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Political Machine 2020 as having PvE
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Political Machine 2020 as having Character Customization
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Political Machine 2020 as Time Management
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Political Machine 2020 as Political Sim
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Political Machine 2020 as Turn-Based Strategy

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