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We intend to create a PM4E Canada 2011, using the latest PM4E engine (Australia 2011).

Any feedback on issues, et cetera, welcome.

Anthony Burgoyne

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With the election call expected over the weekend, is anybody working on this scenario?

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We intend to create a PM4E Canada 2011, using the latest PM4E engine (Australia 2011).

Any feedback on issues, et cetera, welcome.

Anthony Burgoyne

Lead Designer

270soft.com

Where gaming gets political!

Looking forward to it. I enjoy the PM4E games a lot. :)

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Well, Tony, there's not much that I can tell you that you probably don't already know. The economy will play a big role in the campaign, so should be an issue. Jet fighters too, for sure.

Here is a few issues

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/9020293.html

I want to be one of the first to buy this game, so let me know the minute it comes out. I've been around since this was 80soft and just sold P4E, so any discounts for a longtime customer? ;-)

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May I also suggest that when viewing election results, it says the party name or abbreviation next to the candidate name?

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I always hoped they'd figure out a way to show the individual results of each candidate down to the vote. When I've seen candidates at 40% and 40% win, I've often wondered by how much they won. 10 votes? 100 votes? 1 vote?

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Some important issues will most likely be: Economy, ethics, Libya, LIB-NDP-BLOC coalition, military spending, and business tax (specifically the corporate tax cuts).

Consider increasing Harper's experience to five (unless this is reserved exclusively for PM's with majorities)

Consider decreasing Harper's integrity to two (This is a tough one. There have been several small ethics issues recently. Harmless on their own, but significant when combined.)

Layton's stamina should be decreased due to his illness.

I'd prefer a President Forever-style election night, with a map of all ridings flipping colours as the evening progresses.

Something akin to this (except with metropolitan areas separated and enlarged):

http://www.blogto.com/tech/2008/10/cbc_maps_election_results/

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The game engine we'll be using has this.

Anthony Burgoyne

Lead Designer

270soft.com

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I always hoped they'd figure out a way to show the individual results of each candidate down to the vote. When I've seen candidates at 40% and 40% win, I've often wondered by how much they won. 10 votes? 100 votes? 1 vote?

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Do you mean the local candidates' names?

Anthony Burgoyne

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May I also suggest that when viewing election results, it says the party name or abbreviation next to the candidate name?

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Thanks - noted. On Harper's Integrity - I tend toward erring on the side of caution with this one, and so giving him the same as in 2008. A higher than average Corruption rating (a new campaign attribute) is possible, but several minor scandals don't really suggest that to me. Open to debate on this.

Anthony Burgoyne

Lead Designer

270soft.com

Where gaming gets political!

Some important issues will most likely be: Economy, ethics, Libya, LIB-NDP-BLOC coalition, military spending, and business tax (specifically the corporate tax cuts).

Consider increasing Harper's experience to five (unless this is reserved exclusively for PM's with majorities)

Consider decreasing Harper's integrity to two (This is a tough one. There have been several small ethics issues recently. Harmless on their own, but significant when combined.)

Layton's stamina should be decreased due to his illness.

I'd prefer a President Forever-style election night, with a map of all ridings flipping colours as the evening progresses.

Something akin to this (except with metropolitan areas separated and enlarged):

http://www.blogto.com/tech/2008/10/cbc_maps_election_results/

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To those with the 2008 version:

Which 2008 map do you prefer, the Regular or Wonk version (and why)?

Anthony Burgoyne

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Any suggestions for interviewers? We currently have:

CTV News

CBC Newsworld

The National

CBC Radio

Anthony Burgoyne

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I also enjoy the Wonk map in preference to the older map because of the ability to micromanage smaller regional groups of ridings, especially in the complex political/cultural areas of Quebec.

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Any suggestions for interviewers? We currently have:

CTV News

CBC Newsworld

The National

CBC Radio

Anthony Burgoyne

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Global News?

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I much prefer the Wonk map as it's more realistic.

I also wish they could do the flipping back and forth thing. Like when you're watching each individual poll result come in, the riding goes back and forth between 2,3,or even four candidates. Can that be simulated?

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Any suggestions for interviewers? We currently have:

CTV News

CBC Newsworld

The National

CBC Radio

Anthony Burgoyne

Lead Designer

270soft.com

Where gaming gets political!

I could also recommend Global TV but I think the four you have are good.

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I prefer the wonk map, too. It makes the lists of ridings in the more densely populated areas such as Ontario and Quebec feel much more manageable.

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Thanks - noted. On Harper's Integrity - I tend toward erring on the side of caution with this one, and so giving him the same as in 2008. A higher than average Corruption rating (a new campaign attribute) is possible, but several minor scandals don't really suggest that to me. Open to debate on this.

Anthony Burgoyne

Lead Designer

270soft.com

Where gaming gets political!

Agreed re: scandals. They don't seem to have gained traction with the electorate at the time the election was called. That doesn't stop government ethics from being an issue of high or very-high importance however.

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To those with the 2008 version:

Which 2008 map do you prefer, the Regular or Wonk version (and why)?

Anthony Burgoyne

Lead Designer

270soft.com

Where gaming gets political!

Wonk edition. I find it's more realistic for regional purposes.

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Yes. Election night has streaming results, including at the constituency level.

Anthony Burgoyne

Lead Designer

270soft.com

Where gaming gets political!

I much prefer the Wonk map as it's more realistic.

I also wish they could do the flipping back and forth thing. Like when you're watching each individual poll result come in, the riding goes back and forth between 2,3,or even four candidates. Can that be simulated?

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I also find the Wonk Map more realistic.

BTW, Layton should be given a 2 on stamina. Ignatieff should be a 3 on experience, Layton a 4, Harper a 5, Duceppe a 5, May a 3.

For the French language bonus, let's put Harper, Ignatieff and Layton at +1, May at 0 and Duceppe at +2.

Other medias:

Radio-Canada

TVA

A-Channel

OMNI TV

CITY TV

Endorsers for each "Wonk" region:

The Globe and Mail

The Toronto Star

The National Post

The Vancouver Sun

The Province

The Winnipeg Free Press

The Star-Phoenix

The Calgary Herald

The Edmonton Journal

The Toronto Sun

The Ottawa Citizen

La Presse

Le Devoir

Le Soleil (Quebec City)

Montreal Gazette

The Chronicle-Herald

MacLean's

Canadian Labour Congress

Council of Canadians

FTQ

Fraser Institute

Montreal Economic Institute

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

David Suzuki Foundation

Greenpeace

Sierra Club

An idea, on very small margins, could we ask for a recount as in real life?

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