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« on: March 23, 2012, 10:08:21 am »
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Hi,

Let me introduce an election game I've been working on.

It is a multilayer online strategy election game, where your job is to help your candidate win the U.S. presidential election.


http://www.your-election-game.com

It is still a work in progress (and probably allways will be), but it has been fully functional from the start.

It is a two player game, where you make decisions for your candidate on how to raise money and where to spend it campaigning. Each turn you get the latest poll results and select actions what campaign actions your candidate will do and where.

At the end of the game it is election night and one candidate will celebrate.

I am always glad for any suggestions on what to do to make the game more interesting.

Right now I am working on improving the part where the actions are selected. Mostly setting up a field that will display what each action will cost, when the player chooses it.

I am also working on making it possible to delete multiple online message at once.

Future plans are to add events like debates. To set up fixed actions and costs like state campaign headquarters, so you do not have to select the same actions every turn.

I am also thinking over a game-design for a social election game like on Facebook.

Let me know what you think.
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 10:58:59 am »
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I signed up, but when I click on the confirmation link in the email, I get this message:

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Your registration could not be confirmed.
No unconfirmed user matches the username submitted."

My username is bjs123.
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 11:55:03 am »
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I signed up, but when I click on the confirmation link in the email, I get this message:

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Your registration could not be confirmed.
No unconfirmed user matches the username submitted."

My username is bjs123.


I get the same error.
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012, 07:30:59 pm »
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I signed up, but when I click on the confirmation link in the email, I get this message:

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Your registration could not be confirmed.
No unconfirmed user matches the username submitted."

My username is bjs123.


drats! This bug is frustrating. The confirmation should work if you copy the link into your browser. In HTML-Mails it gets messed up so sometimes a click on the link doesn't work.

To save you the trouble I have manually confirmed you and Charles Barton. You should be able to log in now.

If anyone else is having trouble registering just forward the confirmation e-mail to info@yourelection.net and I will confirm you manually.
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2012, 04:17:13 pm »
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OK I have found out why the confirmation is not working. It seems that clicking on the link calls the confirmation page without the user information. This of course is bound to fail. If you copy the link and paste it into your browser the confirmation should work.
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2012, 05:18:23 pm »
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Still not working for me.
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2012, 11:20:14 am »
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Just forward the e-mail to the address he gave. It worked for me.

If anyone wants to join my election, it's 'Standard Election - Matt Hawthorne'
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2012, 04:03:03 pm »
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Still not working for me.

hmm... you should be able to login with the username and password you registered with. If not try the "forgot password" link. If that doesn't work please let me know the exact error message.

sorry for the troubles.
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2012, 04:13:14 pm »
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Alright, it's working for me now. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2012, 04:17:10 pm »
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Alright, it's working for me now. Smiley

:-)
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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2012, 08:48:49 am »
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The link isn't working for me, but I forwarded you the confirmation email.
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2012, 04:51:47 pm »
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The link isn't working for me, but I forwarded you the confirmation email.

Ok I've confirmed your registration. You should be able to login now.

@all interested: Just a reminder, until I fix the bug, please copy the link into your browser instead of clicking on it. The confirmation should work that way.

Thanks
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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2012, 05:41:19 pm »
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Thanks a bunch!

I tried copying and pasting the link, but when I tried it this morning it didn't work either. That's why i sent you an email.
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« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2012, 05:51:09 pm »
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My confirmation isn't working. My username is A-Bob
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« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2012, 06:50:57 am »
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Well, this certainly looks interesting. Can't wait till it starts.
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« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2012, 08:18:39 pm »
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Well, this certainly looks interesting. Can't wait till it starts.
I think it already has.
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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2012, 08:06:42 am »
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My game started today. I'm surprised I don't see anyone else playing on here. It's fun.
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« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2012, 10:37:23 am »
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I'll play you once my game's over (soon). What's your username?
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« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2012, 06:46:01 am »
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I forwarded you the confirmation email.
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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2012, 06:21:35 am »
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Looks pretty interesting, I signed up and forwarded you the confirmation email.
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« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2012, 06:22:46 pm »
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Sorry I got really bogged down.

I did finally get out the new release of the game. More in this blog post

http://www.yourelection.net/2012/08/new-version-of-the-election-game/

Good news for those following this thread (hopefully) is that the link in the confirmation mail should now work.

I am hoping to update the game now more frequently. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.
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« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2012, 02:40:28 pm »
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I finally got a major feature done that I've been working on for quite a while. The game now has an in-game-forum or bulletin board. Finally players can communicate with each other.

Shame on me it took me until yesterday to get the number of elector in each state up-to-date.

Next up on my list of things to do is slightly change the candidate actions. It think it is a little tedious repeating action turn after turn especially when the candidates treasure chest is filled to the rim. I am looking for a way to have fixed costs. This would be things like state offices or staff.

The next major project is to develop an artificial intelligence so that players can also compete alone against the computer an not always have to wait for fellow players.
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« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2012, 06:12:45 am »
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Third party candidates?
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« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2012, 12:48:56 am »
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I had them in the very first alpha version of the game. They added enough complexity to the game that I put the idea on ice for the time being.

How would you like to see third party candidates in the game?
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« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2012, 05:43:11 pm »
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For those of you with a smart phone, I just updated the election game. It now has a smart phone friendly version. No extra URL. The game should notice its being shown on a mobile device and adjust itself.

Let me know what you think!
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