A deck building game where you build your campaign plans, raise cash and gain power in a drive to win the White House.
Prez Games takes the popular deck building mechanic to new levels, fusing it with slot machine and match three gaming genres, with a lot of playful satire thrown in.
Our goal is to poke fun at the process, not the characters themselves, thus appealing to players of all political persuasions.
The goal in Prez Games is to win the presidency of the United States by being the first player to collect 270 electoral votes. Easy, right?
Although easy to learn, a player quickly realizes there are many strategies that can be used, including a lot of bluffing and brinkmanship. Just like the real thing when you think about it!
Prez Games is built with Unity3d, and will play on:
- Web (Chrome App, Flash, Facebook, Kongegrate, etc.)
- Mac OS
- Windows PC
Game Types are Pass & Play, Online Head to Head, and Solo.
Prez Games will derive income through the freemium model. With the free download, players will get free virtual candidates Mitt Romney and Barrack Obama, and the base version of items for the game, which in itself makes for a very fun game without any additional cost.
Available for in app purchase, are other candidates from recent eras and legends from the past. Each candidate has special powers unique to their character, which greatly affects game play.
Different game board items and variants for the game will also be available for purchase.
In-game advertising will also generate revenue. The game is an excellent platform for advertising as it is turn based.
Use of funding
- Finish the back-end for multi-player online and account management
- Finish website
- Promote the game to get installs.
- Create more content!
- Pay the rent
Playing the game
As we all know, to win the White House candidates must have money, power and a plan!
All items that you use throughout the game are kept in your briefcase. These items represent the state of your campaign.
At the beginning of the game 10 items are placed in your briefcase, which items those are, depends on which candidate you are playing.
Used or purchased items are placed in the players discard pile (recycle bin). When the briefcase is out of items, the recycle bin is shuffled and all items are returned to the briefcase for reuse.
Items are used during a round of play to raise funds and gain power. Many items allow you to move or otherwise manipulate items on the game board.
Items may also be purchased from the board, when purchased they are added to your recycle bin.
A game consists of a series of rounds, the first few rounds are spend raising money and power. Money raised is used to buy items from the board.
After a few rounds elections start.If you have planned wisely, you will have the money, power and items needed to win the big states when they come up for votes.
At the beginning of a round the board is cleared and a new 5x5 pattern if items is randomly dealt out onto the game board.
Then 5 items from your briefcase are dealt to you, this is your hand for the round.
Players take turns performing actions until one of them passes, then the player who has not passed, continues performing actions until they pass.
A round ends when both players pass. The board is then scored for winning combinations. Having 3 or more identical board items lined up on your side can win money for your campaign funds or power for your power bar, items can even be won which are added to the recycle bin. In the image below Obama has lined up 3 donkeys (the eagle is wild) from left to right on the 2nd from the bottom row. This will add 3 power to his power bar!
If elections have started, states will be scored, the player who has the most power surrounding a state, wins the votes for that state. If a players electoral vote exceeds 269 they are declared the winner!
During a round you may perform the following actions:
Click on piece on board to purchase. Your campaign must have enough funds to purchase it. The purchased item will be transferred to your recycle bin, and becomes part of your deck. Items in the same column will drop down to fill the spot and a new item will be generated on the top row, potentially creating or ruining winning payouts! This is a very important strategic element of the game.
A player may not purchase power items that belong to the opposition. For example if you are playing the Democratic side you may not purchase elephant power pieces on the board.
Deposit Money to Campaign Funds
Drag a money item from your hand to candidate's brain and it will instantly be deposited to your campaign fund.
Raise or lower power on the board
Power is represented by the donkey and elephant symbols. Throughout the game, having more power on the board than your opponent will be critical as total power points are used to calculate who wins the electoral votes from states.
Dropping a power item from your hand onto a power item already on the board the value of the dropped item will be added to the value of the item on the board, and increase the existing item's value.
For example if you drag a +2 donkey onto a +1 donkey, the +1 donkey will become a +3 power donkey on the board.
Power item's values cannot go higher than 3.
Dropping a piece on top of a board item with opposite power will subtract power and possibly flip the alignment of the item.
For example if you a drop a +2 donkey onto a +1 elephant, the elephant will convert to a +1 donkey. Dragging a +1 donkey onto a +1 elephant will create a neutral item, with no power bonus for either player.
Charge or Drain Power Bars
A may player may drag a power item from their hand to a power bar.
If it is their power bar, it will charge up by the amount of power the item adds.
If it is their opponent's bar it will drain by the amount of power the item subtracts.
Activate Special Power
If the charge level on your power bar is high enough it will enable the attached power star. Dropping the power star onto your candidate's brain will active the special power. Your power bar will then be drained by the power level of the star.
Each candidate has different special powers, for instance one of Romney's powers is the Quick Loan, which will instantly add 20 million to his campaign funds. One of Obama's powers is Community Organizer, which adds +1 democratic power to each power item on the board!
Activate action items
If you have action items in you hand you may use one as an action. Clicking on the item in your play area will instruct the player on how to activate it.
Press the pass button. Once a player passes, they may perform no more actions until the other player passes.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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