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Magnitude StudiosBy Magnitude Studios
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Magnitude StudiosBy Magnitude Studios
First created
$1,407
pledged of $7,000pledged of $7,000 goal
17
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, February 11 2016 8:27 PM UTC +00:00

About

Double Speaking! Mudslinging! Pandering! Scandal!  

Do you have what it takes to get your Candidate Elected?  

Then choose your character/Profession and political party and find out.  

In the Game of Politics every player has one goal and one goal only to obtain the votes necessary to win the coveted job of President of The United States of America.  

Will you play a dirty campaign where you spend all of your money attacking and slandering your opponents so you can steal votes away from them in order to win? Or will you seek to win on a clean campaign relying on being the best, most knowledgeable shining candidate that votes just flock to you? The choice is yours in this fun fast-paced game of strategy trivia and chance!

Challenge your friends or strangers to the most influential office in the world- the President of the United State of America.

Where it is your goal to get the most votes to secure your win. Start by selecting your occupation and party, as they can be affected by world events. Draw between Campaign Funds, and Campaign Cards, in order to secure Votes. Challenge your opponents to Debates, where you are asked Trivia Questions from History, Geography, Political Science, Foreign Policy and Pop Culture, but don’t answer incorrectly or you might see your Votes go to your opponent. Use whatever means possible to secure votes, by purchasing advertising or get down and dirty by attacking your opponents directly.

Don’t be caught by surprise when the Agenda changes, as the current events might go from Education to War or even the Economy.

Key Features:

  • 2-6 Players  
  • Ages 12+
  • 15-30 Minutes games
  • Choose from 6 Professions and 5 Political Parties
  • Realistic number of actual voters and campaign funds
  • Multiple game scenarios and challenges to choose from
  • Hundreds of unique and highly detailed cards
  • 100's of Trivia Questions to challenge your friends with History, & Political Science

As part of the Kickstarter Campaign, we are offering all rewards of a Special 2016 Edition Kickstarter Exclusive Version, that will not be available for regular retail sale, and the Digital Game will include all expansions free of charge without In-Game Purchases.

Each games come with specialty game play mechanics designed specifically for that respective platform or format (i.e. desktop, table top or smart device).

Same core game, varying game options and features.

The Card Game will feature:

  • Multiple Game Scenarios- Countdown, Open-ended game play, and Tournament Challenges
  • Specialty cards & features to call out opponents-for cheating, etc.

The Card Game comes with:

  • 1 6-sided Dice with accompanying stickers
  • 6 Profession Cards
  • 6 Political Party Cards
  • Campaign Fund$ Deck 
  • Campaign Cards Deck 
  • Votes Deck 
  •  Debate Deck 
  • Agenda Deck 
  • Any and all Stretch Goal
  • Rules & Instructions  

 The Digital Game will include:

  • Supports multiple platforms: PC, Linux, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android Cross platform multiplayer (Anyone can play anyone else)
  • Multiplayer (1-6 players) Play with up to 6 players via online or LAN
  • Multi-player debates (Now you can challenge more than one player. The higher stakes mean the course of entire games can be altered with one debate)
  • Easily change game-play scenarios
  • (Retail version will only consist of the core game with extras offered as In-Game Purchases)

Potential Features:

  • Any and all Stretch Goals
  • Computer opponents
  • Leader boards/Player ranking system

In our effort towards transparency, we have created this breakdown to show where your funds will go. While the exact number will break down this Kickstarter is funded, the pie chart gives a basic idea of how the funding will be used. There is a lot of production and development costs associated with releasing a quality game on multiple platforms. 

The idea for the game came to Mr. Groves shortly after being laid off from his job. One evening, after applying for many jobs over the course of several months, he was playing The Game of Life, with his wife and friends. Joking about which occupations and things that they would need to include to make it more modern. When it came to him that so much of our life is affected by politics, policy & government, yet too often most people avoid the topic and check out and fall in line with one party or the other, or just vote by name recognition.  

 After much research, most games that dealt with politics dealt too much about policy, the two parties and emulations to attract the average American. So after much development with help from friends and colleagues, and prototyping we came to what we feel is a very objective non-partisan game, that challenges people's knowledge of our political system, and our history, that we hope that you will enjoy as much as we do.

Our goal and mission for this game is-

You see, we don't care how you vote. Just that you educate and participate in the electoral process, and don't fall for the games any politician may try to play on us. What better way to start than through entertaining you, your family, friends or students. So, as we begin to spread this game and message, we are asking for your help to spread the word. Sharing our Kickstarter campaign, Pinning our images, sharing and following us. 

As we strive for our goals, we will highlight those who have helped along the way to unlocking our grand achievements. For exclusive daily thoughts, quotes, memes, offers on shirts and other products. Be sure to follow us on:

 Be sure to follow us throughout our campaign using the hashtag-

  Thank you, and good luck.

 Magnitude Studios is the Epicenter of Entertainment.  

Based out of the Shadows of the Rocky Mountains in Utah, USA. A graphic design studio and productions company that produces media, that inspires thoughts, feelings and actions that create a better world. 

Just 2 Guys is an independent game development company, that creates games that we want to play. 

R. R. Groves is the creator and illustrator. Having worked for a small independent app developer for the last several years.

Joseph Philip K. is the lead programmer and app developer with over 15 years as a private and independent consultant. 

Skyler William G. is a political science major from the University of Utah, who has been consulted with for terminology and accuracy. 

music: Bensound "Epic"

images: Shutterstock

Risks and challenges

The Game of POLITIC$: Presidential Campaign has been in development since May of 2015. With illustrations, card designs, and core game play mechanics completed. The game is in the final stages of completion.

The App started development in July of 2015. With all assets and layouts imported and set up, along with interface and multiplayer setup. Backend servers and finish programming are still needed to complete the development of the app and initial developer fees and set up.

The physical card game of The Game of POLITIC$: Presidential Campaign, will be printed through The Game Crafter. A USA based, print on demand board game publisher. The store front has been set up with the different games available for purchase upon completion of the game and will print the rewarded physical game, and available from then on. They have a proven track record of working with crowd sourcing campaigns. The box art has been designed along with all parts, cards, and pieces.

To ensure a great entertaining and educational game and experience, continued balancing of the core game mechanics is still in the process to ensure a fun and fair game. Along with hiring an editor to ensure accuracy and understanding of all words and phrases, is needed to finish the projects.

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