Stardock announced that it will release its latest election year strategy simulation game, Political Machine 2012, this summer. The game will let you pick from various candidates including President Barack Obama, Republican candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Newt Gingrich, or a politician that you create from scratch. The game can be played in a one-on-one election year match up against the game's AI or against a human opponent via the Internet.
The Political Machine 2012 also features updated political topics important to the 2012 election cycle like the war in Afghanistan, the economy, foreign policy, Obamacare, income inequality, gay rights, and the national debt. Regional issues will also be at play such as "right to work" laws, state minimum wage, local environmental policies, farm subsidies and more.
The 2012 version also promises improvements to the user interface, graphical improvements, new gameplay features and enhancements, and in-game topics based on new polling data after release. The Political Machine 2012 will be available this summer for $9.95 through most digital distribution platforms. It requires a Windows PC and an Internet connection to download it, of course.
You can learn more about the game at www.politicalmachine.com.