Saturday, August 13, 2011

Games: Battleground States 2008

People used to want these embedded games on another page so you didn't have to listen to their music if you didn't want to. I would have preferred that, too, but Blogger didn't offer that option. Now, however, they do, although they don't seem to be able to do it with a normal "more" prompt to click on. However, click on the post title above to see the game.

By the way, note the "Boston Tea Party." In 2008, that was just a punning gag used to fill a space in the list of eight political parties. Who would have thought that two years later, the Tea Party would be an actual political movement that could would sponsor candidacies for high office?


(originally posted November 3, 2008)

Want to play your favorite presidential candidate (even if that candidate is Cynthia McKinney or Bob Barr) and wipe all other candidates off the face of America?  Well, here's your chance.

"So where's the science fiction?" you ask.  Well, any scenario that starts out with up to six other parties having the same amount of support as McCain and Obama is clearly the result of recent history so alternative, it'd make even Harry Turtledove's head spin.

The game runs out of real candidates after the four I've mentioned, and then it throws in some jokes.  One of them, though, the Black Panther Party, is my favorite to play with.  The color for the states it holds is, of course, black—as is the color of all state borders.  The contiguous states I've won become a single, united, homogeneous block, swallowed up in my victory.  Moo-ha-ha-ha-ha!

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