The Mayoral Campaign

Player Rating4.93/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 70 ratings since 10/05/2015
played 712 times (finished 79)

Story Difficulty6/8

"wandering through the desert"

Play Length3/8

"A nice jog down the driveway"

Maturity Level1/8

"appropriate for all ages"
Stories with this maturity level will not, by design, have any potentially objectionable content. An example of a type story with this rating would be a quiz on mathematics.

Try to get elected as mayor of your town!

This is more game than story. Okay, there's not really much story to this one, it's a game. There are many options and lots of variables, so be sure to play more than once!

Player Comments

This was a very interesting simulation of an electorial campaign but while it is grammar-perfect and employs an impressive amount of variable reasoning there are two suggestions I would make:

- I was never sure how much money I had to support my choices throughout the campaigns. I think a Variable score of Money would be easy to implement and invaluable throughout the story.

- I was never entirely sure what issues and policies I was running on and what exatly my opponent's position was in opposition to these, to present a counter-argument all I could do was endorse an oppositional propoganda campaign.

I would also suggest that the way the districts voted was not especially noticable between the different elections as if the different districts had different preferences (like Conservative, Liberal, etc) it was not very clear.

This is a strong game from an excellent author employing some exceptional talent with variables but I think it needs a little more development. A story with this amount of potential can have a strong plot line behind it (the film "Milk" springs to mind as does 'Lincoln", though the latter is a different sort of concept) and I think this could be extended further into something much stronger.

As this grammar-perfect and strong piece of rationale now stands I would rate it a 5/8 but with more work to refine these difficult variables it could be near-perfect :)
-- Will11 on 10/5/2015 1:06:16 PM with a score of 0
"That's it, the election (and the game) is over. I hope you enjoyed it. Do remember that there are a lot of random numbers generated in this game, so feel free to try again (especially if you didn't win).

District Votes for you Marty Masters Total
1 3870 (86%) 630 (14%) 4500
2 2711 (66%) 1398 (34%) 4109
3 2546 (53%) 2259 (47%) 4805
4 1061 (28%) 2730 (72%) 3791
5 990 (29%) 2427 (71%) 3417
6 282 (27%) 763 (73%) 1045
The final totals:
Votes for you: 11460 (52%)
Votes for your opponent: 10207 (47%)
Congratulations! You won the general election! That's amazing, it is pretty hard to win!"

Well, just try to create news every month and that will work. ;)
-- TestingJest on 1/7/2018 1:46:06 AM with a score of 0
Very fun system
Loved the game over all
10/10 Would run for mayor again
-- Multiverse on 5/27/2017 7:09:26 PM with a score of 0
The game was fun, and I really got into it. I did not fully understand the mechanics of each district, which made everything harder. That was good for the game in my opinion, as going in I felt that it would be way too easy, when in reality it was a lot harder to finish.
-- Zulutrader on 1/31/2017 12:04:06 PM with a score of 0
Way too hard. Good game though!
-- venyanwarrior on 1/4/2017 12:33:30 PM with a score of 0
Nice game, I like the amount of opinions that you are given. vary fun if you like this kind of thing
-- hamish on 8/8/2016 2:57:50 PM with a score of 0
49% by resting.
-- Polynomial on 5/22/2016 1:11:35 PM with a score of 0
This was a very interesting game. One that I think has never been done before. Nice execution and use of random variables in the story. Some things that I think would improve this game would be simple things like choosing a party, having a choice on what you can say during speeches, things like that.
-- Jimmysutton on 5/11/2016 3:59:23 PM with a score of 0
This game is very hard. Good work making this!
-- Deadly Lion on 4/30/2016 10:20:21 AM with a score of 0
Failed. But i will try to win next year!
-- Deadly Lion on 4/30/2016 10:06:52 AM with a score of 0
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