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The Political Machine version 1.1 adds new candidates, additional social issues, a new random event, and more

Article posted on 5/5/2016

Plymouth, MI. – May 5, 2016 - Stardock released version 1.1 of The Political Machine 2016 today.  This update includes over a dozen new candidates including Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, John Kerry, Ron Paul, and more. In addition, new and current issues have been added as well as a new random event.

Since real world events are constantly changing, the development team continues to add current issues and events to the game with every update. In v1.1, players will be able to determine their candidate’s stance on new problems like the Flint water crisis, reducing the wealth gap, and more. A brand new random event, “death of a supreme court justice,” gives players the opportunity to react to a national problem and win (or lose) votes based on how well it’s handled.

“People have been asking us when they’d be able to play as older candidates since we released,” said producer Patrick Shaw. “We’re excited to provide them with a plethora of new options, as well as some additional custom character creation options and fun extra events to spice up their campaign experience.”

The game will continue to receive updates all the way through this election season. Advanced poll tracking system and leaderboards will allow players to see how well they are playing as a particular character compared to others.

The Political Machine 2016 is now available on Steam or through Stardock. For more information about The Political Machine 2016, please visit

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