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New candidates and Steam Workshop support arrive in v1.3 for The Political Machine 2020!

Article posted on 8/6/2020

Bill Clinton and Sarah Palin 
have entered the race!

You've been asking for an update, and here it is: v1.3 is now available and packed with new features and game improvements that will spice up your campaign and get your voters fired up for the big election. 

Read on to see what changes we've brought with the update!

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The 42nd President of the United States is the first new candidate to grace the election trail: say hello to Bill Clinton. He is joined by Sarah Palin, the first female Vice Presidential nominee. They're both ready to fight to earn their seat in the White House!


You've been asking to be able to upload your custom candidates to Steam, and now you can thanks to the Candidate Workshop. With just a few clicks, you can share your custom creations to the Steam Workshop - we can't wait to see all the presidential contenders that you come up with!


The electoral map is the ultimate source of information for you when you're playing, showing you which states you have a lock on, which states are battlegrounds, and which states your opponent is taking. Thanks to the new animated Dynamic Map system, you'll be able to get all of that information at just a glance. Now, states will bounce, flash, and visually inform you when a choice you've made results in a change.


In order to give you more agency, we've changed the randomized campaign events system. Now, when you see a state with a bouncing yellow "?", you can visit there and receive a message from someone wanting to help your campaign. You can use these opportunities to earn more money, ideology points, political operatives, and more!


In all the flurry of activity on the campaign trail, sometimes it can be easy to miss things like when someone takes out an operative who's been working for you. Now, when a fixer takes out an operative, you'll see a big newspaper headline letting you know.

To learn more about what's in v1.3, visit developer Scott's change log post here.

The Political Machine 2020 is available on Steam or Stardock.
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