Win the hearts and minds of America’s voters and take the 2020 presidential election by storm in Stardock’s popular political strategy game. Choose a candidate and run against a computer opponent or a candidate controlled by another person over the Internet.
Candidates include current Democratic front-runners like Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders, as well as Internet favorites such as Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard. Republican candidates include Donald Trump, George W. Bush and Mitt Romney.
Don’t like any of the current candidates? No problem, just create your own! Or, if you believe everything is going to hell in a handbasket, play as the Giant Meteor and adopt some truly wild ideologies (ban all video games - they’ll rot your brain!).
The Political Machine 2020 features brand new unique ideology trees for candidates, which allows them to play very differently from each other. Throughout the game, you’ll visit Town Halls to gain ideology points that you will be able to spend to own certain issues. For instance, Bernie Sanders has ‘Medicare for All’ as an issue he can own, while Donald Trump can use points to purchase the ‘Build the Wall’ issue.
Do you think you have what it takes? Take to the campaign trail and show the nation why you should be the next President of the United States of America!
Spread your Ideology
Participate in Town Hall events to earn ideology points and solidify your position on hot issues with your voters.
Use your power and money to purchase ads to discredit your opponent and influence voters. The greater enthusiasm your base has for an issue, the more effective your ad campaigns will be.
Participate in Interviews
Accept invitations to various talk shows across the country in order to share your opinion on issues important to the American people.
Choose your Candidate
Play as one of several candidates, each with their own custom stats like stamina, intelligence, charisma, media bias, and more.
Create a Candidate
Customize your own front runner and race for the White House.
Manage your Campaign Budget
Purchase advertisements, travel across the country to campaign, and hire operatives to enhance your PR or cripple your opponent. Be wary - if you overspend and need extra cash, it might come from somewhere that will shake voters’ confidence in you!
Practice your Politics
A sophisticated underlying simulation model uses census data and real issues to test your political savvy.
Check your Standings
With poll tracking and leaderboards, you can see how well people are playing as their candidates or what issues they are supporting over time.
Be Ready for Anything
Torrid affairs, natural disasters, email scandals, and other "breaking news" events can pop up and change the direction of the campaign for better or worse.