“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.” – Ronald Reagan
Yeah, yeah, I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated. Yeah, yeah, I know I said I was going to keep up with the By the Numbers updates. The truth is, I’ve been very busy with Game Blog Related Stuff (TM) lately (more to come on that later) and as far as By the Numbers goes, I’m a storyteller at heart and not great with a “just the facts” approach. So the Healthy Gamer plight continues, but with a feel that’s more “me.” (There’s news on that front too, but this is not the point of this post.)
No, today we’re going to discuss the game of politics. Literally. Politics can be a very polarizing subject and people are quicker to anger and bicker over politics than almost anything else if the internets are to be believed. Look at your Facebook feed, I’m sure there will be some political debate going on somewhere (tis the season after all). Find two people with opposing viewpoints. If they are discussing civilly, it is a rarity. It’s no real surprise that there are not that many games with political themes out there, and the majority of those tend to take an abstract approach.
And some grab that controversial bull by the horns, like SuperPACS, currently on Kickstarter. Continue reading