Friday Fun Link – Campaign Trail Simulation

This site allows you to simulate the current US election, playing as either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.  I’ve tried it as Donald Trump a couple times but have lost both times.

It reminds me of a very similar game (can’t remember the name) that our Grade Six teacher created by manually typing out line-by-line machine code from an old issue of Compute! magazine.

That game was pretty advanced for the time – you picked which states you were visiting, how many resources you were allocating, possibly your position on issues.  If you left the campaign trail to fundraise, you even got penalized for not being in front of people.

I’d love to find that game and play it again.  I wonder how much of my current interest in politics came as a result of playing that game endlessly in grade six whenever I was done my work or had some free time.

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