Parliamentarian: the web game of parliamentary democracy
March 16, 2011 3:52 PM   Subscribe

Parliamentarian: the web game of parliamentary democracy
For several months now, my first online game, Parliamentarian, has been in a playable testing phase. Even after months of testing, it's still a little rough around the edges, but our small player base seems to enjoy it. The game could use some more players, though, which is why I turn to Metafilter Projects. Vote on bills, stand in elections, and guide your political party and state to dominance in a Dune-like science fiction setting. After signing up, you will have to wait for your state to hold new elections.
posted by Electrius (9 comments total)

It gave me an error when I tried to sign up (I didn't fill out "about me") and then took me back to a set of blank fields - then I tried again but got another error, which I don't recall because I closed the window. Using Firefox. I will go check it out some other time - sounds interesting!
posted by mrs. taters at 11:20 AM on March 17, 2011


Well, that bug is now fixed, anyways. Thanks for giving me the bug report.
posted by Electrius at 11:35 AM on March 17, 2011


I think the page would benefit from a little more explanation about the game mechanics or just how the game works in general. I.e., what happens after I register. As it is it's very much a mystery.
posted by odinsdream at 1:41 PM on March 17, 2011


Well I've just created the News from Nowhere, a moderate anarchist-elitist party in Sabas. Now what?
posted by theodolite at 3:08 PM on March 17, 2011


theodolite: Wait for the next election. Then you'll have access to a wide variety of different bill options. Right now you can recruit notables to build yourself up.

odinsdream: Good suggestion, thanks. The game was originally aimed at people who had played a similar game (Particracy) but I guess it would help to have some kind of explanation.
posted by Electrius at 3:22 PM on March 17, 2011


I'd never heard of Patricracy - it would probably be sufficient to just link to Patricracy from your site.
posted by odinsdream at 6:33 AM on March 18, 2011


too much for me ... stumbles out
posted by anadem at 10:06 PM on March 18, 2011


SOme flashy graphics might help is seem more interesting. Also, maybe a link to see some of the game in progress, or a round of voting, or something that would let people know what to expect.
posted by cjorgensen at 5:57 PM on March 20, 2011


anadem: I decided to adopt the Dwarf Fortress approach to game design.

cjorgensen: If I could make graphics, I would :( There's only game at a time, and it's already in progress, and you can already click on "world" to view its status.
posted by Electrius at 8:20 PM on March 20, 2011


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