Nukem In The Polls: Prime Minister Forever

Britain, eh?

No, I don’t mean that in a 1000 Year Reich way. In this season of political fisticuffs, I’ve been meaning to have a proper look at this political simulation where you can play any of 16 political parties, even the fascist ones. As in, most of them, man. I gave it a shot, and bounced off the surface – it’s obviously an intricate game which featured a bit too much clicking for my liking to even get playing. However, it’s clearly a serious beast and if you fancy, you can get a demo from here. There’s also versions for America and Germany. Footage follows of an older version, playing a scenario of the 1992 election. You can “be” Kinnock, which is less fun than “be”ing Goro, I suspect.


  1. Rob says:

    That must be one of the best titles for a post that I’ve seen yet. Bravo.

    Also, is it really that difficult to design a nice looking interface for these kind of games? Gradients are painful to look at.

  2. Quasar says:

    Uou can pick up the demo? That’s nice. I’ll let him know.


  3. Jimbo says:

    David Cameron is in hyperspace. Time to arrival: 8 days.

  4. Andrew says:

    Its usually fun to play an evil protagonist in a game. Not so sure about this though

  5. SF Legend says:

    No Monster Raving Loony party? I’ll pass.

  6. Tim says:

    Theoryspark make great games. It is clunky at first, it isn’t pretty, and yes there is more required clicking than there should be, but there really is no other game out there like this (well, the political machine, but this is far more detailed and serious minded). If you are interested in politics enough to get past the initial learning curve, the game is quite addictive (that should go for all versions, however I only own the american and australian versions).

  7. Blob-stuff says:

    Wow, finally I can get to play as Neil Kinnock in a computer game. Not quite the side-scrolling beat ’em up I’d always hoped for but not bad.

  8. Flowerpot Wang says:

    Why can’t you just *talk* to the monsters?

  9. Frankie The Patrician[PF] says:

    Where’s Typos! when you need him…

  10. Vitamin Powered says:

    Anyone else worried about the slight similarities in UI design between this and Defcon?

  11. toastmodernist says:

    Really loved the US presidential + primaries version of this. Enjoyable being a lefty and trying to create a strategy that gets people to vote for you without having to compromise yr positions.

  12. Andrew Dunn says:

    Sly Consolevania references are always good.

    • Bhazor says:

      If you’re no gonna be Goro then everybodies gonna have ta be fookin’ Goro.

    • Kieron Gillen says:

      Andrew Dunn: That’s not a consolevania reference. That’s consolevania referencing Amiga Power.


  13. Jay says:

    Just throwing this out there…

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