about a decade in a half ago Some one on here made a thread about a web game called nationstates A game where you set up your own country and controlled it by making a few initial choices and then ran it day to day through multiple choice scenarios
It was supposed to be a short term game made as a publicity stunt by author max barry for a novel he wrote … and apparently 10 books later is still is
I played it when it first came out and it was simple quick and funny as hell … and since he didn’t intend to keep it very long it was about a week or two before it repeat its self
Well about 5 or 6 years later I remembered it and looked it up it again played it for a bit found he created more scenarios and there’s a bunch of supported user created stuff for a bit but then I got distracted and never went back
Due to the spaceseed thread I looked it up again and its still there I plan on restarting today … But I thought id share with everyone who forgotten about it or never seen it in the first place
Post here what country you are and maybe if we get enough people we can form an alliance !
I remember back when this game was first out and getting attention. I had a nation I was running as a dictatorship and, over time, noticed that my population was getting dumber. I decided to double down on this and base all my decisions on the worst education outcome. Eventually I hit my goal: the dumbest and least educated people in the world according to the nation stats page.
The funny thing was that people would email me and try to mock me for this. First off, I had done it intentionally and while it was probably less contested than “smartest people”, “largest military”, etc I still managed to lead a pack of tens of thousands of nations in my chosen field. It’s not as though any of their nations were being showcased. Secondly, it’s a silly text game – it’s not as though I’m dumb because my pretend game people are dumb. But I got a good handful of emails saying that I was dumb and losing the game because of my nation ranking. Gave me a nice laugh.