American Election

You are an American. It is 2016. And you are being followed… A dark political nightmare interactive fiction game about an alternate reality 2016, casting you in the role of a campaign assistant working to elect your candidate. Run from your memories of your father, your mother, and the woman you left behind. Run from your choices. Run from the world. Honorable Mention for Excellence in Narrative (IGF Awards 2020) Official Selection at WordPlay 2020.

Developer:  Greg Buchanan / @gregbuchanan
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Genre: Visual Novel
Single Player only
Release: 08/30/2019
Platforms:Desktop Computer (Windows), Web Browser (Desktop)

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Meet the Maker:

“Hi! I’m a game writer and narrative designer; I’ve written for 20+ games across indie, AAA, VR, and mobile, including the 30-hour No Man’s Sky: Atlas Rises story update. Most recently, I began to focus on my own projects and created AMERICAN ELECTION alongside my work in prose fiction novels. My upcoming debut novel SIXTEEN HORSES (Macmillan) is planned for release in 15+ international territories in 2021.”


This game is part of the Ludicious Special Selection #GamesWithWords.