Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New Year, New Hosting Provider

Apologies to those who experienced problems with The Redistricting Game in Jan 2015. We had technical problems with the hosting provider so I moved it to a new provider. It is back online and I do not anticipate future technical problems. I can be reached at christopherswain (at) yahoo (dot) com if you have technical issues. Thank you! Chris

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Bug in the Chrome Browser

I've heard from users that the game is not playing properly in the Chrome browser.

Until we put in a fix Chrome users you can click the following links to load the Redistricting Game missions in Chrome.

Mission 1
Basic - Advanced

Mission 2
Basic - Advanced

Mission 3
Basic - Advanced

Mission 4

Mission 5

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Gerrymandering - The Movie (featuring the game!)

The game and I am featured in the movie Gerrymandering. You can watch the movie in it's entirety right here.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Good news and bad news...

The website was down the other day. That's the bad news.

We got the email below from Michael Sturino that day which I like because it says a lot about how people are using the game. The technical problem was fixed that same day.

Here's the note from Michael (posted with his permission):

My name is Michael Sturino and I teach collegel level government and politics in central New Jersey. One of my best lessons involves my students taking part in the Redistricting Game in which you created. I used the game just last night to test for any last minute bugs and all went well. However, the redistrictinggame.org website has been down all day and I was curious to see if you had any idea of if and when the site would be back on-line. Every year I hype up the interactive nature of the game and my students usually get extremely pumped to take part in the learning experience of actually being state legislators going through the gerrymandering process. I truly appreciate any information or assistance you could provide with this situation.

Remember Krist Novoselic from the band Nirvana?

I had a great conversation with Krist Novoselic, formerly of the band Nirvana, now chair of FairVote.org, this morning. FairVote is the leading election reform group and a friend of The Redistricting Game. Krist wrote a great blog post here and discusses the game.