Jason Ditz's Blog.Game

    If you're reading this you're probably interested in downloading my latest creation: a PC version of a fictitious libertarian weblog-themed board game. Well, getting and installing it couldn't be easier, but first, you'll need a few things:

1. A Personal Computer running Windows XP or later
2. A display capable of 1024x768 pixels or higher
3. The latest version of the .NET framework from Microsoft.

The first two you in all likelihood already have. If you don't have the latest .NET framework, you can download it now:

Click here to download .NET Framework 3.5

The setup file you download from the link above is only a couple of megabytes, It will assist you in downloading any other necessary files in getting the framework up and working on your computer.

Once you've finished that, you're ready to download the game itself.

Click Here to Download Blog.Game

    The game is packaged as an extremely small (less than 100 K as of version 1.0) zip file. Either Windows Vista or XP will be able to open the zip file for you automatically... then just drag the folder to wherever you want it, put it on your desktop if you like. No installation process is required. If you get sick of it, just drag it to the trash. You start the game by running Bloggame.exe in the folder... the help option will allow you to view all of the rules, but its pretty straightforward.

Notice for Mac and Linux users:  As you may or may not be aware... Mono will allow Mac and Linux users to run some, but not all, applications written for the .NET Framework. Unfortunately, their support for Windows Forms based applications is still very hit or miss. I've tested the game with Mono 1.91 on a Mac, and the results are... not good. The game loads, but it doesn't look like its intended to. The player tokens vanish or show up in inappropriate places, and the game crashes from time to time. Sadly, there's not much I can do about it at this point, except to hope that as Mono gets better (it has improved by leaps and bounds since it was released) the game will eventually be more playable on it. In the meantime, I recommend playing it on a Windows PC if you're able.