"Man is not made better by being degraded." - Dorothea Dix

The Campaign Trail — A Presidential Election Game

Important — The Campaign Trail is currently inactive.

On February 23, 2014 the traffic and server load originating from this game were enough to get the entire site taken down. As a temporary measure I have disabled this game to get the rest of the site functional again.

The site did previously crash due to this game in November 2013, and I was able to optimize some of it enough to get the site back online. That might not be possible this time without bringing in outside help. I am currently exploring different options as to moving forward, which include:

  • Working with someone more knowledgable than myself on web programming to optimize the server load this game creates.
  • Upgrading to a new server, possibly in tandem with the previous point.
  • Releasing this game as a standalone application.

I do apologize for the inconvenience. I expect to have a clear path forward by the middle of March, and will provide further updates as decisions are made.

As always, if you have any feedback or questions, please send an email to dbryan@americanhistoryusa.com.