Battle for the Hill is a free to play browser-website election and political simulator. You play as an American politician, fighting to be elected to office and shape the country with policy and legislation.
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Why Early Access?

“This game is in a V2 Stage of development, and much more is being worked on and planned out. Right now you can create a politician, and run for office. We plan to add a fully working economy, corporations, state level governments, and much much more.

We would love to hear your feedback! You can provide feedback here on the Steam discussions board or on our Discord.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It may be in Early Access for 6 months up to a year.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We plan to add a fully working economy, corporations, state level governments, and much much more.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“V2 BFTH has a working Federal Government Simulator for, Congress, and the Presidency along with a court system, and a Executive Branch update.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The game will be free. Every man a king. #BattleNation”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“allowing the community to suggest features in the development process, including the feasible ones a reality.”
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“Battle for the hill is a great game to get immersed in, from the multi-party system to the bill creation, no matter where you are on the political spectrum you are on there is a party for you. From right wing maga loving gop to far left socialists, you pick a side and go for the throat. Each party has their own discord so you can make friends or enemies or even frenemies. The election system is nice, raising stats, entering primaries, seeing how far you can go to win an election, the outcome is always fascinating. You can run attack ads, campaign for your colleges, change your states positions if you are elected governor, they even have gerrymandering if that is your thing. If you want to experience an exciting yet sometimes frustrating political simulation game battle for the hill is one you should try out. Will you be next? This ad review is brought to you by Yuri, join the socialist today!”
Yuri Cleary

“Battle for the Hill is a video game which is everything BUT a video game. It's a crash course on the real world via the most relevant topic in our lives: Our Government. Much like our real governments, disagreement and depression are the two things that come to mind first. However BFTH manages to circumvent reality and produce a sense of community among "politicians," causing us to think critically about issues we normally would have a safe answer for. In Battle for the Hill, unlike most simulations, the reality of "consequences" heralds players to doom or success. Resource management in cash or having to actually manage a group of people...your actions can have severe repercussions on hundreds of people and they develop situations you have to respond to. In BFTH you can be a Senator, Governor, Congress person, Party political figure such as Chair, President, SCOTUS, Cabinet, and else. There's always room for opportunity and a broom for the inactive; to be replaced by you...potentially vibrant and ambitious enough to make it to the top. BFTH isn't fun because it's a video game. It's entertaining because it's a community; Since the game has negative and positive implications for your behavior, your actions, and your decisions... BFTH becomes a real simulation. There is no total failure, but no total victory either. Everything is a perspective, and if you enjoy the realism of a world which makes you contemplate and consider the consequentialism of a "world," You'll learn more about politics here than you would from an 80 year old socialist professor at Harvard.”
James Ernest

About This Game


An online, multiplayer political and election simulation game

Forge your path, climb the ladder to become one of the greatest politicians in history. Stick with the status quo or throw out the rules. Serve your constituents or put your own goals first. Fight for what you believe in or fight for power. The choice is yours, but can you survive the battle for the hill?

Create a Character
Create a character with your political positions, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation, and prepare to run for office!

Join a Party
Choose between The Republican Party or The Democrat party and fight for your values. The choice is yours.

Join a Caucus
Will you be a Blue Dog Democrat or be apart of the Republican Mainstreet Partnership. The choice is yours with caucuses mirroring real life reflections.

Run in the Primary
Choose your alliances carefully and work to defeat your ideological opponents in the primary election to become your parties nominee.

Run for Elected Office
Run for congressional seats, senate seats, and governorships. They are all up for grabs in Battle For The Hill. As well as, of course, the Presidency.

Shape the Law
Write a bill. Debate in congress. Whip the votes. Move the US law in a direction you were paid to do so.

Build Bipartisan Coalitions
Create bipartisan voting bloc's and represent your constituents well, and effect actual change!

Lead a Major Party
Work your way up through the party ranks, and take the helm of one of America's major parties.

Become President
Compete in your party's primary, run in the general, and become the next President of the United States.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7 SP1 or Newer.
    • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor.
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    • VR Support: N/A
    • OS *: Windows 7 SP1 or Newer.
    • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor.
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    • VR Support: N/A
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
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