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ABS Stat nerds release stat based census game app. Stats show surprising amounts of love for stat based census game app

Posted May 30, 2013 into Science and Tech by John Birmingham

The ABS is one of the cooler national math clubs in the world. Their twitter account has even been called out on Buzzfeed for being so cool. Adding to their unusual non-nerd cred they've released a game on iOS letting you get all Simcity on your local hood, or anyone's hood, using data from the last census.

I haven't played it yet, but I am sort of curious to see whether I could run this joint better than the current clowns, so I might give it a go.

12 Responses to ‘ABS Stat nerds release stat based census game app. Stats show surprising amounts of love for stat based census game app’

WarDog mumbles...

Posted May 30, 2013

Aw that sounds like fun, pity they didn't el Goog it too.

Dave W is gonna tell you...

Posted May 30, 2013

ditto. Frowny face.

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John Birmingham mutters...

Posted May 30, 2013

Ah yes, but which version of Android would they write it for? And which models of handset would they preference?

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Dave W puts forth...

Posted May 30, 2013

Sh1t, there's difference versions? I've just outed myself as being technologically incompetent.

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Bunyip puts forth...

Posted May 30, 2013

*cough* trolling-independent-games-developers *cough*

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Barnesm has opinions thus...

Posted May 30, 2013

The ABS is widley held a great example of what an indepenent, techincially competent and consequently respected independent stuatory authority. I am suprised no one in the federal government has suggested selling it off to make a quid.

Wish I worked for one.

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singo swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted May 30, 2013

I've played this a few times now, with results ranging from being run out of town on a rail to being lauded as the saviour of the city. With a great range of snarky comments from Shaun Micallef, this is one of the best nerd games I've ever played.

BWS is gonna tell you...

Posted May 30, 2013

I'm thinking of playing it myself, but after reading singo's post I'm afraid of being burnt at the stake by angry citizens with pitchforks and flaming torches.

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Abe Frellman has opinions thus...

Posted May 30, 2013

Hmmm....courageous of them to release this just before senate estimates. Someone has too much time on their hands will be the theme.

John Birmingham mumbles...

Posted May 30, 2013

Yeah, sadly, I thought so too.

Dave W mumbles...

Posted May 31, 2013

"Yes, Senator, we encourage our officers to model the same types of innovative and entrepreneurial behaviours that also make up the best aspects of the private sector."

But I'm clearly living in a dream world.

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Abe Frellman has opinions thus...

Posted May 31, 2013

The punch line could be that they sold it at market value for competitive neutrality reasons and booked a $5 million profit, which Christopher Joye claims is really down to him because he recommended the Gummint set up an Australian version of Freddie Mac, but if he'd done it he would have made more like $50 m ....

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