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Commander in Chief computer game Barack Obama Inauguration DayThink you can do better than Barack Obama on issues such as unemployment, the environment, social security, or foreign relations? Here’s your chance! Commander in Chief, a new PC game that lets players make critical presidential decisions, goes on sale today, the same day that Obama is inaugurated the 44th president of the United States.

Just like the president, players immediately face the same problems and challenges as in the real world – the economy, controlling the military, national security and terrorism, natural disasters, alternative energy sources, and many others – all with the persistent threat of a terrorist attack on a major U.S. city.

A game trailer can be seen at www.commander-in-chief.net. The game can be played alone or with an Internet connection up to 16 friends.

Commander in Chief is played on a detailed 3D world map on a screen similar to cable news programs — multiple windows, scrolling tickers, and on-screen video inserts. To make the geopolitical simulation as close to “real world” as possible, each of the 192 countries in Commander in Chief has current data on 400 key factors provided by 50 international organizations including the United Nations, G7, NATO, NAFTA, OPEC and many other respected sources.

Commander in Chief was developed by Eversim, published by IGS (Interactive Gaming Software based in Maryland), and distributed in North America by Atari Distribution. It is rated M for mature.