by Max Barry

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About NationStates

NationStates is a nation simulation game created by Max Barry and based loosely on his novel Jennifer Government. If you'd like to know more about Max or his novels, visit his website at

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Max Barry Game by:
Max Barry, author of several fine novels, including Jennifer Government, Syrup, and Lexicon
Zikzak Initial software architecture by:
Geoff Wong
SalusaSecondus Code Contributed by:
Gregory Rubin
Pythagosaurus Code Contributed by:
Mark Tiefenbruck
Jennifer Government: the novel Jennifer Government cover design by:
Michael Windsor