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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Positech Games
Developer: Positech Games

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'Democracy' Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2005 @ 9:42 a.m. PST

Democracy, developed by Positech Games, is a detailed simulation game that is 'turn based' where each turn of the game represents 2 months of time. Elections are held every 4 years. The game has a complex internal model to represent the population of your country.

This news is coming just after Poistech announced a major update for Democracy. Along with a few bug fixes, there have been a copious amounts of "dilemmas" added to the game. Dilemmas are events which happen fairly regularly and put the president in an awkward position. Do you ban gay marriage? Do you break up a group of protesters hampering business? Who will you recommend for the new Supreme Court position? Additionally, a completely new feature has been added: Campaign promises. Before each election you must now make a promise to your people and, should you win, uphold that promise. Failure to uphold your promise will not result in your loss of election, but will severely hamper your popularity and trust. Finally, a new feature limits the amount of national change the president can commit to each term. As popularity rises the ability to radically alter the country will increase.

Will the presidential actions lead to a new age of success in one of the many countries available? Will they result in poverty? War? Famine? Will your people rise up and dispose of you through a peaceful election or will you upset one person enough that they will take more extreme measure to have you disposed of? There's only one way to find out!

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