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Democracy

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

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Tri Synergy Brings 'Democracy' to North America

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2007 @ 4:53 a.m. PDT

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.

You may think that politics is all about sticking to your principles no matter what, but Democracy is specifically designed to show you just how easily even the most honest politician will be forced to compromise in order to stay in power and keep the economy strong.

Democracy starts with you in the seat of the President (or Prime-Minister) of a modern country. The country is run as a simple democracy where you need to get over 50% of the vote in each election in order to remain in power. The object of the game is to stay in power as long as possible, as there are no limits to the number of terms you may serve. As the game progresses, you influence the voters and the country by putting policies into place. Different voting groups will have very different and often conflicting views as to which policies are desirable.

Can you manage to remain in office and run the country?

Features of Democracy include:

  • Plenty of never-before-seen events and dilemmas, some of which may sound familiar to recent world events…
  • Choose from many different countries: United States, Great Britain, Japan, Poland, Russia, and more!
  • Manage each turn of government development like policy changes, population agenda, reelection, budget, overall satisfaction of the constituents.
  • Over 80 different policy changes, each with an emphasis slider you can create a limitless number of political combinations to push whatever agenda you wish.


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