Continuing the trend of ‘What’s old is now new again’, Positech Games has finally been able to release Democracy 2 on Steam. You’ve probably heard of Positech Games because they are behind popular indie titles such as Gratuitous Space Battles, and the more recently released Gratuitous Tank Battles. Democracy 2 has been available on Positech Games website and a few other digital distribution sites for some time now, but has now found a new home on Steam which means it will reach an even broader audience.
This political Strategy / Simulation is probably the deepest political simulation game that you’ll find on the PC or Mac. This simulation is best described by it’s developer:
Democracy 2 is the ultimate political strategy / simulation game. The game simulates the motivations, loyalties and desires of everyone in the country. As president or prime minister, it’s your job to balance the need for income from taxes against the demands of the voters. Do you want your country to be an eco-friendly green paradise? Or a capitalist utopia? Will you pander to the patriots, the liberals or the religious pressure groups? Can you keep crime under control without destroying the civil liberties of your citizens? And can you keep good diplomatic relations with other nation states?
Democracy 2 covers the whole range of political opinion and policy, from debates over stem cell research and school prayer, through the provision of state health care and benefit payments to the unemployed, right across to tax shelters for the wealthy, the death penalty, military spending and civil rights. Regardless of where you stand on political topics, you will have the option to take control of the government and put your ideology to the test.