By Positech Games
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Ever wanted to run the country?
Have you ever wanted to be president? or prime-minister? Convinced you could do a better job of running the country? Let's face it, you could hardly do a worse job than our current political leaders. Crime, Unemployment, National Debt, Terrorism, Climate Change...Have you got the answers to the problems that face western industrialized nations? Here is your chance to find out…
An entire virtual country
Democracy 3 simulates the motivations, loyalties and desires of everyone in the country. A custom-designed neural network is used to model individual voters, each which varying memberships of voting groups, political parties and pressure groups. Each voters income is modelled, along with their levels of complacency and cynicism. This is the most sophisticated political strategy game ever created.
Unique user interface
Despite being vastly detailed under-the-hood, Democracy 3 has a unique user interface that makes visualising the connections between laws, policies, voters and situations easy. A simple iconic-based view of your countries issues allows you to 'drill-down' through all the relationships between policies and voters to quickly analyse the impacts of your decisions. Your trade policy may affect GDP, which will affect unemployment, which will effect poverty, and thus crime, leading to a change in tourism, which affects GDP…
Complex simulated voters
Each individual voter is a mixture of a subset of the 21 different voter groups represented within the game. They might be a young, wealthy, liberal socialist commuter, or a retired conservative religious capitalist, for example. Not only this, but the extent to which they identify each of those groups is both variable, and can be affected by your policies in the long term. Convert your country to religion, or atheism, to capitalism, or socialism by careful and nuanced adjustment of your policies and laws over time. A 'focus group' feature lets you look at individual voters and see exactly how they came to a decision to vote for you (or not!).
Detailed policy model
Each policy (or law) in the game has a slider which allows you to fine tune it's intensity to get the balance just right. A series of equations within the game allows the same policy to have radically different effects on each voter group at different points in the slider, so some voters may be indifferent to a policy unless it reaches extreme levels, for example. Democracy 3 also models the global economy, including credit rating agencies and debt interest levels, as well as the impact of global events on your country.
What's New in Version 1.20
Version 1.20 includes
- a dozen new achievements
- 4 new events
- tweaks to some of simulation variables
- and a great big long list of improvements to the GUI to make information more accessible and to reveal a lot of the 'hidden' data that people wanted to see.
- iPad Pro support
The comments made me giggle a little bit.
Like everyone is complaining that they can't play the game because it takes forever for the game load when they click a button to perform certain task. I had this problem as well and it was very frustrating until I changed the game settings and it appeared to solve the problem, so I messed around with the settings a bit and I discovered that the transition option was the cause of this problem. You just simply turn off the transition button and the game functions at a normal pace, idk why but it did the job, I've known this for ages but this is the only time I could be bothered to write a review for Democracy 3 and then I've proceeded to read the following reviews and I thought that I should mention it. Anyway despite this, overall I think this is a great game and I recommend that you get it if you haven't already.
Turn off transitions!
I was put off buying this game for some time because of the comments about it being very slow...I decided to take the plunge and download it after the EU referendum in Britain, and very glad I did. Having read the previous review, I immediately turned off transitions, and the game runs perfectly smoothly on my iPad Air, no hesitation whatsoever. I should add that I haven't tried it with transitions still on, so I may experience difficulties others have experienced.
Excellent game, very challenging. It did take me a couple of quarters to realise I needed to be doing more than I was. Out of office after my second term, let's try again!
Excellent game but one issue
This game is brilliant and really fun. It's great to try and run a country and see if you can do better than the current leader (not hard to beat David Cameron). If I have one complaint it is that there is no mod support for the iPad version. In particular I would like the fascist mod so if the company could add mod support or put the changes from that mod into the actual game it'd be worthy of 5 stars.
- Category: Games
- Updated: 02 February 2016
- Version: 1.20
- Size: 123 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Positech Computing Ltd
- © 2014-2016 Positech Computing Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
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