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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...
Release Date: Oct 14, 2013
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Democracy 3: Extremism released!

May 13th, 2014

Do you enjoy Democracy 3 but wish you could go that little bit further? Are you a capitalist who wants the unemployed to work for their benefits? Maybe a patriot who wishes every schoolkid had to sing the national anthem every day? Perhaps an environmentalist who wants to close the airports? All these options (and many more) can be yours with the new Expansion for Democracy 3... EXTREMISM.
Check out the trailer (we are very pleased with it :D) and more here:

Democracy 3: Extremism

And let us know what you think of the new policies!

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Version 1.14 for windows (OSX & Linux to follow)

March 24th, 2014

Hi, this is just a minor update to fix some niggles...here they are:

Version 1.14
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GUI Changes:
The list of mods now shows green for enabled and red for disabled in both the list and the selected mod.
The delete mod button ahs been moved to the mod details screen.
Main menu and loading screen now supports screen resolutions larger than 2048 width better.
Polling screen, New policy screen and achievements screen are now larger on high resolutions.
Minimum res (1024) now no longer crops the voter type names on the polls screen.

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Reviews

“Apparently somewhere between the genuine bona fide electrified six-car monorail, the prostitutes and the land mines, I lost the support of the electorate.”
PC Gamer

“I returned to Democracy 3 in an attempt to put right the wrongs of my previous administration. On my first visit, I broke Britain, crushing its culture and creating a country reminiscent of Clockwork Orange, filled with gangs and ultraviolence.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Positech has made, I believe, one of the fullest real-world governance simulation games ever conceived. It’s engaging, it’s self-aware, and, at times, it’s funnier than anyone might have expected”
Indie Statik

About the Game

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 modeled, 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 visualizing 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 analyze 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!).

Read the reviews!

http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/09/18/democracy-3-hands-on-losing-elections-with-land-mines-in-a-complex-politics-sim/
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/10/07/greatest-britain-democracy-3-hands-on/
http://indiestatik.com/2013/10/09/kill-your-starry-eyed-romanticism-in-real-time-with-democracy-3/
http://www.jumptogamer.com/reviews/democracy-3-review/
http://www.kernelmag.com/reviews/game-review/6167/democracy-3/
http://fronttowardsgamer.com/2013/10/28/democracy-3-review-pc/
http://tiger-gaming.org/democracy-3/
http://www.bagofgames.com/2013/10/democracy-3-review/
http://www.softpedia.com/reviews/games/pc/Democracy-3-Review-393388.shtml
http://www.n4gtv.com/threads/democracy-3-review.592/
... and lots more...

Mod Support

Democracy 3 is very configurable and trivial to mod. It also has steam workshop support, for easy installation and browsing of modded content. Want to mod the game yourself? no problem, you need zero coding experience, just a spreadsheet program or a text editor, and we have a full comprehensive modding guide available here:
http://www.positech.co.uk/democracy3/modding.html
Modders can easily edit the policies, add new ones, change the way objects affect others, create entirely new countries, situations and even re-write the entire economic and political model. Everything is editable and accessible.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 gig
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 gig
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2 gig
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2 gig
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2 gig
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2 gig
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any
Helpful customer reviews
517 of 580 people (89%) found this review helpful
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Legalised abortion and got assassinated by nuns.

7.5/10
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681 of 881 people (77%) found this review helpful
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I was assassinated by Liberals. 10/10
Posted: February 4th, 2014
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153 of 178 people (86%) found this review helpful
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Wow, running a country isn't what I expected. Rather than killing badgers and being insulted by the Daily Mail like a real politician, I spent my first few years as Prime Minister removing the country of all crime. Surprisingly, this worked. Only it turns out that the selfish ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ public wouldn't vote for me until I fixed things like equality and massive horrible poverty, the greedy whining ♥♥♥♥♥.
But hey, I managed to pull that off pretty okay, just barely scraping through the election. All was going well, until people started to ask how I was going to pay for all those extra police and terrifying murder drones I'd use in my war on crime. Turns out I couldn't, and was forced to raise taxes to a horrendous degree in an attempt to maybe pay off some of the debt, but before I could manage that I was murdered by capitalists.

Politics are hard.

But anyway, it was only a few attempts later that I managed a 20-year long run as Prime Minister, winning landslide victory after landslide victory as I turned Britain into a socialist utopia. After fixing every problem ever I got a bit bored and tried to create a facist dictatorship, but instead I eradicated poverty by mistake. Woops.

Politics are easy.

So I guess the point of this stupid ramble is that it may have gotten pretty easy pretty fast but at least it was interesting.
Posted: February 8th, 2014
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52 of 72 people (72%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
5.4 hrs on record
You can make the USA communist and have black people execute you.

10/10 Would buy again.
Posted: May 23rd, 2014
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
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7 reviews
11.6 hrs on record
This game is for you, if you are interested in politics or economy (I am). It's really great! You can feel like a real politican. For me, the biggest fun is making your own-virtual country an taxless, capitalist utopia. Great simulator of politics 10/10

PS Our current politicans should play this game... :)
Posted: February 14th, 2014
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