Political Animals is an election simulation game set within a fictional world populated by corrupt crocodiles and meritocratic mice. In a political contest where corruption is always around the corner, we want players to find out how incorruptible they really are.
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Mostly Positive (35 reviews) - 74% of the 35 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 2, 2016

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December 14, 2016

Political Animals Launches Linux version!



Hey everyone, we're excited to announce some awesome updates to Political Animals!

Linux Version

We're happy to finally be able to release the game on Linux! Thanks so much to the folks on r/linux_gaming/ for their help in testing the game on multiple distros. We hope you enjoy the game.

There are a few known issues with Linux which we have shared in our community page. Please let us know if you find any issues and we'll do our best to sort them out.

Quick Play

We always imagined Political Animals to be the bite-sized strategy game that you play in between grueling rounds of Crusader Kings 2 or Civilization VI. That's been further reinforced with Quick Play. Now regular players of Political Animals who just want a quick fix can simply click on the Quick Play button on the main screen and take on a random campaign.

In the settings menu you can set the parameters for your quick play sessions, setting the difficulty, campaign length, and starting campaign funds.

New Candidates!

We've added the Penguin, Otter, Ferret, and Reindeer (for a little holiday cheer) to our roster of candidates! If your favorite animal isn't yet available, feel free to request for one and we'll get on it!

Thanks for playing everyone! We'll have more updates soon so stay tuned!

*WARNING - One of our players has noted that their saves have been lost following the update. If you have previously downloaded the game please wait until we resolve this issue before updating. Sorry about that.

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December 7, 2016

Simplified Chinese Localization Now Available!



Hi everyone! We have always wanted to make our game as accessible to as many gamers around the world as possible, so we are delighted to announce the addition of Simplified Chinese localization for Political Animals!

Special thanks to our volunteer localizers:
简体中文本地化由游戏古登堡计划提供,Indienova 强力驱动。
鸣谢下列参与人员(排名不分先后):
Sissel  程是颐  craft  Allucinaria  carter
潦倒困  yiren  daqicheng  希哲  Cure蟹老板
弓水文  谜之声  doodle  胡萝卜

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Reviews

“It's colourful and silly and the art style is lovely, all of which belies its depth as a strategy game.”
Eurogamer

“It is blindingly obvious Political Animals has a lot to offer”
Gamewatcher

“a deep strategy game drawing inspiration for in-game events from real world political events and scandals”
The Reticule

About This Game


Political Animals is an election simulation game set within a world populated by corrupt crocodiles and meritocratic mice. In a political contest where corruption is always around the corner, we want players to find out how incorruptible they really are. Do you have the integrity of Mousey or the ruthlessness of Croccy? Will you fight your campaign on issues and in the best interests of the people, or will you succumb to the easier path of bribery and intimidation? Will you win votes...or will you buy them?


Each turn you spend points to move your candidate and their staff around the political landscape to whip up popular support. Your choice of staff affects your strategy! A lawyer can settle your scandals, but a preacher can energize the population. Raise funds from the wealthy, give gifts to political patrons, or hold rallies to build grass-roots support from the electorate. Along the way, expect to encounter scandals both real and fabricated as well as random events that test your moral mettle.


This new turn-based strategy game is developed by Philippines-based studio Squeaky Wheel and published by Democracy-3 developers Positech Games. Political Animals features a large and continuously increasing set of playable characters, eight different maps and and infinite strategies you can employ to win over the population, district by district.

  • A bite-sized yet deep turn-based strategy game that you can play in 1-2 hour campaigns
  • Eight beautifully designed maps based on countries around the world
  • Numerous animal candidates to choose from and customize
  • Eight different staff types with special abilities to suit your campaign style
  • Political Events that draw inspiration from world politics

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: 7
    • Processor: min. 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 820M
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 7
    • Processor: min. 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 820M
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.3
    • Processor: Intel® Core i5 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 6000
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.3
    • Processor: Intel® Core i5 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 6000
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu, Arch, Debian, Solus, Antergos, Kubuntu, SteamOS, Opensus, Solus
    • Processor: min. 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu, Arch, Debian, Solus, Antergos, Kubuntu, SteamOS, Opensus, Solus
    • Processor: min. 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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