Lawgivers II is a political sandbox game that features multiple electoral systems, approve/reject bills and govern a country. Start out your career from the very bottom, and perhaps one day, lead your nation to become the most influential in the world.
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Mixed (192) - 68% of the 192 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Aug 18, 2023
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Our aim with Lawgivers II is to create the most comprehensive political sandbox game to date. But in order to reach this goal, the project requires accurate testing and tips from political simulation fans.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game will stay in early access for approximately one year. This allows us to properly fix and adjust the gameplay according to the feedback of our community.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We plan to add many game modes to the full version (according to Kickstarter stretch goals), such as multiplayer, career, and spectator modes. Additionally, we would like to include new playable countries and the ability to start the game in 1950 and progress through the most significant events of recent history.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The players can already release statements to promise actions, organize polls, run for elections, approve/reject laws in parliament and apply special measures to the country.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Once the early access period is over, the game will raise to its final price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“New ideas and feature requests can be proposed and discussed on our Discord server. Additionally, from time to time, we will conduct community polls to decide which new elements (such as countries) should be added to the game.”
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About This Game

Lawgivers II is a turn-based political and geopolitical simulation game. The player can choose to start the political career as a simple activist or directly as the leader of a party. There are three alternative ways to win the game: By pursuing personal interests, party influence or national prestige.

World

A hand-crafted realistic world map featuring the most well-know countries, regional/state subdivisions and cities. The playable nations will feature electoral districts too. Use comfortable filters to display population density, foreign relations, gdp growth, military spending, media outreach, election outcomes, etc. For a better overview, the map can also be projected onto 2D.

Elections

Lawgivers II is designed to be a sandbox game, where players can experiment new strategies for winning elections and implement policies to avoid national bankruptcy. All playable nations start with their own system and rules. During the game the lawmakers might propose to parliament/congress to switch to another electoral system which can be proportional, majoritarian or mixed. Constituencies are also editable and allow practicing gerrymandering for winning the elections. Debates can be organized in a region/state to discuss important matter that affects that part of population.

Parliament/Congress

Enter the parliament/congress with your lawmakers to approve or abolish laws in a much expanded and realistic way. Elect the speaker of the house to watch over parliamentary democracy and set up custom committees. Lawmakers will have their own opinion about laws and ways to rule. If there are too many points of view inside the party, some politicians might leave or form another one. Check out their personal history and be sure to secure their trust during the most difficult times. Request a secret vote for a bill, or a motion to impeach the president.

Laws

Personalize and approve bills, article by article, like never before. With constitutional amendments players are able to control the workflow of the most important institutions of the country. Players will have total freedom to choose whether to incorporate a specific bill into the constitution or approve it as an ordinary law.

Government

Run for the highest seat in presidential and semi-presidential republics or become the prime minister in parliamentary republics. Form a government alone or with a coalition of parties and manage to survive motions of no confidence. Bypass the parliament if necessary, to meet your needs, but be prepared to face the consequences.

Organisations and Lobbies

Organizations and lobbies can wield a significant amount of influence in your country. You can seek their support by hiring one of their representatives or choose to practice honest and clean politics and be a good servant of the country.

Trade & War

Every nation has something to offer to the world, whether it's know-how, raw materials, or exotic fruits. In the role of head of the government, you will have to visit other countries and forge strategic alliances to secure vital resources for your citizens. Influence nearby regions with your main ideology or surprise the world by pressing the red button, but be prepared to face strong political consequences and sanctions! While war is possible, it's highly discouraged, and the repercussions might be catastrophic for your economy as well.

Multiplayer

Join with your friends in a coalition to form the government, or simply stay in opposition and get ready for your first chance to grab power.

Mods

The game comes with Steamworks support. Modders can add new countries, laws, events, parameters, resources, ideologies, and more content with just a simple text editor. The appearance of lawmakers is completely customizable too, so you can draw and import portraits of your favorite politicians!

Join our community on Discord, participate in development polls and contribute to one of the most ambitious political simulation games!

System Requirements

Windows
macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 630 or equivalent
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 or equivalent
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: MacOS
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 630 or equivalent
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: MacOS
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 or equivalent
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 630 or equivalent
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Linux
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 or equivalent
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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