Democracy 4 lets you take the role of President / Prime minister, govern the country (choosing its policies, laws and other actions), and both transform the country as you see fit, while trying to retain enough popularity to get re-elected...
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Democracy 4 is the ultimate game for Early Access! As the game is being developed by two English guys, we really will benefit from the insights and ideas and experience of players all around the world who can help us work out if our simulations of their countries in the game are accurate. Plus we genuinely LOVE reading user feedback and ideas on our games!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We anticipate that the game will definitely be in EA for the rest of 2020 and for the start of 2021, but how long we stay in Early Access really depends on feedback from the steam community on what they think of the game, and how much we should add to it.”

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

“The Early Access version only contains 2 countries and one platform (PC) and one player language (English) right now, but that will be changing rapidly. We will be taking two approaches during Early Access. One is to improve upon the balance and accuracy of the game, so we can see what missions are too easy, what policies are overpowered, and identify any bugs etc. The other is to expand greatly on the content within the game which means more countries and supported languages and platforms, but also means more policies, dilemmas, events and situations based on feedback from our players.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current game is perfectly playable, and has been tested for tens of thousands of hours by over 3,000 alpha-testers before we release the game into the steam Early Access system. There are only two countries, and one language and platform, but we expect both the languages and countries to increase quite rapidly once we are in EA.”

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

“We do not anticipate any changes in the pricing of the game during Early Access”

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

“We will be actively and regularly involving the community in helping us improve the game during its time in Early Access. We already have our own in-game developer-priority voting system that lets us get accurate and widespread feedback from players on how they like to see the game evolve. We also intend to be very active on forums in listening to, and replying to players ideas and critiques of the game during its ongoing development.”
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Reviews

“it does a great job of capturing the flustercuck that is Earth by 2020”
85% – Game Watcher

“I would highly suggest you give Democracy 4 a go, even if it is not your type of game, you will get hooked immediately granted you give it some patience.”
80% – Games Hedge

“As for the game’s current stint in Early Access I honestly wouldn’t have even known that it was in Early Access if I didn’t already know that.”
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About This Game

Democracy 4 lets you take the role of President / Prime minister, govern the country (choosing its policies, laws and other actions), and both transform the country as you see fit, while trying to retain enough popularity to get re-elected...

Built on a custom-built neural network designed to model the opinions, beliefs, thoughts and biases of thousands of virtual citizens, Democracy 4 is the state-of-the-art in political simulation games. A whole new vector-graphics engine gives the game a more adaptable, cleaner user interface, and the fourth in the series builds on the past while adding a host of new features such as media reports, coalition governments, emergency powers, three-party systems and a more sophisticated simulation that handles inflation, corruption and modern policy ideas such as quantitative easing, helicopter money, universal basic income and policies to cover current political topics such as police body cameras, transgender rights and tons more.

Democracy 4 is the ultimate sandbox for testing out your political ideas. We all think our politicians are useless and that we could do a better job ourselves, but is that really true? With one eye on the budget, one-eye on the polls, and somehow finding time to watch out for terrorist attacks at the same time, you will find that staying in power while changing society for the better is a tougher job than you ever imagined.

Would it really be a good idea to legalize all drugs? to give the police machineguns? to ban abortion? to invest heavily in green energy? would UBI really work? can you stay elected after cutting pensions in half to pay for your science budget? There is only one game that lets you find out!



The intention in designing this game is to have no implied bias whatsoever (tricky, but we try!) so this is NOT a game that is going to lecture you about politics, or tell you that your beliefs are wrong. This is a strategy game, not a political protest :D. If you want to turn your country into ayn rand's fantasy, abolish all public spending and all taxes, you can do that. it might work, it might not! depending on how you handle it. On the other hand if you want to nationalise the railways, the energy companies, the water companies, cap CEO pay, ban second-home ownership and put universal income in place, you can do that too. All the game tries to do is model the *likely* effects, short and long term of any action you take.

Because modders have so enthusiastically supported earlier games in the series, we are doing our bet to make Democracy 4 as mod-friendly as possible too, and steam workshop support will make choosing and installing mods easy. Ultimately all our data is in text files that you can edit yourself, so if you think our analysis of the link between car tax and car usage is wrong (for example), its trivial to edit it, and share your changes with other players.

Ultimately Democracy 4 is not a game about simply winning an election, but about running the country. Losing an election is just the end-game (unless you get assassinated), the real challenge to the game is whether or not you can create a country you are honestly proud of. I hope you enjoy trying :D

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7,8,10
    • Processor: intel i5 1.6GHZ
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: intel HD3000
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7,8,10
    • Processor: intel i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: intel HD3000
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any

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