Positech Games is now offering beta access to Democracy 3
to those who
preorder the next installment in their strategy series based on the intricate
inner workings of government. Preorders are being accepted
through this site
and the beta is available for Windows, OS X, and Linux, and all customers will
also get a Steam
key for the final release. Here's their campaign:
Positech Games, developers of Gratuitous Space Battles, Are happy to announce
that once more they are bringing Democracy to the people of the world! Democracy
3 is the third in their series of complex and deep political strategy games
where the player takes on the role of President or Prime Minister, charged with
the task of keeping the population happy, the economy booming and preventing
society collapsing around them.
Democracy 3 is the only game of its kind. Not an election-simulation, but a
government-simulation, built around a custom-programmed neural network and
unique iconic user interface that represents the thousands of simulated voters,
pressure groups, policies, laws and statistics that make up a detailed model of
a western democracy.
As president, you decide what laws to set, which taxes to raise (or cut)
which government programs to expand, introduce or cancel, whilst keeping one eye
on the countdown to the next election. All political careers end in failure, and
Democracy 3 is thus a game that cannot truly be won, only eventually lost.