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Back to News Listing Democracy Now Available From Matrix Games!

Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008 by Erik Rutins

Type: News

Do YOU have what it takes to run a country?

Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com), Tri Synergy, Inc. (www.trisynergy.com), and Positech Games (www.positech.co.uk) are thrilled to announce that Democracy is now available for purchase from Matrix Games!  As the first release of the 2008 election year, the fully updated version of this political strategy gem is now available for worldwide download.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said of the release, “This game puts the quote ‘Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms…’ into perspective. Democracy is as addictive as it is realistic as players struggle to keep everyone happy and in the pro

Shane Nestler from Tri Synergy also added, “We’re very pleased to be working with Matrix Games in bringing this unique strategy game to digital download. Now gamers looking to snag a copy of Democracy over the internet can use Matrix Games’ safe and reliable system.”

 

Democracy is an intelligent and sophisticated game that will entertain you, but could also teach you a thing or two about politics as well. You may think that politics is about sticking to your principles no matter what, but in Democracy you'll quickly see just how easy it is to "compromise" those principles to keep your seat in government and how hard it is to balance the conflicting priorities of your constituents.

Democracy starts with you in the role of President (or Prime Minister) of a modern country.  Choose from twelve real countries, ranging from the United States to Australia.  The object of the game is to stay in power as long as possible while pursuing policies that will turn your country into your definition of a utopia.

 

As the game progresses, you influence your constituent groups by putting new policies into place, changing existing policies and dealing with new and unexpected dilemmas.  There are dozens of different policy areas in several general categories, including Foreign Affairs, Public Services, Taxes, Transport, Welfare and so on.  Different voting groups will have very different and often conflicting views as to which policies are desirable.  If you make your voters mad enough, in some countries you may even face the threat of revolution or assassination, so watch your step!

 

Features of Democracy include:

 

  • Plenty of never-before-seen events and dilemmas, some of which may seem similar to recent world events…
  • Choose from twelve different real-world countries
  • Manage each turn of government development including policy changes, population agenda, re-election and control of legislature, budget decisions, satisfaction of constituent groups
  • Over 80 different policy changes, each with an emphasis slider you can create a limitless number of political combinations to push whatever agenda you wish

 

Can you keep your voters happy while keeping the budget balanced?  Will you be re-elected or viewed as a one term failure?  Play Democracy and find out!

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