Democracy 4

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  • Democracy 4

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 country you are honestly proud of. I hope you enjoy trying :D

1) Fixed bug where background of some elements of situation details may not accurately reflect recent color palette changes. 2) You can now click a voter group in the focus group screen to see details for that group. 3) Changed load game icon from a diskette to an open folder, and added tooltips. 4) Added new next-turn report item, to warn you just before an election if manifesto pledges are likely to be broken. 5) Support for a bunch of mods to be browsed and one-click installed even for non-st...

2021-10-06

Hotfix: Russian language fix for crash when selecting a minister.

2021-09-17

1) Fixed bug in effects of banning women from driving. 2) Increased minimum height of new policy screen so effects always show. 3) Added support for modders to create brand new pre-requisites for a policy, event or dilemma. 4) Text on election screen now flips white if you party color was super dark. Also background then flips grey so you can see your dark balloons. 5) Fixed bug where it was possible for some effects to be displayed overshooting their range, Like income from plastic bag tax afte...

2021-09-16

1) Fixed election results crash when losing in 2 party election.

2021-08-30

1) Fixed crash bug if a custom party name ended with a space. 2) The General Media Censorship policy now makes success more likely for media spin events. 3) Re-balancing of dilemmas, events and situations. 4) Re-organized the options screen to more clearly show what options affect gameplay, and what options are just user-interface. 5) Fixed UI bug when dragging horizontal scrollbar sliders with the mouse. 6) UK has junk food tax to represent the ~$500m a year it gets from the 'Soft Drinks Indust...

2021-08-30

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

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 SPECS:

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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