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Democratic Socialism Simulator Review
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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Democratic Socialism Simulator is a puzzle game where you run for office and then run a country. It offers a flow of questions with a yes or no response. Each answer has consequences in the minds of the voters and the prosperity of the country. It's an intriguing challenge that doesn't dodge political hot potatoes like Black Lives Matter or gender themes.

As you make your decisions you can click on a grid of voters to see what their concerns are and what will motivate them to like you. Through hundreds of choices based on existing policy proposals, you slowly work to win their support.

The game doesn't presuppose a particular political outlook but enables you to play with different ideologies and strategies. The whole thing is kept light hearted with a cast of extremely opinionated anthropomorphic animals asking the questions.

The developer talks about the game as a chance to see "the opportunities and challenges of a Sanders (or Sanders-like) presidency. The game aims to go beyond the personal attacks and bad faith analysis of the electoral cycle and focus on what can be concretely done once in power."

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 20/02/2020

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Genres: Narrative, Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy

Developer: Molle Industria (@MolleIndustria)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 20 minutes and half an hour to complete. A single game typically last about 20-30 minutes.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Language.

In the US, ESRB state: ESRB MATURE 17+ for Drug Reference, Strong Language

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Democratic Socialism Simulator Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@MolleIndustria) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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