Timely! Democracy 3’s Electioneering Expansion Released

Dearie me, Positech Games have been lucky. While the UK’s political situation stumbles into chaos on all sides, like a Three Stooges skit full of pratfalls and kicks up the jacksy, Positech have launched the Electioneering expansion for political strategy game Democracy 3 [official site]. What convenient timing! The expansion lets players campaign to win elections and maybe I’m getting ahead of myself with this ha-ha-hilarious satire given that you need candidates before anyone can go electioneering.

Electioneering will send players on the campaign trail, giving speeches, making pledges in manifestos, raising funds, currying public favour, and doing goofy publicity stunts. Ahh I don’t… it’s Friday evening, would you kindly just watch this trailer and spare me from thinking about this mess we’re in:

Electioneering is available from Steam, GOG, the Humble Store, and direct from Positech. It’ll cost you about £4.

I used to think politics games weren’t nearly nuanced enough to simulate how governments, elections, and electorates work. Now I worry that they think too much of us.

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8 Comments

  1. Monggerel says:

    APPOSITE

  2. lamjo says:

    Eheh, nope. Nope, nope, nope. No.

  3. James says:

    If it doesn’t have a ‘Lie and then run when you win’ option I’ll be disappointed.

  4. sicanshu says:

    But can it simulate riot shields, voodoo economics, and cattle prods in the IMF?

  5. King in Winter says:

    But will I be able to ride on the populist tools of lies, threats and violence, and exit all manner of international treaties and organizations?

    • J.C. says:

      What are you even referring to? Brexit? If you like unelected, corrupted Beaucrats and Banksters driving sinking ships you should just say so. Their best policies are: QE, NIRP, Austerity (stripping/stealing assets from Nations), Economic Terrorism (AKA Sanctions), Illegal Regime Change, and soon Helicopter Money, and recklessly playing “War Games” along Russian borders like Napoleon and Hitler. ;) Have fun with that.

      • Kollega says:

        If you honestly think that EU is the worst thing that happened to Europe in the last hundred years… well, I personally can do nothing other than direct you to Sabaton’s repertoire. I recommend you start with “The Price of A Mile”.

    • KDR_11k says:

      Most likely yes.