Democracy 3 12+

Positech Games

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 65 Ratings
    • $4.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Ever wanted to run the country?

Have you ever wanted to be president? or prime-minister? Convinced you could do a better job of running the country? Let's face it, you could hardly do a worse job than our current political leaders. Crime, Unemployment, National Debt, Terrorism, Climate Change...Have you got the answers to the problems that face western industrialized nations? Here is your chance to find out…

An entire virtual country

Democracy 3 simulates the motivations, loyalties and desires of everyone in the country. A custom-designed neural network is used to model individual voters, each which varying memberships of voting groups, political parties and pressure groups. Each voters income is modelled, along with their levels of complacency and cynicism. This is the most sophisticated political strategy game ever created.

Unique user interface

Despite being vastly detailed under-the-hood, Democracy 3 has a unique user interface that makes visualising the connections between laws, policies, voters and situations easy. A simple iconic-based view of your countries issues allows you to 'drill-down' through all the relationships between policies and voters to quickly analyse the impacts of your decisions. Your trade policy may affect GDP, which will affect unemployment, which will effect poverty, and thus crime, leading to a change in tourism, which affects GDP…

Complex simulated voters

Each individual voter is a mixture of a subset of the 21 different voter groups represented within the game. They might be a young, wealthy, liberal socialist commuter, or a retired conservative religious capitalist, for example. Not only this, but the extent to which they identify each of those groups is both variable, and can be affected by your policies in the long term. Convert your country to religion, or atheism, to capitalism, or socialism by careful and nuanced adjustment of your policies and laws over time. A 'focus group' feature lets you look at individual voters and see exactly how they came to a decision to vote for you (or not!).

Detailed policy model

Each policy (or law) in the game has a slider which allows you to fine tune it's intensity to get the balance just right. A series of equations within the game allows the same policy to have radically different effects on each voter group at different points in the slider, so some voters may be indifferent to a policy unless it reaches extreme levels, for example. Democracy 3 also models the global economy, including credit rating agencies and debt interest levels, as well as the impact of global events on your country.

What’s New

Version 1.20

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Version 1.20 includes
- a dozen new achievements
- 4 new events
- tweaks to some of simulation variables
- and a great big long list of improvements to the GUI to make information more accessible and to reveal a lot of the 'hidden' data that people wanted to see.
- iPad Pro support

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

El_Marquistador ,

Love it

Love playing the PC version, and this is a nice port. However there seems to be a glitch with the focus groups. You can populate focus groups, cycle through members, and see their affiliations and levels of their influence, but the names won't update with their opinion of your administration. It's not a SUPER big deal, and if you've never played the game don't let this keep you from buying it.

Would also be nice to see the "Extremism" and "Social Engineering" expansions be included to iOS (unless they already are, and I'm just dumb/don't realize...I should check that."

art926 ,

It’s great, but...

The interface needs to be urgently fixed. It’s just so so broken! I click the X button to close the window, but it’s asking me to apply the policy I’ve changed (while it has dedicated Apply and Revert buttons). I click outside the window hoping to close it that way, but the click goes through and does something else in the panels bellow. I try to scroll texts and window content by dragging with my finger, but it does something else (you have to use the scroll bar). And no good tutorial at all, just some boring manual. It looks like a quick and cheap port of some desktop game. They need a good QA cycle and polishing, as it has a potential to become a masterpiece.
P.S. why does my high value of “The Environment” affect “Tourism” as a red arrow?

Kristopffff ,

No tech issues/high replayability - love it!

I was a bit concerned after reading the reviews that the game might trouble me with technical issues as well, but after installing on my iPad mini and playing religiously for days now, I am very pleased with the performance. No noticeable bugs; the game runs flawlessly for me.

Just as importantly however, is the game quality. The complexity is fairly high, but it's quick and easy to grasp just diving into regular game play. I love the myriad of awards, making it rewarding to play all types of colorful government styles to try to earn them - great replayability! And with a good degree of challenge. Buy it - you won't be disappointed!

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