The Democratic Socialism Simulator lets you play as the first socialist president of the United States! Enact radical reforms, tax the rich, transform the economy, tackle the most pressing issues without alienating voters or bankrupting the government. But beware: the ruling class won't give up its power easily. Even your closest allies may turn on you.

*Hundreds of choices based on existing policy proposals
*Randomly generated scenarios and multiple endings
*Room for different play styles, ideologies, and strategies
*A cast of extremely opinionated anthropomorphic animals

The Democratic Socialism Simulator is a single player game that borrows its interface from the dating app Tinder and the popular game series Reigns. A single game typically last about 20-30 minutes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
941 Ratings

941 Ratings

Chesslover41201 ,

A Satirical Gem

This game is amazing, and I use that word literally. I was amazed about what it accomplished; the developer's goal of provoking thought about politics. It's not just bashing Democrats or vilifying Republicans. It's doing both. Regardless of your opinions, playing this game makes you feel like every decision is the wrong one.

For example, the game gave me the offer to gerrymander, which would increase everyone's views on my office. However, you can also reject the offer, giving you a boost for the justice system. I knew that gerrymandering sounded too good to be true, so didn't decide on it. I lost that game, and part of me wonders if I could have totally changed the outcome from that one decision. That's the beauty of DSS.

From the wonderfully designed characters and dialogue, to the immense amount of replay potential, I'm amazed that this game is free. My only negative thought is that the game isn't at the scale it deserves. I'm waiting eagerly to see what's in store for the next project.

Andrew3048 ,

Great UI, Gameplay lacking

Falling in the footsteps of dictator and similar games, DS Simulator has a really great UI and polish that makes this an excellent game in the designer’s portfolio. On the other hand it no longer resides in my phone’s memory. This is because the “game” isn’t really so much a simulation as it is a loosely disguised ideation tool to implant Democratic Socialist thoughts in the player’s head and familiarize them with democratic socialist policies. Any policy decisions that stray from the DS platform provoke disgruntled responses from advisors, and expose clear holes in the ideology. Policy decisions that adhere to the DS platform create an impossible-to-lose fantasy regardless of simulated events.

This is clearly game-breaking and demonstrate’s the vapid, ideological bent of the designer. If he were interested in making a simulation game based around current events and carried the same ideological bent but with a shred of interest entertainment, it would be possible to lose following a DS trajectory instead only being capable of winning with massive public support and under budget. This simply demonstrates that the developer lacks integrity beyond adherence to an ideology, the extent of which while impressive, demonstrates a humorously closed mind to culture, realpolitik, and current events.

I would not recommend this game unless you’re a socialist in desperate need of white-pills, in which case this is a fantastic source of distilled copium.

KJ-0625 ,

Good, definitely biased.

It’s a fun game, a good time kill that also makes you think, but it’s clearly biased. What I think a lot of the people here staying ITS PROAGANDA!1!1!1!1!1!1!!1!1!!!1!1!! Here missed, is that it’s DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM simulator. The goal is to achieve socialism, carbon neutrality, and my issue with it, power of the people.

This is my issue cause “power of the people” is the “propaganda” piece. If there’s one thing we should agree on, it should be the socialism does not give people more tangible, recordable power like shown in the game. It provides too much of a positive air to the whole thing. If your gonna do a socialism simulator, you should cut down on the bias. With questions, there is either a socialist, correct answer, or a money saving/voter saving answer. There is no “We shouldn’t buy the aircraft carriers cause we don’t need them” there is only “let’s cut down on the amount of aircraft carriers so we can save money”

It’s definitely an idealized version of socialism, which is something to beware of before downloading, but as long as you can recognize the bias, it’s a fun game.

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