What's New

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

App Description

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.

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 11, 2014 Initial release
  • July 26, 2014 New version 1.14.1
  • August 11, 2014 New version 1.14.2
  • August 16, 2014 New version 1.14.3
  • January 05, 2015 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $4.99
  • February 11, 2015 Price increase: $4.99 -> $9.99
  • April 27, 2015 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $0.99
  • April 29, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • April 30, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • May 07, 2015 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • June 08, 2015 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • June 21, 2015 New version 1.15
  • June 23, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • June 28, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • February 02, 2016 New version 1.20