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Democracy 3 hurtles into the future with the Clones and Drones expansion

Democracy 3 Clones and Drones

Democracy 3 is jumping into the near future and turbulent times with the Clones and Drones expansion, which dropped today. Future techs and new social issues rear their heads, adding more to the charts and numbers that spin grim political yarns. At least, the yarns are grim when I’m playing, and ruining the country.

The future doesn’t seem too bright. 

“The population of earth is predicted to hit 9 billion in 2040, up from 7 billion today. Climate change threatens the food supply on which those 9 billion will depend. Meanwhile Technological growth threatens to put tens or even hundreds of millions out of work, and an over-use of antibiotics means we may soon see widespread resistance to them and a resurgence of once forgotten diseases. Combine this with a stock market now increasingly controlled by computers, wars increasingly waged by machine and the future looks more uncertain than ever.

“Into this chaos steps YOU. As newly elected president, you have these problems in your inbox on day one.“

Dear me, that’s a lot of pressure to put on one person’s shoulders. Democracy 3 always throws up one crisis or another, some big important decision that needs to be made, and Clones and Drones expands that list of problems and policies by quite a bit.

New Policies:

  • Human Cloning Research Grants
  • Drone Strike Act
  • Electric Cars Initiative
  • Climate Change Adaption Fund
  • One Child Policy
  • Mars Program
  • Antibiotics Ban
  • Mandatory Microchip Implant
  • Home Fabrication Grants
  • Rare Earth Metal Mining
  • Driverless Car Laws
  • Synthetic Meat Research Grants
  • Internet Currency Taxation
  • Anti-Gravity Research Grants
  • Vertical Farm Subsidies
  • Electronic Direct Democracy
  • Green Electronics Initiative
  • International Fusion Research Project
  • Farmland Acquisition Program
  • Limit Automated Trading
  • Automation Tax

New Situations:

  • Cyclones
  • Food crisis
  • Drone Protests
  • Rare earth crisis
  • Real estate bubble
  • Luddite Riots
  • Antibiotics-Resistant Bacteria
  • Water shortage
  • Weather Prediction Technology
  • Virtual Reality Market Leader

The different groups that make up your chosen country will react differently to the new policies you try and ram down their throats. Support human cloning, and the conservatives will start to question your leadership. Employ drone strikes, and you’ll start losing your liberal supporters. You can’t please everyone.

You can grab the expansion direct from Positech, on Steam or through the Humble Store for £3.99/$4.99.

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Amdisity Avatar
3 Years ago

I have a serious itch that needs scratching, and it's a management one. Anyone played this and think it's worth a quick splash? After the release drama with Sim City which was penned in to cure the itch I'm still left wanting. I played Anno Online for quite a while and enjoyed that(GJ Blue-Byte, that's two games you've got me on this year). Depending on how buggy the FM2015 release is, I usually wait for the first big patch to hit before playing that. I usually have a good old play of Prison Architect every couple of months.

So right now I have a little space open for this kinda game. Yay or nay?

Fraser Brown Avatar
3 Years ago

I think it's really quite good, but nothing like the other management games you mentioned. It's all spreadsheets, graphs, stats and simple, no nonsense text.

There's a link in the article to my review, and hopefully it will become clear from reading that if it's for you or not.

Amdisity Avatar
3 Years ago

Aye I remember reading it and was quite interested, but was on the fence. I was a big fan of the old text based MMOs. Planetarion I think was the biggie around that time, I liked Droid Arena, Dark Galaxy is still around and trying to relaunch. Alien Adoption Agency was probably the first one I got into. So text based is all good by me.

And with this expansion I feel it may have tipped it for me.

Spreadsheets and graphs are a dream for me, making things like a full resource usage, cost, output etc per 'tick' for games like Anno Online in excel is fun for me. Even when there's a usable one online, lol.

I'm so sad, sigh.

steodosic Avatar
3 Years ago

I tried to play this game on my Windows 7 32 bit PC. Installation went well, but I was unable to play and even unable to unistall. Is there a version except the 64 bit?