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  Government Simulator to be released this December
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10/23/2017
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Government Simulator, a new title in development by Austria based Ambiera, is an economic and political simulation game.

Take control of a whole country, like the USA, Germany, France, Russia, or Austria. Change laws, taxes and budgets based on real world statistics and data, and see what happens.

You can for example:

  • Turn the USA into a dictatorship or a social paradise
  • Start a war with Canada
  • Make Russia a capitalist utopia
  • Turn Germany into a third world country
  • Experiment with universal basic income
  • Introduce a cash ban, nuclear phase-out, or diesel ban
  • and much more
The game simulates a whole country: Population, debt, GDP, economic growth, unempolyment, crime, life expectancy, birth rate, mortality rate, state of the infrastructure and so on. The player can adjust budgets, taxes, laws, and see what the outcome is.

The game is running on real-world data. Meaning everything is based on real values: If you play as the USA, the debt, income, expenditures, crime rate, unemployment rate, etc. you start with is based on the actual, real values of the USA. For example if you lower a tax rate, you'll see what the simulation calculates as new values afterwards, in dollars, people, crimes per 100.000, interest rate, life expectancy in years, and similar.

There are goals to fullfil, like decreasing the crime rate or achieving a certain public health or education rating, but it is already interesting to try to tamper with the various options alone: What happens if you lower the minimum wage? What if you change the length of maternity leave? Or the retirement age? You can also do more serious changes like introducing censorship laws, compulsory military service, cash bans, or universal basic income.

There are military options, so you can start a war with any country in the world, and adjust its operation mode while the conflict is active. But be sure not to let it run out of control. Some countries for example also have a nuclear option, of course.

The game also includes a media and public reations system, where you can read the most interesting headlines, and try to influence the media with PR stunts, interviews, and similar.

You can play as the USA, Germany, Russia, France, and Austria: These are the countries the simulation was implemented and tested to work nicely. But there are also additional countries and scenarios which can be downloaded. It is also possible to create new countries and scenarios on your own and share them with others.

Platforms: PC

Release date: December 4th, 2017

Official Website: http://www.government-simulator.com/

Steam Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/731920/Government_Simulator/

You can find a press kit here:

http://www.government-simulator.com/presskit.html

About Ambiera

Ambiera is an independent software and game development company based in Austria. Best known for its game development tech like the CopperCube game engine, Ambiera also creates games itself from time to time. www.ambiera.com