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  Simulation & strategy games publisher, Eversim, releases their ultimate geopolitical simulator expansion
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08/04/2021
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]
Power & Revolution 2021 Edition is a simulation of our current world, recreating its features in-depth and across a number of domains: economic, political, diplomacy, military, social, financial, environmental, energetic, transportation... 

 
In Power & Revolution 2021 Edition, all countries of the world are represented with their own features. The game combines management stages of economics, diplomacy, commerce, wargames, construction, espionage, simulation, political influence and manipulation.
 
The calculation and scenario engines of Power & Revolution 2021 Edition include more than 100,000 data, 20,000 texts and 12 hours of recorded dialogue. A detailed and animated 3D world map helps to support the players, with all the borders, regions and important and strategic locations of the world.
NEW CONTENT FOR THE 2021 EDITION
2021: A YEAR OF CHALLENGES!
 
In 2020, the pandemic flattened economies, sent debt through the roof and increased economic insecurity. But at the beginning of 2021, hope was reborn with the arrival of vaccines against Covid-19: the end of the health crisis and the return of growth are on the horizon and with the inauguration of the new American president, a new era of diplomacy has also begun.
 
As head of one or several nations, win the battle against the virus by carrying out a vaccination campaign, revitalize your economy and move your pawns on the political chessboard with new strategies: the creation of party coalitions, negotiations during meetings of heads of state, free-trade agreements, worldwide taxes, diplomatic initiatives (scientific cooperation, student exchanges, year of culture)...
 
In a vast, highly realistic simulation of the European Union, there are many political conundrum to solve if you want to develop the organization: voting and institutional operation rules, detailed budgets, new taxes, fiscal or social harmonization, commercial agreements…
 
And there are other challenges to face: in "Biden's Challenge", try to reach your ambitious goals as the new American head of state; participate in the German federal elections and if you win, try to form a coalition to govern the country; and with the new worldwide fatality management system, take action to reduce their impact and limit the number of deaths.

Simulation of the European Union

 
The complex operation of the European Union has been incorporated to simulate the cogs in the machine and to allow its development: roles of the executive and legislative, detailed spending and revenue budgets, system of country membership dues, aid payments, economic break-down and ranking of all regions of the member countries, holding elections in Europe...
 
The player can propose resolutions within all areas of responsibility in the EU, especially the rules of social and fiscal harmonization between member countries, but they will have to be particularly shrewd and convincing because decisions are made collectively among the nations with sometimes conflicting objectives. In which case, modifying the voting rules will prove particularly interesting. The player can also redistribute the annual aid they receive from the EU to try to maximize these subsidies.
 
Scenarios pertaining to the EU are included: "The Beijing-Berlin Silk Road", "Enlarging the Union" and "The EU, the Leading World Power and Global Democracy".

 
Biden’s Challenge
 
As head of the USA, the player must keep all the promises made during the electoral campaign and during the State of the Union Address, more than twenty goals to meet. They mainly cover fiscal policy, massive investments in infrastructure, development of clean energies, ending the health crisis and reducing inequality and discrimination. But tensions in the American population threaten to reemerge, especially with a program that greatly offends the most radical fringes of the conservative opposition...

 
Covid-19 Pandemic
 
The world is not finished with the virus. All data has been updated as of the beginning of 2021 and the player must run a vaccination campaign and put an end to the health crisis. In addition to all the types of confinement that already exist, the player can set vaccination priorities along with health and vaccination policies (vaccination passport...).

 
Simulation of fatalities
 
Real fatality data for every country of the world has been integrated into the game. Nearly thirty causes of death are simulated (cancers, stroke, malnutrition, diabetes, heart disease, traffic accidents...) and the player can act to reduce these occurrences.

 
Creation of political coalitions
 
The players can run an electoral campaign or lead a country by allying with other political parties. To do this, you will have to create a common program and commit to allocating governmental posts.

 
Meetings of heads of state
 
The player can negotiate directly with various independent members, playing on the influences they have on each other and try to change the outcome of the vote that is displayed on the screen. At meetings of the European Union, you can offer reimbursements on membership dues.

 
Free-trade agreements
 
Various type of agreements can be proposed. Depending on the economic, political or environmental impact, this will enable you to develop various volumes of trade between countries or the European Union and thus promote economic growth.

 
New diplomatic initiatives
 
Countries can collaborate and improve relations by implementing student exchanges program, a year of culture dedicated to a host nation, transnational highway construction, scientific cooperation aimed at making discoveries and sharing them by pooling scientific knowledge and financial means.

 
New real-world situations
 
German elections: as a candidate in the German federal elections, the player can aspire to succeed the German Chancellor after sixteen years in power. But real-life polls included in the game demonstrate that obtaining a majority in the Bundestag seems impossible by one single party. The creation of a political coalition will be one of the obstacles to overcome in order to govern the country.
 
Worldwide tax on multinationals: as the American head of state, the player can try to impose worldwide fiscal reform on the largest multinational companies, limiting tax havens and strengthening national finances which is very significant in this time of crisis; but negotiations at the G20 may prove to be difficult.
 
The "World Without Covid" scenario is back in 2021 and allows a "normal" backdrop, without the pandemic.
VARIOUS ADDITIONS
 
  • God'n'spy: expanded view of the composition of strategic and economic alignments among the countries (organizations, communities, surroundings, political tendencies, religious communities...)
  • Water cannon: manage water cannon vehicles in city riots to disperse demonstrators in a wide area and block access without resorting to lethal force.
  • Loan buybacks for the player and, thanks to a treasury reserve, not have to resolve any remaining interest
  • Map of political tendencies displaying the tendencies of governments in power over the entire planet
  • Map of European Union regions, with each region of the EU color-coded based on its economic development ranking
  • Calculation and display of organizational effectiveness on the economic (growth points gain) and military level
  • New management of tariffs including international agreements and the initialization of actual revenue
  • Refined city/region selection on the map
  • New achievements
  • 64 bit engine: between 10% to 25% speed increase for passing “1 month”, 10% speed increase for loading a game.

 
DATA UPDATED AS OF 01/01/2021
 
  • Budgetary, economic and social data...
  • Political and geopolitical data: new governments, new parliaments, diplomatic relations between countries...
  • Environmental data including % of waste recycling
  • Military data and conflict map, ongoing city battles and the status of forces involved.
  • Terrorist organizations: members, prospects, resources.
  • Updated city populations and the addition of new cities
  • New G5 Sahel organization
  • New characters with new faces: new heads of state or government (USA, Japan, Belgium...), new ministers and heads of parties (USA, France, Germany...), principal leaders of the EU.
 
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About Geo-political Simulator project history, and its creators
The game Power & Revolution is built on the 4th evolution of Geo-Political Simulator a.k.a. G.P.S. In development since 2004, Geo-Political Simulator strives to be ambitious and one of a kind, constantly evolving, with a team of dedicated specialists and developers. Its objective is to offer a simulation of today's world whose comprehensiveness is constantly being improved—notably with data that is regularly updated—and to develop new scenarios that reflect world events and geopolitical upheavals.
G.P.S. is a software from the French company Eversim, a company specialized in the development of simulation and strategy games. This company was founded in February 2004 by André and Louis-Marie Rocques the former heads of the independent video game dev studio Silmarils, which launched more than 30 games between 1987 and 2003.,
The simulation engine and tools developed by Eversim are also used as serious gaming by several organizations (NATO for example) as a training and teaching tool for politics and diplomacy, as well as for simulating crisis situations.
Below is a video that shows a special version of GPS being used by NATO for training future diplomats, within a simulation session of a geopolitical crisis.