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Democracy Now Available from Matrix Games! - 1/17/2008 11:08:08 PM   
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Do YOU have what it takes to run a country?

Staten Island, NY, January 18th, 2007 – Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com), Tri Synergy, Inc. (www.trisynergy.com), and Positech Games (www.positech.co.uk) are thrilled to announce that Democracy is now available for purchase from Matrix Games! As the first release of the 2008 election year, the fully updated version of this political strategy gem is now available for worldwide download.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said of the release, “This game puts the quote ‘Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms…’ into perspective. Democracy is as addictive as it is realistic as players struggle to keep everyone happy and in the process make everyone angry too!”

Shane Nestler from Tri Synergy also added, “We’re very pleased to be working with Matrix Games in bringing this unique strategy game to digital download. Now gamers looking to snag a copy of Democracy over the internet can use Matrix Games’ safe and reliable system.”

Democracy is an intelligent and sophisticated game that will entertain you, but could also teach you a thing or two about politics as well. You may think that politics is about sticking to your principles no matter what, but in Democracy you'll quickly see just how easy it is to "compromise" those principles to keep your seat in government and how hard it is to balance the conflicting priorities of your constituents.

Democracy starts with you in the role of President (or Prime Minister) of a modern country. Choose from twelve real countries, ranging from the United States to Australia. The object of the game is to stay in power as long as possible while pursuing policies that will turn your country into your definition of a utopia.

As the game progresses, you influence your constituent groups by putting new policies into place, changing existing policies and dealing with new and unexpected dilemmas. There are dozens of different policy areas in several general categories, including Foreign Affairs, Public Services, Taxes, Transport, Welfare and so on. Different voting groups will have very different and often conflicting views as to which policies are desirable. If you make your voters mad enough, in some countries you may even face the threat of revolution or assassination, so watch your step!

Features of Democracy include:

• Plenty of never-before-seen events and dilemmas, some of which may seem similar to recent world events…
• Choose from twelve different real-world countries
• Manage each turn of government development including policy changes, population agenda, re-election and control of legislature, budget decisions, satisfaction of constituent groups
• Over 80 different policy changes, each with an emphasis slider you can create a limitless number of political combinations to push whatever agenda you wish

Can you keep your voters happy while keeping the budget balanced? Will you be re-elected or viewed as a one term failure? Play Democracy and find out!

Get more information on Democracy from its official Matrix Games webpage.

< Message edited by Erik Rutins -- 1/17/2008 11:11:46 PM >


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RE: Democracy Now Available from Matrix Games! - 1/17/2008 11:42:42 PM   
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One additional note - as you may notice from the box and the logo in the front page announcement, this is the first of our "Digital Express Edition" releases. That means that the physical version has a full color box and CD, but no printed manual. The manual is a 24 page full color PDF E-Book which comes included in the game installer.

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RE: Democracy Now Available from Matrix Games! - 1/18/2008 1:04:47 AM   
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Any screenies?

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RE: Democracy Now Available from Matrix Games! - 1/18/2008 3:06:15 AM   
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Check out the Games page, of course:

http://www.matrixgames.com/games/screens.asp?gid=352

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RE: Democracy Now Available from Matrix Games! - 6/23/2008 6:24:58 AM   
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....That means that the physical version has a full color box and CD, but no printed manual....


Thanks for pointing that out. Are all Matrix games being released without a printed manual these days? I had planned on purchasing Gary Grigsby's War Between The States, but I won't without a hard copy.

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RE: Democracy Now Available from Matrix Games! - 6/23/2008 6:44:25 AM   
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No, please read our newst item on this for more info. Briefly, there are "edition" logos in the store and here's what they mean as far as the physical versions:

Digital Express Edition = PDF Manual onliy
Standard Edition = Printed Manual and PDF Manual
Collector's Edition = Color Printed Manual and PDF Manual

Note that the game specs in the store also list whether the manual is Printed or not and how many pages it is.

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- Erik



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RE: Democracy Now Available from Matrix Games! - 6/23/2008 7:15:02 AM   
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Thanks for the clarification, Erik. The game info "Manual: Adobe PDF, B/W printed Manual 184 pages" isn't clear.

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RE: Democracy Now Available from Matrix Games! - 6/23/2008 4:53:19 PM   
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quote:

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Thanks for the clarification, Erik. The game info "Manual: Adobe PDF, B/W printed Manual 184 pages" isn't clear.


To me that reads as "this game comes with an Adobe PDF manual and a Black and White 184 page Printed manual." How could we phrase it to make it more clear to you?

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RE: Democracy Now Available from Matrix Games! - 6/23/2008 5:33:02 PM   
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EDIT: This is most embarassing. Somehow when I originally read the description of Gary Grigsby's War Between The States, I did not see the word "printed" in the line about its manual.

However, I still feel there is no room for misunderstanding in the "Manual: PDF(Download) & B&W Printed(Physical)" descriptions of Forge of Freedom and John Tiller’s Battleground Civil War, for example.

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RE: Democracy Now Available from Matrix Games! - 7/10/2008 5:18:59 AM   
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Check out the Games page, of course:

http://www.matrixgames.com/games/screens.asp?gid=352



Must have moved:

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RE: Democracy Now Available from Matrix Games! - 7/10/2008 11:30:21 AM   
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Ah, that's thanks to the site upgrade/move. The new screenshots page is here:

http://www.matrixgames.com/products/352/screenshots/Democracy

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RE: Democracy Now Available from Matrix Games! - 10/31/2011 5:06:34 PM   
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Democracy is something which everybody wants..It has some features like Plenty of never-before-seen events and dilemmas, some of which may seem similar to recent world events and Manage each turn of government development including policy changes, population agenda, re-election and control of legislature, budget decisions, satisfaction of constituent groups..

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