'Democratic Socialism Simulator' Is Weirdly Depressing

My second go around at Democratic Socialism Simulator, I decided to shoot for the stars. No plan would go unpassed, no benefit not given to the worker. I bankrupted the country and was asked to resign, eventually lead out of the building by a military coup. It wasn't like that every time, though. Twice, I was able to enact the policies I wanted, sacrificing and delaying very little, creating the groundwork for a socialist utopia. Once I even lowered carbon emissions to almost zero. The politics of Democratic Socialism Simulator are a constant tug of war between the power of the people and the power of money.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wxep8m/democratic-socialism-simulator-is-weirdly-depressing

Dunno what waypoint’s policy is when it comes to linking to small games, but here’s the link for those of you who don’t want to google it.


As a heads up, this game is now US$3, with all the money going to the Sanders campaign, so if Gita’s article made you want to check it out, now’s the time.

Personally, I had more success than Gita did, but still found it somewhat unsatisfying. Still, if you’re a fan of the genre, I’d say it’s worth a look.