Democracy 3 screenshot of a USA playthrough dealing with a crisis

[Update]: After nearly two years in Early Access, Democracy 4 has now fully launched.

The Democracy series is, as you might imagine from the name alone, a bunch of political strategy games that will ask of you to enact massive changes in order to shape your country of choice, as well as figure out a way to avoid the blowback from any consequences your actions might bring. It's not the most complex series around, despite what the numerous charts and options might lead you to believe, but it's certainly a fun and engaging way to figure out that you'd probably be a terrible president.

With that in mind, I am very glad to say that Democracy 4 is now in development. It will incorporate all of the extra features found throughout Democracy 3 Africa, as well as the four expansion packs: Extremism, Social Engineering, Clones & Drones and Electioneering. Naturally, there will also be a variety of general improvements and more modern concepts to tackle, concepts such as 'fake news', social media, and so forth.

Right now Democracy 4 is still very early in development so no actual gameplay footage is available, but what I can tell you is that the current plan is to have it released at some point in 2019. You can also expect an early-access or playable alpha version ahead of release in order to collect some much-needed feedback, though once again, no actual date has been given just yet. As for the launch platforms, Democracy 4 will be making its way to PC, Mac and Linux.

You can learn a tiny bit more, as well as follow Democracy 4's development moving forward, over at the official website.