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cliffski
10-25-2007, 06:30 AM
Here's some first screen shots from the sequel to this:
www.democracygame.com

http://www.positech.co.uk/democracy2/images/screen1_oct25.jpg
http://www.positech.co.uk/democracy2/images/screen2_oct25.jpg
http://www.positech.co.uk/democracy2/images/screen3_oct25.jpg
http://www.positech.co.uk/democracy2/images/screen4_oct25.jpg

Feedback much appreciated. The game is a mainstream market, hardcore simulation thing, not vaguely casual. Basically you run a country, and have to keep all your voters happy. It probably appeals to the same market as SimCity / Civilisation players
Cheers

mot
10-25-2007, 07:33 AM
I'd probably swap the fonts for something less common. Nothing fancy, I know it must be easy to read, but they should be a bit more distinctive.

The flags in the background, are they animated? Definitely should be...

The penny pie chart - the way the colours are overlaid over a photo makes them look washed out.

The gray buttons - a bit too blurry. Can't tell from the pic if they are disabled or not.

Also in general I can't tell from the pics alone what is just statistics and what's for me to regulate. Should be distinguished more clearly.

Agent 4125
10-25-2007, 08:25 AM
Just a couple minor things:

On pie chart screen, I'd put everything in terms of billions. It's harder to compare the numbers when they're on different "scales".

On the screen with "Party Memberships", I'd make the title text about 50% larger, roughly the same height as the [x] button.

I would capitalize the "Cost" and "Income" buttons on the 3rd screen.

The page titles seem inconsistent: some are all caps, and some are title case. I would make them consistent, and in either case, make them a bit larger.

dma
10-25-2007, 08:27 AM
I like the font. It looks strong, sharp and clean, and does the job nicely without calling attention to itself.

The rest looks good, including the icons and people, but one small change I'd make is to capitalize the first letter of the "cost" and "income" buttons, especially since they're capitalized just above the buttons.

cliffski
10-25-2007, 08:27 AM
aha yes those buttons are just there for debug :D

zoombapup
10-25-2007, 08:47 AM
Not sure about the rounded ness of the dialog borders. Just looks too photoshoppy.

The background is probably too dark in the first shot. I liked in democracy that you could easily see the links between the various items.

One thing I'd like to see is that when I change an items value, what other items it affects and how much. Although that might be giving it a way a bit.

How about a "parliament" view that shows how many seats you will hold in some nice graphically appealing view based on current poll predictions (you know, like the old swingometer things they do on election day).

If youre bringin a laptop tommorow, I'd be happy to play it and give feedback, I really liked democracy 1.

Phil.

Mikademus
10-25-2007, 10:50 AM
I'd say the style works. It is clean and in accordance with the theme of the game. I also find it quite boring, but that's personal opinion and everyone else's mileage may vary. However, you might want to think about this aspect: SimCity and Civilization too are, as you say, principally hard-core simulators, but they distract from possible boringness by vivid and actually quite cheerful visual presentation, whilst yours seem to affirm the association of politics and state economics with dullness. Thus, while it may theoretically angle for the same niche as Civ and SimCity gamers, it may also dissuade the same by indicating an underlying bleakness (and even existential dreariness).

MacMan45
10-26-2007, 05:26 PM
Here's some first screen shots from the sequel to this:
www.democracygame.com

http://www.positech.co.uk/democracy2/images/screen1_oct25.jpg
http://www.positech.co.uk/democracy2/images/screen2_oct25.jpg
http://www.positech.co.uk/democracy2/images/screen3_oct25.jpg
http://www.positech.co.uk/democracy2/images/screen4_oct25.jpg


They are looking good, have you got a feature list so we can get an idea of where it extends & exceeds democracy 1?

Looks like you could have a winner here, I loved number 1 & to have it with what looks like more depth, you should have at least this repeat customer!