Man… I played this game several years back and figured I’d give it another go ‘round. Looks like it has undergone some development over the years, but it’s still familiar. No ass-candy graphics here; just fun with simulated nation-building.
Here’s my nation, at the beginning:
The People’s Republic of Xin Ci is a fledgling, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its strong anti-business politics. Its compassionate, cynical population of 5 million are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn’t gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Law & Order, although Education and Social Welfare are on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 52%, and even higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Furniture Restoration.
Crime is well under control, thanks to a well-funded police force. Xin Ci’s national animal is the Ant, which frolics freely in the nation’s many lush forests, and its currency is the Bong.