Factsheet

Developer:
Blindflug Studios
Based in Zürich, Switzerland

Release date:
21 August, 2020

Platforms:
iOS
Google Play

Website:
avenir-suisse.ch/en/microsite/democratia-the-isle-of-five

Regular Price:

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Description

«Democratia - the Isle of Five» is a strategy game for up to five players. Lead your clan and secure the most resources on this Swiss shaped island!

This democratic island, which has some astonishing similarities with Switzerland, is home to five clans who together look after the well-being of the island. Each player takes on the role of a clan leader and, together with his clan members, looks after one of the island's resources. The game can be played with up to five players, each on their own smartphone or tablet (in the same Wi-Fi). You control the islanders and decide by voting how the island should develop. Again and again events break over the island, which can have disastrous to very pleasant effects on the clans. But what is the goal of each player? Every tribe has a different utopia and wants to realize it. Will the island become a global trading platform? Or an ecological natural paradise? Will the players work together and let the island flourish, or will political intrigues and conflicts of interest in the fight for victory mean its demise?

The colourful presentation and ironic humour lets you experience the direct democracy system of Switzerland in an entertaining new way. Each playthrough uses different votes and events at random which makes the game surprising each time you play. Play together with your friends and family and debate the political decisions you made in the game. You will learn more about Swiss politics and how certain political strategies could affect your country. Get inspired and envision the political future of Switzerland!

«Democratia - the Isle of Five» was commissioned and made in cooperation with Avenir Suisse – a think tank for political and social issues – for its 20th anniversary.

History

Features

  • Take on the role of a clan leader and decide how a small island develops over 20 years
  • Participate in votes to shape the future of the island and to push through your political agenda
  • Be prepared for random events like natural disasters or UFO landings
  • Gather resources and cooperate with the other clans. If one clan perishes, the whole island is doomed!
  • Educate yourself and read up more about Swiss political issues with the help of the Glossary
  • Play with up to five people (via Wi-Fi) or alone against AI opponents

Videos

Democratia – The Isle of Five: Deutsch YouTube

Democratia – The Isle of Five: English YouTube


Images

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About Blindflug Studios

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About Blindflug: We are an indie game studio founded in 2014 by Jeremy Spillmann and Moritz Zumbühl, based in Zürich, Switzerland and Poznań, Poland. Our mission is simple: We want to create beautiful, imaginative and incredibly fun games, that center around real-world dilemmas. We believe that games are an incredible medium for allowing players to experience the most complex of problems while being hugely entertaining too! Our first title First Strike, a nuclear war RTS game, has been played by more than nine million players so far. It was followed up by the highly critical acclaimed Cloud Chasers that explores the topic of migration, the dieselpunk action game Airheart and the Apple Arcade launch title Stellar Commanders. With over 50 nominations and prizes at international awards and festivals, like the Best GDC Pitch and German Developer Innovation Prize, Blindflug is one of the standout indie game studios in Europe.

Blindflug also works for innovative clients and helps them find new ways of communication with video games. Like Finance Mission Heros, the first game in the Swiss-German curriculum that teaches kids financial literacy; Enter - IT Security Training, a puzzle game that tests your feel for digital loopholes; and (re)format Z:, a stealth game about the Swiss Protestant Reformation that tells the story of a similar revolution in a dystopian Zurich.

More information
More information on Blindflug Studios, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Democratia – The Isle of Five Credits

Moritz Zumbühl
Executive Producer

Jeremy Spillmann
Concept / Game Design

Frédéric Hein
Project Lead / 3D Art

David Hunziker
2D Art

Rinaldo Wirz
Animation

Radoslaw Paszkowski
Programming

Wojciech Miesikowski
Programming

Piotr Urbanski
Programming

Sergey Pikhota
Programming

Nicolò Linder
Programming

Oliver Hoeffleur
Project Management

Michael Barengo
Music

Cafofo Music
Sound Effects

Sascha Moos
QA Testing

Tim Krieger
QA Testing

Jeremy Felber
QA Testing Assistance

Nuria Massó
Social Media / Marketing

Martin Schweizer (Feinheit)
Video Production


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