Political Animals Will Soothe Your Depression Over World Politics

By Keza MacDonald on at

Is the prospect of Brexit getting you down? Are you staring agape at the antics of a certain weave-beclad, toddler-minded presidential nominee across the pond? This will help: the artist behind Prison Architect has formed a new mini-studio, and they're working on an election simulation game where all the politicians are animals. Aww.

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Political Animals is to be published by Positech, of Democracy fame, and re-casts the very serious mechanics of democracy simulation games in a more colourful world that is comfortingly removed from our own one, which increasingly seems to be sliding towards social apocalypse.

You'll have to raise funds, start campaigns and build grass-roots support as in any politics game, but hey, you get to do so as a little mouse. Or an evil crocodile. "Politics will never get you down when sex scandals involve scantily dressed cats and the only political violence comes from police-helmet wearing warthogs," says the developer on the game's website. I wonder if any pigs are involved?

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Political Animals is aiming for a late 2016 release on PC and Mac.