The world sure has changed a bit since Positech Games released its political strategy sim Democracy 2 in 2007, as has technology. Fans will be happy to see progress on the game's sequel, Democracy 3, is coming along quite smoothly. In addition to improving the game's GUI and resolution, the developer has blogged about simulating the private sector better, dealing with climate change, and possibly adding in the capital gains tax.

In addition to making computer lessons more prominent in schools, Cliffski's newest entry probably wouldn't hurt the classroom, either.

Sir Cliffski says the game should ship this year.