I have often wondered if I could run a simulated world, using off the shelf video games to make an narrative of an alternative timeline. Using the game mechanics of the games to write a narrative of world events.
The purpose of this blog is to record this adventure.
I am using democracy 3 as the political simulation for the country. I am no expert on this game, so this will likely end in failure at some point. Each turn of Democracy 3 represents three months. Therefore, I will need to fit this in with the other simulations I am using.
For any conflicts or other military matters that need simulating, I will be using Command: Modern Air/Naval Ops.
So the first two games should cover politics and warfare, next I will move onto sport. This should be able to flesh out the world a little more.
Clearly, Football will be represented, and for this I will use the venerable Football Manager franchise:
This will add its own drama to the world whilst the slow turning political aspect moves along.