Mx. Democracy is a digital game developed by Election Commission of India (ECI) in collaboration with National Institute of Design (NID) Bangalore.
Players can customize their game character as a Male, Female or Transgender with the clothing and skin tone that they like. The player’s character embarks upon a quest to learn all about elections in India. In their journey, they will discover hidden scrolls and meet the following 6 characters at different levels and learn about different aspects of election:
1.New Voter - Voter registration process
2.Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) - Types of voters and forms
3.Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) - Enforcing Model Code of Conduct
4.Booth Level Officer (BLO) - Voter Slip distribution
5.Returning Officer (RO) - Preparing the Ballot
6.Presiding Officer - Poll Day Preparations and Polling Process
The game levels have been designed to provide a simulated experience of real-life processes that facilitate learning through practice, failure, discovery, repetition and experimentation. No knowledge is force fed to player which increases interest and takeaway learning.
The player also learns how to register as a voter, making changes to details in Electoral Roll, ethical and informed voting and facilities available at polling station and how to cast their vote using EVM-VVPAT machine. There is also a reward badge for the player at the end of the game.
For the players who have never used an EVM-VVPAT machine before, the game provides a hands-on experience through simulation.
All the knowledge pieces and achievements in the game can be shared directly on social media to promote peer learning and participation. Players are encouraged to share these online to get a chance to get featured on ECI’s official social media accounts.