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"The only way to have power
is to take it."

Here to Stay

Here to Stay is an indie political strategy game in which the player creates and manages their own political party.

Step into a fictional Eastern European country in the 1970s and navigate the complex political landscape. This game is more than just a battle of units on a virtual battlefield, it's a battle for power on the political scene. You'll need to consider the economic situation, the ideologies of the population, and the actions of other political parties as you make your way to the top.

"Here to Stay" offers a unique and challenging experience as you manage your party and its members, prepare for various types of elections and political campaigns, and make decisions that will affect the entire country. From hiring party members to managing the state economy, every choice you make will have consequences.

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The old government is unstable and emerging political parties are trying to gain a stronger position on the political scene.


Leading a political fight creates a lot of bureaucracy. You control the entire party and state with documents and contracts.

Party members

The player must manage their party members carefully. The road to power is long and only satisfied members can form a stable party.


Divide and rule. If you want to control the entire state, you must control the individual cities first.

Member actions

There is a lot to handle when it comes to party members. Make sure they are not unloyal and protect them from being killed or sent to prison.


Political party is formed by 4 departments: Internal affairs, Finance, Propaganda and Power. Make sure you balance them well and use full potential of their strength.


Elections are one of the most important events in the state. It is necessary to prepare for the election campaign and choose strong candidates.


In each city you will find different buildings with different benefits. However you need to appoint your key members in the buildings' management first.

Law approval

Rules are not to be broken but to be changed! The state laws determine the rules and the course of the entire state.


As always, you can get most important information from TV. News on television report current events in the state.


Newspapers are one of the most important sources of information. Those who do not like to read can watch television.


You can enjoy several unique piano tracks. They were composed specially for the game by the talented Mikulas Tichy.


Banks, schools, prisons or media houses. These are important to control. Each of them gives you more actions you can do in the state.

Party Ideology

People in the state perceive the player's political party and its ideology according to the way the player handles individual situations.

Member contracts

Each member of your party is unique. They have different characteristics and can help you with different situations.

Game modes



Main campaign is carefully balanced for all types of players. You will enjoy and learn all the mechanics from the game.



Create your own scenario. Set up all starting values such as number of enemy parties, active laws, difficulty of various aspects of the game and so much more.