Imagine Earth is a futuristic world simulaton. Your job as a colony manager is to explore and populate various undiscovered planets. Raise great cities and supply the needs of your growing population by building power plants, farms and factories. Will it end up in desolation or wealth and prosperity?
Release Date: Apr 6, 2012
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“The demo is quite charming... There's already evidence of a decent game”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun
“Imagine Earth is a refreshingly streamlined and charming apporach to civilization sims - and one with plenty of room to grow as it wades through Early Access.”
“This environmentally-conscious title may very well prove to generate news in the months to come.”
Early Access Available
The Early Access version of Imagine Earth is available on Steam:
Additionally we have updated the demo with some new features:
- Play the full prologue mission "Tuto"
- Play the full mission "Episode 1 - Joma"
- New research system: Fulfilled mission goals are rewarded with stars that can be used to unlock new tools and technologies.
- You don't have to collect taxes anymore
- Loads of small gameplay changes and balancing.
- New graphic style – we decided to replace the outlines with dynamic shadows and more atmospheric day and night lighting.
About the Game
Imagine Earth - Planetary ColonizationA futuristic world simulation. Your job as a colony manager is to explore and populate various undiscovered planets. Raise great cities and supply your growing population by building power plants, farms and factories. Key to fast expansion is to ensure the supply of four basic resource classes. The challenge is to deal with whole planetary ecosystems and their natural limitations in fossile resources and environmental resilience. Do research for renewable energy sources and develop sustainable production lines to avoid overgrowth and climate collapse of your new homeworlds. Will it end up in tremendous desolation or can you lead your colony into wealth and prosperity?
Only cities with happy people will grow and very happy people will pay you some bonus cash. So you should take care of local pollution and nearby buildings with bad influence. Expanding colonies will be provided with additional landing permissions and research budget. Upgrade established technologies or develop new ones. Over 30 constructs and 60 upgrades with different advantages, influences and side effects are available and allow you to build your individual colony.
The strategic placement of your production facilities is vital:
- The build radius around your city center is limited
- Some buildings influence each other (e.g. you better don’t place a farm next to a coal power plant)
- Different field types increase or decrease the productivity of your facilities (e.g. fossil resource fields)
- Pollution has an impact on your food production
- Some fields are blocked by rocks or forest (helps to balance the pollution but can also be lumbered for money)
Beware: A fast growing civilization can bring your planets ecosystem to it’s limits. Wildfires, dying forests, growing deserts and twisters will arise more frequently and require immediate action.
Incidents in your facilities can lead to chemical leaks, oil spills or even radioactive contamination. All of them having a really bad effect on your people and the food production. Maintain your buildings and fight catastrophes immediately to avoid this.
Ultimately, you will have to balance the growth of your civilizations greehouse gas emissions with the capabilities of your planet and technology. Otherwise global warming melts the iceat the polar caps and rising sea levels will flood your cities!
The story will challenge your skills and moral: You stand between the profit goals of the interstellar corporations and the need to preserve the conditions of living for your people. Meet corrupt chiefs and shareholders while your company faces hostile takeover by larger corporations.
Each of the 5 missions takes place on another planet - one order of magnitude bigger than the previous. Every mission will have some unique elements, like cultural heritage sites or even incoming asteroids. Altogether, the story will have 10 to 20 hours of gameplay. Additionally, there will be a Free Game mode that allows you to build your colony in a relaxed way without any goals and a Time Trial mode that maximizes your expansion skills.
Sounds perfect? Apply for a colony management job at Imagine Earth Ltd. now!
- OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows 7/8
- Processor: 1 to 1.5 GHz
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: DirectX 10 graphics card (DirectX 9 cards will be fine if they support multiple render targets (MRT), floating-point surface formats and per-vertex texture fetching) Example: Old Intel integrated graphics like Intel GMA 950 or X3000 (used by many old netbooks) won't do. Nvidia Geforce 8 and ATI Radeon cards from 2007 will do.
- Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
I really enjoy Simulation and "God" games - like Godus, From Dust, Sims, etc. I wasn't sure if I wanted to purchase this, but the graphics and videos seemed pretty interesting so I decided to try out the Demo. It's definately an interesting game - though it could use a bit more depth to it, and perhaps some further controls. It would be nice if there was something that let you simplify the upgrades, repair and cleaning of your buildings - instead of having to click on each individual one. Honestly, there might be something like this already (though I'm doubtful since I looked) - but the instructions of the game aren't really clearly laid out. It's confusing at first how to control the environmental effects, or what exactly you should be doing. My first run through was a mess - I've gotten better as I've gone through playing again, but it would have been nice to have a better understanding up front. I recommend the demo, I'm not 100% sold on purchasing the game yet - think I'll wait at this point.
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- Winner - Best Simulation Game - Intel Level Up Award 2012
- Finalist - Dream-Build.Play 2012
- Finalist - Innovative Games Design - European Innovative Games Award 2009
- Winner - Best Persuasive Game - Serious Games Award 2009