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Real-Time Strategy Game. Guide your nation through the most violent era in modern history. Play massive campaigns as one of the principal nations, set-piece scenarios of famous battles, or set your own victory condition and play as any nation in the world in Sandbox mode.
Release Date: May 9, 2014
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Supreme Ruler 1936 now with Steam Trading Cards

June 27th, 2014

Supreme Ruler 1936 on Steam now includes Steam Trading Cards!

As you play, your Steam inventory will receive a random drop of cards featuring nine famous battles from WWII. A full set of cards can be crafted into badges, plus emoticons and backgrounds, reflecting decorations and medals from the major powers of the war.

USSR - Hero of the Soviet Union
UK - Victoria Cross
Japan - Order of the Rising Sun
US - Silver Star
Germany - Iron Cross
Plus the Supreme Ruler Foil Badge

Fight the battles and collect the medals!

-The BattleGoat Team

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Supreme Ruler 1936 Update, New Scenarios Released

June 20th, 2014

BattleGoat Studios is pleased to announce an Update to Supreme Ruler 1936 featuring two new scenarios and many content additions, as well as new user interface and gameplay elements.

What's new in this update:

  • New Scenario - Operation Sea Lion
  • New Scenario - Operation Compass
  • New Land Departent panel added to view facilities in selected region
  • Battle Zone and Theater Facilities Controls (Garrisons, Auto Repair)
  • GUI improvements to facilities tooltip
  • World Market unit delivery controls fixed
  • Feedback for locked commodities improved
  • Reduce research times slightly for some air/naval techs in the '36-'42 range
  • Order-of-Battle updates
  • Main map updates
  • Equipment File updates
  • Gun Emplacement added
  • Germany and Japan campaign events updates and fixes
  • Sandbox events updated and improved
  • On-Map feedback and notices improved
  • Minister AI improvements
  • User Interface improvements (including auto-unpause change)
  • Additional in-game user tips and help

Thank you for the great response and feedback from all our players!

-- The BattleGoat Team.

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Reviews

“Supreme Ruler 1936 gets all the basics right ... a solid, rewarding game for strategists who aren’t afraid of a challenge.”
3.5/5 – http://www.digitallydownloaded.net/2014/05/review-supreme-ruler-1936-pc.html

“No other World War II—or any global war strategy game—can match the excitement of the series”
85% – Armchair General

“A Conqueringly good WWII Strategy Game ... brilliant diplomacy interface, tough AI and historical accuracy ... Supreme Ruler 1936 is a huge success.”
4.5/5 – Game Industry News

About the Game

Supreme Ruler 1936 is Real Time Geo-Political/Military Strategy Game for PC (and soon Mac). Take control of a nation in the World War II era and guide it through a significant Military Campaign, or attempt one of many Set-Piece Historical Scenarios. Players can also customize their play experience with the Sandbox Mode and play as any Nation with their own preferred Victory Condition.

  • Play Multiple Campaigns from either the Axis or Allied perspective.
  • Take Control of any Nation in Sandbox Mode and impact the outcome of the era.
  • Challenge yourself with Historical Scenarios for a faster-paced gameplay experience.
  • The butterfly effect... Influence the timeline and outcome of thousands of historical events.
  • Use Diplomacy, Trade, Espionage, and Intimidation to influence the policies of other nations.
  • Research new Technologies to give your nation a significant military advantage.
  • Modernize your economy to support whatever social and military policies you choose.
  • Sophisticated Real-Time Strategic and Tactical Control of your Military Forces.
  • Detailed historically-accurate armies down to the Battalion level.
  • Choose your level of control. Make all decisions or use your Cabinet Ministers to help.
  • Battle the elements! Fully integrated weather model influences battlefield outcomes.
  • Significant graphic improvements to 3D terrain and Graphic User Interface
  • Up to 16 players in Multiplayer over local network or Internet

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 or later
    • Processor: Intel Pentium IV or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI/Nvidia/Intel DirectX 9 Compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Screen Resolution: 1440x900 or higher
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 or later
    • Processor: Intel/AMD Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI/Nvidia/Intel DirectX 9 Compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X Compatible
Helpful customer reviews
151 of 198 people (76%) found this review helpful
301 products in account
10 reviews
39.8 hrs on record
I hate to "hate" on an otherwise good game, but it's such a HUGE part of WWII, that without it, this is way off from being Grand Stratagy. The tech tree is good, battles are a little boring, but all in all, good. There is NO supply chain though. There is for your forces on the ground (local level), but not in the big picture (country level). When Germany needs more oil, it can just get it instantly from Mexico, or anyone else who will sell it to them. Like wise, the German U-boats serve no real purpose (the Battle for the Atlantic doesn't exist) as you can't sink cargo ships and attack convoys as they don't exist. There is no real point to having/building/researching any submarines as they pretty much ineffective in game. But this single point is a show stopper for me.

Update to this from Battlegoat:

"While Supreme Ruler 1936 simulates the wide span of WWII, like other games of the genre we have strengths and weaknesses to what we can simulate in high detail. Naval is currently not a "specialty" of SR1936, though we do have every intention of continuing to improve this area.

-- George / BattleGoat."

From page 2 of the descusion from link:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/244410/discussions/0/630802344410551969/
Posted: March 11th, 2014
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82 of 113 people (73%) found this review helpful
40 products in account
3 reviews
156.9 hrs on record
Stalin Reviews: Supreme Ruler 1936 is a game that I wanted to get for a while, but its 30 dollar price tag made me have doubts about getting it. One day after a day of ruling USSR I decided I should get it. It turned out to be one of the best games I have EVER played. Yes there are some VERY VERY VERY annoying bugs (I.E. Units wont do what you tell them to do) But once the game works it is a amazing. I played as my country, the USSR and I can tell you it was a expirance unlike anyother. Taking over all of europe then attacking America? It was amazing, Challening, and it feels good to see your super nation take over everything. 95/100 Recommended To Everyone.
Posted: January 30th, 2014
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
187 products in account
6 reviews
45.4 hrs on record
The Supreme Ruler series is one of the best grand strategy games you can find on Steam.

I started out with Supreme Ruler 2020 and played the hell out of it before and even after the Gold version came to Steam. With Supreme Ruler 1936 you not only get a better optimezed engine that can handle even more units and events than the previous one, but you get a time period that is extremely interesting to play in the Grand strategy scenario.

While the game might not look like much (graphics wise), it makes up for it with its superb and in-depth gameplay. You are the ruler of a nation, you take all the important decisions and even command your troops into battle as you take the territory of your enemy bit by bit.

What I like about this game compared to other Grand Strategy games is that while it is hex based, the style in which your units or the enemy units capture a territory is shown in a more interactive way making it feel like your actions truly have a great impact on the world.

The tech tree is also something to be amazed of, each tech you unlock as you progress through the years has a significant impact on the game and how you play the game and if you are able to survive the onslaught of enemies.

The economy is also complex and at times quite hard to manage, luckily the difficulty level can be adjusted to give new players an easier start on managing their resources. The buildings you can construct to help your economy range from simple wood managing complex to uranium mines. The economy also plays an important role on your armies, without petroleum your units will not move, without ammunition they will not fire, without construction materials you will not be able to build new structures and without food your population and army reservers will die.

The game is a must own to all Grand Strategy players, the game not only offers a singleplayer campaign and different skirmish / scenarios to play but also a multiplayer mode where you can fight with other players that control their own nations in real time.
Posted: May 9th, 2014
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
151 products in account
1 review
56.5 hrs on record
So far, I think you guys are definitely heading in the right direction :) I have loved and enjoyed playing all of your previous supreme ruler games and this doesn't let up at all. In fact, this is my favorite time period so I was very happy you guys decided to start at 1936 :) I hope one day, and yes I am thinking far ahead but I can dream, that you make a world war 1 scenario or maybe a world war 1 expansion/dlc. Of course I understand that won't be for a year or more but I think the mechanics of this game would also work really well for world war 1. The OOB structuring for this game can be very complicated and I just wish you made the whole set up a bit easier. Maybe a whole new interface option to organize all of your units better. I would also like to see more scripted events and will you be adding anymore historical units such as the nkvd, imperial guard, ss, etc...?

Another good idea would be giant infrasctucture projects like the five year plan that the soviets had with the farm collectivisation. This could add more economy to your nation before 1939 that otherwise you might not get right and screw up very easily and then have to start over. Most players will be new and even the old ones like me still are learning from this game. It would be nice to get a little help in the scenarios. The autobahn could be a major project that would cost a certain amount of money to build a unique road in germany that gives really fast movement for their troops that no other nation has. This will give them the advantage that they had back then. The giant steelworks projects and farm collecting the soviets did could also have an event that adds a lot of farms in ukraineand metal mines back by the urals. Also, Japan building the yamamoto. You can have an option to build it but it would put a big strain on the economy althought you would have the best and biggest battleship in the pacific til the end of the war practically. England can get the option to build an intelligence center which has the ability to crack german codes which would slow your overall tech research down to gain the best counterintelligence/espionage of any nation. It will also have options to boost your spying capabilities. Amrerica can obviously get massive industrial, consumer, and military supplies production. You can go to a lot of areas with this idea. I think it would really add more uniqueness to the major sides than it already has.

My final say. THUMBS UP. It is in good working condition right now. Anything from here on out is just adding more to an already working game. So come join the community and play and help make it even better. They need new ideas like how I mentioned a ww1 scenario and also more scripted events that could add unique unit as well as certain PROJECTS that nations will be allowed to do :)
Posted: January 14th, 2014
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
132 products in account
1 review
113.3 hrs on record
Okay...to start I'd like to say this game is still in beta, and although not the prettiest of games it is one of the funnest and in depth Political RTS's I could find and be more than willing to pay for again. The game is regularly updated as well so no need to worry about support. The economic portion of the game is very quick to learn, there is a slight learning curve at first but if you're used to the Genre or have played any of the other Supreme Ruler games (I haven't) you'll probably love it and ask for even more! The one thing that really bugs me sometimes is the troop movement and the supply lines...obviously if you have enemy troops cutting off supply lines that's one thing, but if you do have open supply lines and your troops still aren't getting the supplies you do have available it gets a bit tedious and annoying (you'll have ships or troops stranded in the ocean or enroute to take an opposing countries capital and just be completely stuck until another unit comes with supplies). Overall I'd give the game a 7 maybe 8 out of 10 with a strong reccomendation with more to come and several campaigns and only one scenario at the moment, multiplayer and much more in store for this game. Please help them out by buying it early and posting in the forums!
Posted: March 25th, 2014
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