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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: May 20, 2014
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Note: This Early Access game may or may not change significantly over the course of development. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you may want to wait until the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

“Get early access to the development version of Imagine Earth. Attention: Please be prepared to handle with serious issues and possible interruptions of game functionining.
Features of the current version:
  • Missions Tuto, Joma and Lorian
  • Free Play mode
You will receive a new version with the next finished mission approximately every two months and be an integral part of our development community!”
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New building and Lorian 2.0

June 15

We have added a new building and improved mission Lorian.

Find out more details about it on our blog.

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Early Access Now

May 20

We are really excited to let you know that we have just published the early access version of Imagine Earth on steam – just in time.

Here is the list of the new features:

  • Episode II: Lorian. This is one monster of a mission. Featuring a 4 times bigger planet than Joma was, with enough space for multiple cities and several million people.
  • New research system: Fulfilled mission goals are rewarded with stars that can be used to unlock new tools and technologies.
  • Meteorite strikes – beautiful until they hit you.
  • New buildings and world elements: Mountains, Research District, Nuclear Power Plant, Oil Platform, Fishery, Buoy Station, Organic Farm and Recycling Factory.
  • 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.
  • Free Play mode for Tuto, Joma and Lorian.

We hope you have a lot of fun with this version and would love to hear your feedback and see screenshots (press F12) of the best and worst situations you experience. So please post in the steam community or join our forum at http://forum.imaginearth.info.

Jens & Martin

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Reviews

“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.”
GameZone

“This environmentally-conscious title may very well prove to generate news in the months to come.”
PixelJudge

About the Game

Imagine Earth - Planetary Colonization

A 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?

FEATURES & ROADMAP

  • Absolutely unique 360° open planets of different magnitude
  • A motivating bonus goal system is driving you into expansion
  • Over 30 individual constructs with more than 60 upgrades
  • Global simulation of spreading local ground pollution and worldwide emissions.
  • Disasters: chemical spills, oil slicks, radioactive contamination, wild fires, tornados, dying forest and growing deserts.
  • Melting polar caps will raise sea levels and flood your coasts in case of global warming.
Read more about planned features in our roadmap: http://www.imagineearth.info/roadmap/.

GAMEPLAY

Growth


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)

Disasters


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!

Story


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!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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.
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
36 of 47 people (77%) found this review helpful
400 products in account
56 reviews
5.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
As of today's posting (4/2/14), the game is still under development. Still, I'm having a lot of fun with the game thus far. While you're waiting for the review, feel free to check out these Alpha gameplay videos to see how it plays:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkxEJY8aBCY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEHNIb1L8uw
Posted: April 2
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
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6 reviews
3.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
this game is awsome lots of fun if u want a good game that will keep u busy buy the game its well worth the 24.99 thay are asking for nd u will be helping tham get more funding so thay can get this game out of early access :) great work guys good job!
Posted: May 20
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
232 products in account
3 reviews
11.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
this game is utterly fantastic i really enjoy the global warming theme i like that you can get the cities to flood ha ha

ok pros/cons
pros
good graphics for cartoon look
great dynamic climate system if you pollute more than is being cleaned up its going to weaken the biosphere tornadoes and rising sea will flood your city
cons
looks ugly upclose
no fusion power
its in space i expect it to have futuristic tech like fusion power and antimatter in late game
overall this game is awesome it feels like a light sandbox
i love flooding cities

( my english is awful )
Posted: June 2
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
98 products in account
3 reviews
5.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Finally, an early access game that won't take your money and disappoint you!

It's not perfect yet, but it's an awesome building/management game. Definitely worth the 25 bucks!
Posted: May 23
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
57 products in account
3 reviews
10.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This game seems so simple ... but it is addictive.
I highly recommend it.
Posted: May 25
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Awards

  • 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