Imagine Earth is a futuristic world simulation. 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?
User reviews: Positive (19 reviews)
Release Date: May 20, 2014
Popular user-defined tags for this product:

Sign in to add this game to your wishlist or mark as not interested

Early Access Game

Get instant access and start playing; get involved with this game as it develops.

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!”
Read more

Buy Imagine Earth

 

Recommended By Curators

"It's easy to see why the game has won awards as a serious game, with the player's actions having direct effects on the ecosystem..."
Read the full review here.

Recent updates View all (4)

September 30

Update: Planet Rounos and much more



It took much too long, but now it’s done. We have uploaded version 0.7.0 of Imagine Earth to Steam some minutes ago and hope you have a lot of fun with it!

This is what’s new:

  1. Planet #4 “Rounos” with the next mission of the campaign
    • AI building a competing colony
  2. City names (as promised in the crowdfunding)
  3. New buildings:
    • Solar park
    • Financial district
    • Watchtower
    • Mine
    • Forestry
  4. New world elements
    • Crystals
    • Boss ship
    • Native camp
  5. Enhanced research system
  6. New tools
    • Disable buildings (to save resources)
    • Relocate buildings
  7. Wildfires
  8. Riots (within native camps)
  9. Gui enhancements
    • Options within main menu
    • New savegame menu (number of savegames is no longer limited)
    • Highlight player regions in navigation mode
  10. #RL: Founded a company (previously we have been a partnership)

Time to play Imagine Earth now ;-)

Jens & Martin

PS: Follow our weekly devlog at www.imagineearth.info/blog

0 comments Read more

June 15

New building and Lorian 2.0

We have added a new building and improved mission Lorian.

Find out more details about it on our blog.

0 comments Read more
See all discussions

Report bugs and leave feedback for this game on the discussion boards

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 This 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
12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
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!
Was this review helpful? Yes No
8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
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 )
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Early Access Review
Wish i could recommend this game. Waited for it like 2 years when i played the demo. I was so happy when the game was getting worked on again. This game has potential but gets no updates. We all know how alot of early access games go and this one seems no different.Im happy the devs are having a great summer, too bad they wont work. So gl to them in game development. If i see the game get better i would love to change my "opinion". you get about 8 hours of fun right now so yea.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Early Access Review
This game seems so simple ... but it is addictive.
I highly recommend it.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
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!
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Early Access Review
Way to hard spoils the exp only on second mission not enough room and silly coin system for research i have already done on 1st planet.Why so hard core wanted a more free build type of game not this more like a puzzle get 1 part wrong tuff you lose idea.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Early Access Review
$25 is a bit steep for a game and more than I usually pay, especially for an early access game which I often worry will never be completed. However, in this case I made an exception and I'm glad I did. I believe it will be well worth it once the game is finished and am glad I could help out the developers.

So far it's a pretty good game (first three missions are available) and I was able to play through without too many bugs. Reminds a bit of Light of Altair in terms of the city building elements.

The one bug I did have was that research system was screwed up -- when you earned research stars you had to go back to the main menu before they would appear and you'd be able to invest them. I'm sure that will be fixed by the time they launch 1.0.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Early Access Review
this is my first review,i see lot possitive reviews and i say i bye it,the game the worth 18 euro in summer sell and i say they worth it!the game is like geopolitical tycoon but much much better you build power plant supplice and farms but be cerfull for climat.one of the best game in steam
Was this review helpful? Yes No
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Early Access Review
Simple, yet satisfying. Like Anno 2070 for the over-commited.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Early Access Review
The Early-Access version is really godd already.
High production values. Gameplay is balanced, lots of buildings are available.
The design of this game is beautiful, looking forward to the next update.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Early Access Review
I love this game, it's beatiful and lucious with vibrant colours and an immersive sountrack. The mechanics of reaching population quotas while sustaining the planets ecosystem (sometimes even dealing with events like meteor impacts) are interesting, difficult and above all challenging. I would recomend this game to anybody that has ever enjoyed a strategy game and to all those that haven't.

10/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No
38 of 53 people (72%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
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
Was this review helpful? Yes No