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Take charge of a small group of settlers and build a thriving colony in The Promised Land, a casual strategy game for the adventurous at heart. Gather resources, erect buildings and establish trade as you explore a vast wilderness teeming with surprises! Guide your colony to the victory of the modern superpower!
Release Date: Jul 11, 2012
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The Treasures of Montezuma 4 is updated with achievements! Сокровища Монтезумы 4 получили крупное обновление с достижениями!

May 23rd, 2014

The Treasures of Montezuma 4 (other great game from Alawar) is updated with most desired achievements. You have only few hours to grab the game with 20% discount! It will last until 17:00 GMT/UTC.

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Рады сообщить, что в другую замечательную игру от Alawar добавлены горячо любимые многими Steam-достижения и другие интересные нововведения. «Сокровища Монтесумы 4» в Steam еще одна прекрасная возможность оценить лучшую часть одной из самых увлекательных игр-головоломок и разгадать секрет таинственного Императора Монтесумы.
Вы пока еще можете купить ее со скидкой в 20%, но спешите, скидка кончится в 9 вечера по Москве сегодня, 23 мая!


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"The Promised Land" available for MAC users!

May 19th, 2014

Hooray, brave colonists! MAC-version of a fabulous “The Promised Land’ is out now! Grab your МАС devices and set sail to the promised land!

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Available for MAC OS

Hooray, brave colonists! MAC-version of a fabulous “The Promised Land’ is out now! Grab your МАС devices and set sail to the promised land!

About the Game

Become a leader of a little group of settlers to create a thriving colony which will envy even the developed nation!

Who says it would be easy?!
An untamed land where you will have to make everything on your own –to provide your people with food and shelter then to give them job and protection. Day by day you will have to remake your production plans, switch your workers to find out the best solution for each industry. But keep in mind, that every citizen has his own temper that one day can be shown off. And that’s not the only difficulty that may will face. Pirates and wild tribes are all around this Promised Land to disturb your presence and development here.

To create a developed colony one will not only need to become keen in production, but also in science. Experience points that you earn in the Academy, will be needed to get the access to advanced technologies or your town would be just another village on this land. Think well over what and where you spend your points on, because your choice will depend on the fate of the entire colony!

The Promised Land, a brave new world , the hole nation – all this lies in your hands! Become a true leader, a chosen one, a father of nation! Guide your colony to the victory of the modern superpower!

We collected all the best that is in games of this genre, arched by exciting mini-games and carefully turned it into the deep and breathtaking adventure!

Game Features

• Complete freedom of play
• More than 10 hours of gameplay
• Up to 50 player-controlled characters
• Huge, untamed world to explore
• Step-by-step tutorial

PC System Requirements

    • OS: XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 128 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • OS: XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 128 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: Intel Mac Only; CPU CORES 2; 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
57 of 62 people (92%) found this review helpful
166 products in account
2 reviews
10.0 hrs on record
Very well made game, highly addicting. I couldn't stop playing until i was done with it :)

- couldn't really play in window mode, because it would crash for me (only one crash in Fullscreen)
- well, not really 24+ hours of gameplay. It took me 10 hours to play through and unlock all (ingame) achievements. the only thing i didn't do was complete all Pirate-levels with 5 Stars (because i'm not a big fan of Angry Bird-mechanics)

- although the game crashed a couple of times, no progress was lost
- 10 hours of simple fun (totally worth the money, even at full price)
- 12 levels of an Angry Bird style Pirate game
- addicting unlock system, where you want to procede into higher tiers and unlock more buildings
- it starts of very simple and gets alot more complex as you have to handle alot more wares and workers, but it never felt overwhelming
- time challenges (optional) where you have to do certain tasks or get a fixed amount of wares (reward is a small bonus and it counts towards an achievement, but you can take all the time you want to finish)

What do you have to do in this game?
It's all about handling your settlers. There are five different Professions which they will specialise in, depending on what you let them do more often. They will ofcourse work faster when they do a job which they are specialised in (but don't worry you can relearn them later on in the game).
On top of that they have 3 Statusbars which will decrease over time and might slow down their workflow alot. There is
- Hunger (will decrease over time while they work)
- Companionship (will decrease depending if they like their job, are ok with it, or dislike it; to raise it they will interrupt their work and talk to another settler for a while)
- Health (some jobs are marked as risky and they will cost life over time; they won't die but need to heal up from time to time at the hospital - which needs herbs, so just like with food you have to watch out that you have enough of it)

The buildings are in fixed locations so you have to manage how many workers you declare per building or you need to drag and drop your settlers to fasten up their production rate.
You also have to trade your wares for Gold so you can afford more Settlers and upgrades for your buildings.

So if you like to build-up, manage economy / workflow and trade - this game is absolutely for you.
Posted: April 26th, 2014
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
2,070 products in account
94 reviews
4.7 hrs on record

+ cude presentation, good animations, good music
+ it's a city building/management game and although it is advertised as casual, it presents deeper gameplay mechanics than what you would expect, the balance is good, lots of resources to find and collect, upgrades to do to your buildings and ship, lab tech with new technologies etc. everything is done better in other games of the genre, but they are done just fine here as well
+ an interesting mini-game ala angry birds, where you have to fight pirates that may attack your ship or settlement
+ some emphasis on your villagers needs ala sims games is welcome and refreshing

- low resolution, at least doesnt support 1080p
- campaign is continuous and linear, one goal after another in a specific map, so no replayability
- no zoom in and out, one zoom level, it would help if there were a zoom out option to manage things easier

in conclusion , a casual management game that is done right in almost every aspect and is fun to play
Posted: April 27th, 2014
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
851 products in account
7 reviews
22.3 hrs on record
TBH - I've picked up that game on Summer sale, quite cheap, thinking - dropped cards (yes, I'm a collector, guilty as charged ;) ) will pay for that anyway even if that is crap. But what do you know - while getting those drops I've actually started playing - and got so hooked it's not even funny!
That game stands next to Artist Colony, My Tribe, Gemini Lost, Wandering Willows (well, sort of), and Virtual Villagers (sans starving and otherwise meeting their demise villagers). If you ever played any of that - you will feel right at home from the very start. And yes - I've played all of those (and more).
Pluses: really nice appealing art, easy to learn, easy to master, there's no sensitive controls or time limits that you have to meet to progress further in game...
Minuses: if you are looking for high-octane action - that game is not for you. If you don't like resource management - that game is not for you. If you don't have patience for micromanaging and otherwise keeping track and ordering around 50 "loyal subjects" - you probably will not like it much (but I might be wrong).
Now if only they add Steam achievements to that... ;P

P.S. It took me 15 hrs to beat from start to finish - no skipping puzzles, no guides or tutorials, but not getting high scores in mini-game either. As for replay value - idk, not much challenge here for me... but still might get back to it some day.
Posted: July 6th, 2014
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
114 products in account
2 reviews
11.2 hrs on record
The store page boasted of 24 hour gameplay. I less than half. Seriously. I finished the game in just at 7 hours. No replay ability either. You start, you finish. No "different Choices" to try the next time.
So your'e probably thinking, "Totally not worth it!".
I can't agree 100%. As disappointed as I am that it was such a short game, in all fairness, it might take a casual gamer 24 hours.
I hardly took any breaks, and this is not my first rodeo.
But another reason I am not too upset is...I played for 7 hours straight with hardly a break...I really enjoyed myself!
I was surprised to find how much of a blast I was having!
I would recomend this to a casual gamer, or some one with short term memory loss. You can enjoy it as much as I did, but again and again!
Posted: April 26th, 2014
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
156 products in account
4 reviews
21.2 hrs on record
I think this is a fun little game. It is on rails for the most part but it's a nicely designed, fairly slow paced simulation. Graphically appealing despite the lack of video options. I also noticed near the end that the music was still uplifting and not getting old like other game's musical scores do. The sound effects are mostly charming and minimal which helps when these sounds play over and over so many times.

The player has the choice to micro-manage for quicker growth, or to sit back and let things happen. Your citizens will perform their assigned tasks without maintenance. The only real choices to make are what order to spend your research or tobuild your buildings in, switching output of specific industries (switching the metal worker between gold and silver output) and specific chores for the individual citizens. Buildings are built in pre-planned spaces, and you do not choose how many of each there will be; there will be only 1 iron mine, 1 kitchen etc. However, there are 3 farm plots that unlock as the game progresses and each is relegated to specific crops.

Each citizen has a preffered task and a hated task. The citizen can do any chore you want, but will stay happy if doing their favorite job and lose happiness fast if they are doing their hated job. I also feel that they skill up faster if doing something they like or are trained to do. The only combat whatsoever takes place in an Angry Bird fashion, and can be replayed as much as you wish. So you won't permanently lose any battle. It's a refreshing change of pace actually.

I've played through it once and I might try it again. The single playthrough was worth the money. I don't always finish games, even the ones I like, usually because they lose me along the way. This one kept me interested until the end. I didn't feel overwhelmed, and I didn't feel the need to micro-manage to the end. I also was equally comfortable letting it run as I went to the bathroom or got a drink; event result in a pop-up that pauses the game until you click on the screen.

For the price, I do recommend this game. I've paid far more for worse.
Posted: April 26th, 2014
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