CaesarIA is a remake of an old-school economic strategy game, Caesar III which is a masterpiece among the games of this genre in our opinion. There are different economic strategy games and they can be broken down to subtypes but from our viewpoint Caesar encompasses planning, constructing, diplomacy and military campaigns.
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Release Date: Jan 20, 2015

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Why Early Access?

“2014 was a great year for CaesarIA and since the new year has gloriously started there couldn't be a better time for an Early Access of game to hit Steam.

At some point any development reaches a stage where it can no longer continue to strive only fueled by the enthusiasm of a development team - it needs a community, feedback, support. And that's where Steam Early Access can help. We release Caesaria to Steam in its current state to see what you guys think, how you feel about it, what you have to say. We need your feedback, critique, opinions, ideas - we are here to listen. From now on Caesaria will be developed mainly following your response, but don't forget that this is not a final version of the game, it's still in development.

-Caesaria Team”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to stay in the Early Access to the completion of work on the new graphics (3-4 months).”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full game will include freeplay and career, which will be completely in the spirit of the original game. Freeplay will offer more features (buildings, trades, materials, and events) for the player after the launch.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We have a fully completed missions in the career mode. However, due to limited time and resources for new graphics in them it can be played only with resource of the original game.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The game is free, if you want to help us, please, visit our site for more information about the game.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will talk with the community on our forums, which already fix error correction and discussion of new ways. Start the game through Early Access, we expect to expand community, as well as give impetus to the further development of the game.”
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May 26

Bugfixes for build #79

Hi, All.

This is not fully update, but added textures for big temples and much bugfixes.



- moved rating advisors window logic to javascript
- fixed missing prefecture in Capua mission
- improved chief advisor advices
- improved roman translation (Lars Gusowski)
- fixed available buildings in Tarentum and Caesarea
- fixed smk viewer (Bianca van Schaik)
- added textures for land merchant and stable horse
- entertainment advisor window logic moved to javascript
- fixed build for android
- improved healtcare advisor window logic
- much small fixes

Other textures you may look here https://bitbucket.org/dalerank/caesaria/src/7e55df3dddbc3982e5b921188784a4f54a7ebb97/resources/religion/?at=master

Cheers,
CaesarIA team.

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May 8

Update #79 ready

This has been our next update, so we hope you enjoy it!



Changes:
+ Some new houses
+ Added textures for barracks and military academy
+ Improved information window for market
+ Fixed crash when education window show
+ Fixed market lady stuck closed to warehouse
+ Farms infobox now show correct information about effectivity/productivity
+ Religion advisor window logic moved to js
+ Indigene not stucks on find fields now
+ Now tower builds correct from saved data
+ Now player salary correct from mission config
+ Now correct check condition when builds dock
+ Dlc viewer now works correct
+ Fixed displaying current game date in menu
+ Improved buildmenu that hide unused mission buildings
+ Now openplay correct set building options for city
+ Improved tooltip behavior for gui elements
+ Fixed crash on game restart/reloading
+ Fixed crash on tutorial missions window update
+ Festival planning window logic moved to js
+ Add further military buildings to caesarea mission and add missing buildings
+ Improved emperor gift/city gift windows logic
+ Reddraw dust textures
+ Rebalancing gods behaviour
+ much code changes

We find animator that draw citizens (about 10 models), if you want to help us please contact with caesaria.game@gmail.com.

Thanks all that support us.
Ave Caesar !!!

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About This Game

CaesarIA is inspired by an old-school economic strategy game, Caesar III which is a masterpiece among the games of this genre in our opinion. There are different economic strategy games and they can be broken down to subtypes but from our viewpoint Caesar encompasses planning, constructing, diplomacy and military campaigns.

Economy and Trade

Miniature model of an economy leaves the ruler no room for mistakes, under his leadership there are extractive industry (mines, sawmills, outcrop mines and farms) and production (factories, armories, wineries and brandy kitchens). And if some resource is scarce or not available, then trade with the neighbors can be a solution for the difficult situation. Mini-economy is complicated and takes into account a variety of facts: taxes, import/export, population of the town, healthcare, unemployment. In order to stay in the black it is necessary to develop houses with high income level but that can lead to a rise in unemployment which consequently results in big problems such as an embezzlement of municipal purse.

Construction

Construction is defined by the needs of the town, healthcare, procurement, buildings security provision. The main idea of construction is bringing workers to the area, there actors entertain the public, engineer provides service for shabby houses, vigils fight criminals. Moreover, city folk prefer to occupy quiet picturesque location such as gardens farther from dirty barns and noisy barracks.

Diplomacy

The emperor will not leave the town alone, Caesar himself will demand goods for his personal use, sometimes in huge amounts and with bad timing. If the player has enough nerve he/she can just turn a blind eye to Caesar which unfortunately results in game over. Therefore, it is important to stay friends with Caesar and send him presents such as modest donations or exotic animals. Towns in the neighborhood will also take part in common trade network of the Empire and compete in the deals with the town.

Religion

Romans were superstitions people and created the whole hierarchy of gods. 5 gods are in the game:
- Earth goddess, Ceres, when worshiped in the right way doubles the yield capacity.
- Restive Neptune can help the merchants have a successful voyage.
- Sly Mercurius can fill all barns and storage houses up to the roof.
- Spirit of Mars protects the town from foes brave enough to attack the town.
- Venus can brighten up the mood of city folk for a long time.

Attitude of the City Folk

The attitude of the city folk to you will be very important, if the reputation of the ruler is bad it can start the emigration, then criminal rate increases - riots, fires and many other problems occur. Therefore, it is necessary to take care of the people and analyse current deficiency. Healthcare is provided by hospitals and bath houses. Entertainment is fence play and chariot-riding. Food comes from farms and the sea. Religion and security are at control of the regular army.

Military Set-up

The city has to be protected from invasions of barbarians, the creation of bastille lies ahead, soldiers and barracks can be situated there as well as recruit depot. However, this is a way to recruit only varmint velites and reckless equites. Roman army is its legionnaires and they are heavily armored with helmets and shields that means a demand for ore and iron which are not so easy to excavate. But even if you have 2 cohorts of legionnaires nobody is free of fear therefore there is a need in a military academy where soldiers can have additional training in survival and ethics.

Specific Features:
+ Upload of the map from the original Caesar III game;
+ Construction\demolition of buildings and edifices;
+ Migration of population;
+ Farming and product distribution;
+ Entertainment, healthcare, religion, education;
+ Empire trade network with computer towns;
+ Extraction of raw materials and manufacturing;
+ Prefects, engineers, apprentices, soldiers, etc.;
+ Advisers;
+ Dynamic town modeling;
+ Changing the level of the houses according to the environment;
+ Healthcare and water facilities;
+ Military buildings.

Future Plans
- Real-life financial system (salary, goods purchase, hiring);
- Specialization of city folk, setting up personal relations and families;
- Class system in the town (slaves, plebs, clients and patricians);
- Various climate conditions;
- Map editor;
- Computer towns and empires modeling;
- Network play.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: 1500 MHz or better
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: XP or later
    • Processor: 1500
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8.3 or later
    • Processor: 1500 MHz or better
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 64bit
    • Processor: 1500 MHz or better
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 64bit
    • Processor: 1500
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
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Mixed (12 reviews)
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williamfwalter
1.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 20
While I appreciate the fact that they have resurrected this awesome game and allowed me to try to play on a Mac, there are just too many bugs at the moment. Having an editor go through the notifications and do some fine tuning on game play and this should be a lot better experience.
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tominator923
0.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 19
First off, the trees are too big; anyways, I feel this has potential if it can get closer to the original.
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MegiddoNumeroUno
0.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 16
Disappointing
I was really looking forward to this game since I'm a big fan of Caesar III. Within 10 minutes, I could tell that this game was not playable. Navigating the map is difficult and does not correspond to the smaller compressed map in the upper left corner. When placing structures, they disapear from the map once you move to a different part of the map. There also seems to be an issue with water when navigating the map. There are long, straight, parallel lines of water when you scroll through the map. I will keep my eye on this game for when updates are rolled out. But for now, this game cannot be played.
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rusty
3.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 15
Hmm... if you've played Caesar before, you will immediately get struck by nostalgia! Its not a cut-copy-paste of Caesar 3, but a recreation of the same. With that said, its still in very early stage of development. Many things are there as placeholders. You can play and enjoy it the fullest, but some itsy-bitsy things will definitely annoy you during missions. IIRC, original Caesar 3 didnt had commentary, but this one has...correct me if im wrong.

Caesar 3 is one of the best city building games of all time imo. And CaesarIA is the updated version of it in some way. If you are a fan of Caesar, definitely give it a try. To others, you should try this game but beware, there are lots of unfinished parts in the game (though it wont hinder in gameplay). It still gives the same fun you had with Caesar 3 coz the core gameplay is still the same.

I love it! Hope it will be fully finished in the near future.
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the15thdoctorwho
5.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: July 31
fun game to play a few bugs here and there but they arent big enough to ruin the game it is a game worth getting and trying knowing this game will become better as time goes on.
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illovich
2.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: July 29
I'm not sure why people feel like they're getting ripped off by a free game. Caesar III was an amazing game - I have friends that still use it as the common name of the "whoops I forgot to go to sleep" type games, as in "Hey I might have found the next Caesar III." BTW, Early Access means bugs. I enjoy checking this game out from time to time and I hope it reaches a finished state one day.
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audiosurfing
0.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: July 25
Good classic. Has some little bugs
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Leonox
0.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23
Game has the potential to reach its goal and recreate its namesake, but it needs quite a bit of work. I'd keep an eye on the game, but I don't think it's worth playing in its current state. Good luck to the devs.
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✪ ShaRkQL
0.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: July 16
CaesarIA

game ini mirip dengan game seperti CIVILIZATION , bedanya cuman di game kita hanya membangun 1 kota tidak ada lagi kota lain dengan peminin yang berbeda , tutorial dalam game ini menurut saya sedikit dan susah untuk di mengerti , sistem pengesavean game ini adalah autosave setiap beberapa menit .
dengan grafik yang menurut saya lumayan buruk tapi game ini melatih kalian bagaimana mengolah sebuah kota dari awal terbentuknya , lumayan rumit tidak segampang CIVILIZATION tetapi saya tetap merekomendasikan game ini

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Jamal McBall
2.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: July 11
I would play this game for hours on end when I was young and it's great to see that people have come back and re-created this great game. I'm so glad that I found this!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
464 of 695 people (67%) found this review helpful
302 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 22, 2015
They took Caesar 3 and turned it into a Chinese bootleg.

They outright steal assets from the game, but aren't clever enough to steal the instructional text, so you get gems like this:

"Use click by the right button of a mouse on the ashes to learn that here was to a fire. During usual patrol the prefect inspects the building regarding fire safety, reducing risk pozharov. Prefects can serve buildings within two cages of the road."
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40 of 45 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 12, 2015
I'm a big open source advocate. These guys are trying - and for free - to recreate one of the classic games albeit with its own feel. Give them your support, have a go and see what you think and don't judge it as one of the many abandoned rip offs that are found on Steam. It is free and developed by volunteers who are sticking to their task over many years - review the game as such. It is as strong as the community behind it.

I reported a problem, it was fixed the same day. The game is playable although the UI is a little clunky, but you can build a fully functioning Roman city and it looks the part too. The good news? It's only going to get better because it is open source and that means community development.
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59 of 79 people (75%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 31, 2015
This game reminds me of those Original Classic games like Caesear and Sierra's Emperor which this game heavily borrows from. The golden age of RTS was a good time and I miss that period - hopefully this project can bring part of that glory back. Cheers to the developer for trying.
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37 of 45 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
237.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 1, 2015
Along time ago on an OS that is now forgotten there was a game called Caesar 3, probably one of the best in it class and day. Now there is Caesaria. A work in progress that promises to surpass C3. Bugs, glitches and update come fast and regular. The developer and his team deserve high praise for this undertaking. I am looking forward to the completed project and give this game a 9.5 out of 10. Keep up the great work. Dust off some more old games to revive.
Many thanks to you and your team. This is a very enjoyable game.

Sarge_E is willing to help where possible.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 3, 2015
Thank you for bringing my favourite childhood game back! But this game is still very buggy. For example: Caesar 3 did not have click and drag to move over land, which is pretty inconvenient when you trying to build stuff! The UI is not user friendly and needs work. The game needs some background music like Caesar 3 had (enjoyed that music alot!). The whole navigation should be more efficient and user friendly. But I still appreciate the effort, and will wait for the upgrades.
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33 of 44 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 18, 2015
Off to a good start, keep those fixes and patches incoming.

This game has a lot of potential but for now it's as the game describes itself "under construction". So therefore don't come into this game and complain that the game is either bugged, crashing, or broken, because the creators of this game had warn you at the beginning of the game.

Hopefully once this game truly takes off many people will enjoy it.
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40 of 58 people (69%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 9, 2015
I can not wait for this to get finished already. I spent countless hours playing the original and I think it deserves this chance on Steam to show a whole new generation how awesome of a game it is.
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25 of 34 people (74%) found this review helpful
50 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 20, 2015
Fire Simulator 2015

1 - Spend hours building your City meticulously
2 - Set labor allocation for Prefectures to highest priority
3 - Farm lights up for no reason, even though a fully staffed Prefecture is right next to it
4 - Prefect walks by, notices fire, keeps walking on to the Theater for a show
5 - Fire spreads all over, even to the Prefecture itself
6 - Mission failed

10/10 would pyro again
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 29
I been waiting to play this game for years after my disk hasnt been compatable with my so called advanced computer with windows being so far ahead of the technology of this game. I just got done playing for a few hours straight and the reviews about bugs arent lying. Im happy to see that people are attempting to bring Caesar III back to life but it has a long way to go in my opinion. I would have continued but the glitches are aggrivating so I'll wait until its completely finished.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 30
This is a great project! That being said, it is a project. It is still in development and does not play as seamlessly as a big dev city builder. BUT, having played the original, this is an awesome game, and is getting a well deserved reboot. If you played the original, you will greatly appreciate this build, and if you haven't, you should still check it out to see what's to come. If you're going to knock the game because it's not finished, don't bother. Play, report bugs, and help this game develop; it deserves it.
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