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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Very Negative (11) - 9% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (1,161) - 64% of the 1,161 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jan 20, 2015
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What the developers have to say:

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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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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