Turn based 4X strategy game, recreating the civilizations of ancient China. Develop your land, build great cities, raise huge armies and fight epic battles, with hundreds of soldiers fighting right on the game map. Advance your technologies, culture and religion to create one of mankind’s biggest empires.
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Release Date: Sep 20, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Oriental Empires is almost complete, lacking only the multiplayer feature. Since many players will only be interested in single player, we are making it available early for them. The early access period will also serve as a final shakedown period for the game, to help uncover any remaining significant bugs or balance issues that still remain, and allow to us make final tweaks based on feedback from a larger group of players than the beta team.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The Early Access period is estimated to last a couple of months, we are expecting to release in early 2017.”

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

“The only major change planned for the final release, is the addition of multiplayer mode. We will of course be eagerly listening to user feedback, and making improvements to game balance, AI, UI and of course fixing any significant bugs that are uncovered. In addition we will use the Early Access period to localize the game to several other languages, while also adding Steam Features such as Trading Cards.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The English language single player version of the game is feature complete, although it may still contain some minor bugs. The game has had several months of beta testing to achieve a reasonable state of balance and tuning, but it’s likely that this can be improved further with feedback from Early Access players.”

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

“No.”

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

“Community involvement will be primarily through the Steam Discussion Forum. We’ve had an active presence there since the game was announced, and will continue to monitor it closely.”
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December 13, 2016

Update December 13: Chinese Localization

We are thrilled to announce that we are done localizing Oriental Empires in Chinese!

If you want to play the Chinese version and your game does not launch in Chinese, please launch the game, click options, Game Settings, and select Chinese from the drop down menu. Next, all you need to do is restart the game.

Please leave any feedback you might have on our forums, as we are committed to polishing it further.

The update also includes 2 minor fixes. One to do with peasant revolts causing a player to have no income, and the other fixes the issue that settlements with artillery in the garrison can't be captured.



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November 24, 2016

Update 24 Nov 2016

Hi everyone,

Just a small update this time, as recent work has been focusing on multiplayer and language support.

The Chinese beta has also been updated with these changes, all text translations completed, and many revisions to improve the text.

As always, the patch is save game compatible.

Thanks again for all the feedback, please keep it coming!

Changelog:

  • Added tech rate settings (see options menu)
  • Added option to disable cultural victory
  • Bandits and peasant rebels dispersed more easily
  • More improved animations.
  • Fixed issue with new faction leader sometimes being spawned in odd place for factions with only one city
  • Fixed issue with armor upgrade for some army units. This also Fixes an issue where recruitment didn't work in some cities.
  • Fixed operation of auto manage spending slider and added tool tip to it
  • Some tech icons changed to be more chinese looking

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About This Game

Step into the world of the ancient Orient. Control a city or tribe from the dawn of Chinese history, and turn it into a great empire. Develop your land, create great cities, raise huge armies and fight epic wars. Advance your technology, culture and religion to create one of mankind’s great civilizations. All the action takes place on one spectacular game map that brings to life the mountains, forests, plains and deserts of China. Zoom in close to review your troops and see your peasants toiling, or zoom out for a strategic overview. Plan your battles, end your turn, and then watch as your armies obey your orders, with hundreds of soldiers battling right on the game map.

FEATURES
  • Start out as a single nation or tribe, starting from humble beginnings with a single settlement and expand your empire and develop your culture with the aim of becoming the universally recognized Son of Heaven and ruler of the world.
  • Persuade the other factions to recognize you as such by either military force, or by diplomatic persuasion.
  • Play as one of 16 different factions each with their own special bonuses or penalties.
  • Vast beautifully rendered map featuring an attractive and authentic depiction of the landscape of China and Mongolia.
  • Large scale battles with hundreds or thousands of soldiers, depicted in detail right on the game map. Watch skilled armies and reinforcements go to battle, according to the battle orders and formations set by the player.
  • Fully animated 3D models, with variations in face and clothing for each model, including infantry, cavalry, chariot and artillery units, as well as naval forces.
  • Long seamless zoom range lets you step right into the game world or zoom out for a strategic overview.
  • Develop your settlements by constructing buildings and developing the landscape around them, build markets and ports to enable trade by land and water.
  • Elaborate research tree including technology as well as cultural, philosophical and religious developments.
  • Many other elements will determine the outcome of you quest for dominance such as Leaders, Sieges, Unrest and Rebellion, and Authority and Culture ratings.
  • As Emperor, set edicts, laws and decrees to balance power and move into a glorious new Era, with new technologies and military units that change the game!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64 bit (32 bit NOT supported)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3230M @ 2.60GHz or equivalent AMD processor and above
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB DX 9 Compliant videocard with pixel shader 3,0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1024 x 768
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7,8,10 - 64 bit (32 bit NOT supported)
    • Processor: Intel i5 3.2 GHz or equivalent AMD processor and above
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB DX 9 Compliant videocard with pixel shader 3,0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1024 x 768
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