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Fate of the World is a dramatic global strategy game that puts all our futures in your hands. The game features a dramatic set of scenarios based on the latest science covering the next two centuries. You must manage a balancing act of protecting the Earth’s resources and climate versus the needs of an ever-growing world population, who...
Release Date: Feb 28, 2011
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“It’s brilliance is in its simplicity”
– RockPaperShotgun.com

“In playing it, I’m struck by how potentially powerful Fate of the World is”
– PC Gamer

“While ‘Fate of the World’ arms you with environmental data and renewable energy policies rather than grenades and rocket launchers, the result is still compelling”
– New York Times

About the Game

Fate of the World is a dramatic global strategy game that puts all our futures in your hands. The game features a dramatic set of scenarios based on the latest science covering the next two centuries. You must manage a balancing act of protecting the Earth’s resources and climate versus the needs of an ever-growing world population, who are demanding ever more food, power, and living space. Will you help the whole planet or will you be an agent of destruction?

Fate of the World is brought to you by the award-winning Red Redemption games team and Battlestations: Midway Producer Klaude Thomas with climate science by Dr. Myles Allen (University of Oxford), writing by David Bishop (Dr. Who, 2000AD) and music composed by Richard Jacques (Mass Effect, Alice in Wonderland) with game design by veteran game designer Matthew Miles Griffiths (Conflict: Desert Storm, Battlestations: Midway).

Fate of the World has been nominated for the 2011 Index: Design Awards and as a Top 10 Social Impact Games of 2010-11 by Games for Change

Key features:

  • Covers 2020 to 2200 - Two centuries years of possible futures
  • 12 regions - China, Europe, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle East, North America, Northern Africa, Oceania, Russia, South Asia, Southern Africa
  • Scientific Model - by Dr Myles Allen of Oxford University
  • Detailed real-world data - gathered over years of research
  • Over 100 major policies - including geoengineering, technological research, international aid, diplomacy, economics, emergency defences, species protection, forestry, health, energy choices, population, politics, and clandestine operations
  • More than 1,000 impacts - including storms, floods, heatwaves, flash fires, desertification, glacial melt, sea level rise, resource wars, drought, famine, dissidence, extinctions, epidemics, technological break-throughs, energy shortages, and political backlash
  • 50 signature animal species to save - against the backdrop of enormous biodiversity loss
  • 40 specific future technologies to develop - including nuclear fusion, biofuels, nanotech, robots, AI, smart grids, advanced medicine, synthetic food, and space exploration
  • 6 'tipping points' - world-changing events such as the Amazon collapse and the Antarctic ice shelf collapse
  • 3D Earth globe - showing climate related changes with Earth 'telemetry' - visually graphing past and future change
  • Earth overlays - revealing local temperature change, devastation, and population

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 2.33Ghz processor supporting SSE2 (Pentium 4 and Athlon 64) or better
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 1GB
    • Video Card: 512MB graphics card
    • Sound: Integrated sound
    • Direct®: 9

    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows Vista, 7
    • Processor: 2.33Ghz processor supporting SSE2 (Pentium 4 and Athlon 64) or better
    • Memory:3GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 1GB
    • Video Card: 512MB graphics card
    • Sound: Integrated sound
    • Direct®: 9

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: OS X version 10.6, or later.
    • Processor: 2.33 GHz Intel Processor or better
    • Memory: 3 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 1GB
    • Sound: Integrated sound
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
110.9 hrs on record
Fate of the World is a pretty interesting simultator, pitting the player as dictator of the world, with a clear agenda to save it. It has a lot of interesting strategic choices and trade offs. Pretty cool. It must be noted though that its pretty much an environmentalists wet dream. Which sadly explains why its has completely skipped implementing the nuclear options which are means through which we can power humanitys future.

Thorium, a technology from the 1970's which lost out to uranium based nuclear designs, since it cannot produce weapons, is amazing beyond belief, which is why many countries, most notably China and India, are putting a lot of effort into it. Clean, cheap, no noticable waste and infinite amounts of fuel... Why oh why was that no included in the game? Well... It would make it trivially easy, and it doesnt fit the hippie agenda.
Posted: July 6
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
This is a very depressing game and it is extremely hard/impossible to make every country happy. It's quite addicting and very upsetting at the same time. Honestly i don't know whether i would recommend it but I said "yes" because it is original.
Posted: August 10
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
We're all screwed ;P
Posted: April 22
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0 of 14 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
nope, try again
Posted: June 2
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1.7 hrs on record
One of my few bad choices. looked fun on the steam store page but couldn't deliver
Posted: May 13
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30 of 31 people (97%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Fate of the World is a really deep (and dark) Simulation of our upcoming years. Especially with all the available DLC it has lots and lots of content to keep you busy for a long while and make sure you'll get money's worth. Like all simulations and simulation games it is obviously not a complete and perfect replica of the real world. Of all the Simulation-games I've played throughout my life it is one of the deppest and most realistic simulations though.

You should definitely not play this game if you're afraid to start over again many times until you reach one of the desired endings. There is a reason that the 7th word in the description is "dramatic". You'll often run into bad ends or simply won't reach the neccessary mission goals in time. A great idea can backfire and make you think twice about adopting it the next time around.

The game presents choices for every region in "cards". This makes it look like a card-game to some people but it really isn't. I think the game desingers just tried to find a name to summarize "Policies", "Research Programs", "Military Actions", etc. and then they though "Hey, those things are presented on stuff that looks like cards." So they went with cards. Don't be turned away becaues you don't like card-games. FotW is not a card game and it might just aswell be called "decisions"; There's no deck, no drawing of cards, etc, etc.

Play this game if:
-You like mental challenges
-You're not afraid to see our Earth go to hell (because of your decisions)
-You think Trial-and-Error can be fun

Don't play this game if:
-You hate starting over
-You hate going through menus and just want to "play play play"
Posted: November 26, 2013
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