Learn and play Go, the classic board game that has been played for thousands of years, and compete in the race to conquer the most land in the in-game world, or compete online against opponents around the real world.
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Very Positive (433) - 94% of the 433 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 7, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access provides a great platform to gather community feedback and make desired adjustments to gameplay and features leading to a more polished full release.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early Access is planned to last for a period of 13 to 20 months.”

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

“The feature set of the full release is not planned to change dramatically upon exiting Early Access, but will instead be a more refined and built upon version of the campaign, online play, local play, AI, and educational features that are currently implemented.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version of the game is stable and includes Go gameplay through the campaign mode, online, play, and local play. Additionally, educational features such as tutorials, terminology glossary, shape detection system, and AI analysis are also available. Content-wise, a player can spend dozens of hours playing through the campaign mode and educational features, with online play expanding that much further. As an Early Access product, players may encounter bugs which will be actively patched throughout the Early Access period.”

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

“Currently, the price is planned to remain the same during Early Access as well as exiting Early Access.”

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

“In addition to feedback actively being gathered through Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, and Go related forums, the Steam Community Discussion Boards for The Conquest of Go will additionally be used during Early Access to gather and discuss community feedback.”
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About This Game

The rules of Go are fairly simple and are covered in full within interactive in-game tutorials. In short, two players take turns placing stones on the board with the goal to control more territory than the opponent. The strategy to accomplish this goal runs deep, which is what has kept people playing Go for thousands of years. In The Conquest of Go, the player will compete against nations for control of land and resources through a campaign mode with Go gameplay. Players will improve their skills by playing matches, reviewing matches, and solving Go problems. Several educational and AI assisted features are available to help new and experienced players. Once the player has grasped the basics, they can also challenge opponents online from around the world.

  • Battle against computer controlled nations for ownership of land across the map
  • Fortify and protect land by solving Go puzzles
  • Play matches in several different terrains and board sizes depending on the size and environment of the land being conquered
  • Cities are populated within conquered land which supply resources to the army
  • Resources can be spent on different abilities to assist your army during battles
  • Defend against enemy invasions by completing matches from a preset board positions
  • Collect legendary match records of notable professional Go players throughout the history of Go
  • Review matches with the AI to discover mistakes and optimal moves and improve the morale of your army
  • Several options are available to setup each campaign to the player's preferences and difficulty

  • Join the Online Go Server (OGS) community of over 200,000 ranked players
  • Challenge players to live matches to play directly, or correspondence matches which can be played over longer periods of time, allowing players to connect and play moves when available
  • Participate in ranking ladders
  • Play casual and ranked matches
  • View and spectate active matches being played
  • Communicate with players and spectators through in-game chat
  • NOTE: Regional firewalls may interfere with the connection to online servers

  • Automatic adjustment of AI skill and handicap to match the player's skill level during the campaign
  • At max AI level, the AI is able to compete with professional Go players
  • AI analysis can be toggled on in order to see optimal moves and variations recommended by the AI
  • Ability to display of estimated win rate and score percentages as well as territory during matches or match review

  • Learn the rules, basic shapes, and strategy of Go through interactive tutorials
  • Explore recommended opening moves for various board sizes and handicaps through opening guides
  • Learn Go terminology from the glossary system
  • Learn and recognize Go shapes as they are played with the automatic shape detection system
  • Learn additional concepts and strategies from other players through the Steam Workshop

  • Play against a local opponent on the same computer, play against the AI, or pit AIs against each other for local match play
  • Various settings for board size (5x5 - 19x19), handicap, komi, and time are available
  • Use the practice board to freely setup and play stones

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 960/equivalent or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: macOS 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • OS: macOS 12
    • Processor: Intel Core i5/M1/M2
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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