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Welcome to the Illuminati High Council. In this strategy game you'll develop a plan to infiltrate the world's nations and subvert them via bribery, seduction and intimidation. Battle rival secret societies, convert the influential and reshape society to fit our agenda!
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Oct 12, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Good games don't come from secrecy, specially games about secret societies! I want to build this game alongside the community, with its feedback and input. Being a strategy game it is important to have as many eyeballs on it early in development to suss out game breaking tactics or AI bugs. Only with the info and advice from the people who play the game, can we perfect the formula to make Puppet Master the best game it can be!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I'll continue working hard on the game until both the community and myself are satisfied with it's quality and all promises made to the players are fulfilled. This process can be lengthy and difficult to approximate, but I anticipate at least to be on Early Access until mid/late 2021.”

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

“Everything you see in the game will be refined and improved continuously throughout development. I will improve the user experience to make sure you have all the info you need to strategize. The AI will be hardened so its challenging but fair. There will be more complex abilities that allow you to create combos. More units, more factions, more game modes and a whole bunch of polish to seal the deal.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently most of the game's foundations have been implemented. The procedural society generator is up and running, the AI is functioning and there is already over 20 different units, 17 abilities, 12 different traits, 24 regions and 3 factions.

Granted the generator needs to be refined, the AI needs to be smartened and the units need to be balanced. In essence the game is there, we just need to make sure that its up to par with our expectations.”

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

“The price will be discounted during Early Access and slowly increased as more features are added to the game until full release.”

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

“As mentioned, I want to involve the community as much as possible. If you have any feedback at all I want to know about it! Come to our discord or shoot me an email and lets chat!

There's also constant polls, surprises and mini-games for everyone to participate. Come share your experiences and ideas while you play Puppet Master... I'll be there listening!

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About This Game

Shadow Government Simulator is a PC strategy game that puts you in control of a shadow organization dead set on global domination via bribery, intimidation, seduction, and any means necessary. Inspired by old classics like Plague Inc. and modern gems like The Shrouded Isle, this is a challenging game where you infiltrate nations, discover their networks of power, and then reshape them to fit your agenda.

Turn-based strategic infiltration

Every action you take matters on a global scale. When you enter a new nation, you’ll be alone with just a headquarters at your disposal and minimal information. Slowly, you will send your tendrils throughout the region uncovering who are the influential and how much power they truly wield. You'll discover their traits and personalities, earning an understanding of their weaknesses and how to best convert them to your side.

Infiltrate nations around the world!

More importantly, you'll discover who they are connected to, and thus person by person, you shall take over the whole elite. Having a strong interconnected network is the key to success, but the bigger you get the more visible you are and this could lead to your demise. Manage your network, cut and create connections, to ensure you act from the shadows when the time is right.

Evolve your organization

The world will be difficult to conquer without growth and adaptation. As you capture new units, you can change their abilities, unlocking new traits and adapting to the necessities of the shadow war. Throughout your campaign for world domination, you'll be able to build your organization with unique traits. Tailor your society and its pawns to fit your grand plan. Conquer the world and you'll be able to unlock different factions such as the Masons and the Templars, with different strengths and weaknesses!

Fight for global supremacy

As your organization grows and becomes more visible on the global scale the challenges you face will increase. The world’s countries will unite against you and you will face off against rival organizations. Choose wisely which region to infiltrate first, as they will provide different bonuses, but also present different challenges. Each region will offer a distinct play experience with its procedurally generated networks. As time moves forward the regions will acquire unique modifiers to increase the difficulty and diversity of the maps you play on. It might well be worth the risk, however, as nations you take over become yours to command, unlocking new powerful abilities. Be it a person or a country, they shall all become like pawns before you!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

The game contains implied violence at the geo-political level including depictions of war, sabotage and terrorism. Violent acts such as kidnappings and torture are mentioned.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Sierra
    • Processor: 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
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