In this build-up strategy game you build global colonies on distant planets. Establish space trade and research to lead your corporation into wealth and prosperity. Find allies, compete against rivals, and protect your civilization from natural disasters and climate change.
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“As a small indie studio we need all the feedback we can get. Adding new features and balancing the game dynamics is a quite complex task within the global simulation of our planets. Additionally the income of early access helps us to stay independent. We want to take the time to evolve this game into a little sensation. Something that has never been played this way before. The first global planetary colonization and climate survival game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Belief it or not, Imagine Earth is in Early Access development since May 2014. But since then we had substantial feature updates almost every month, constant graphic improvements and instant bug fixes. We plan to release Imagine Earth in Q4 2019.

Please note that we are just two guys in the core team and a complex planet simulation like this takes time to turn out really well. We're most thankful for almost 30.000 supporters who made this long-term development sustainable and independent over all the years.”

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

“Currently there are four big things to do:
- Add more interaction with other (AI) colonies: taking over, sabotage, cooperation
- Improve trading system and authentic AI behavoir and establishing diplomacy.
- Make the general gameplay more diverse.
- Iterate until the whole thing is perfect ;-)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We'd call it a progress of 90-95% . Please read the feature list in the description below.”

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

“No, the release price will be the same.”

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

“We need your thoughts, ideas and direct feedback on what you experience during gameplay. To keep you updated about the actual development process we are writing a friday report every week and there's a major update release once a month. The complex interconnections between the buildings are a hell of a balancing job on which your opinion is highly appreciated. Name the features you would be most excited about and let's make this thing a unique experience together.”
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July 19

#54 Geo Engineering

Welcome to the July update of Imagine Earth. As usual, you can expect a bunch of interesting improvements and new features. We hope you enjoy all of these goodies. Please let us know what you think about the ongoing developments. Cheers, Martin & Jens


Shoutout to Prosperous Universe

Before going into the update details, we'd like to thank our industry friends Simulogics, who we met at an exhibition last year. They have been helping us get the word out about Imagine Earth, and we'd like to return the favor: In their space economy MMO Prosperous Universe you manage the business of your spacefaring company. Exploring the galaxy, producing, trading, designing spaceships - you name it. We like it a lot, and we think it might be right up your alley as well.


New Construct: Thermo Generator

This state of the art geo engineering tech improves agriculture and quality of life in very cold and hot regions by optimizing the temperature by up to 10°. It also prevents climate based tornadoes, thunderstorms, forest fires and desertification in the vicinity. This advanced weather manipulation technology requires a lot of energy and causes emissions.


Related to this the mission on Joma got a makeup. You will find it easier to get development licenses to unlock new buildings. The mission now points to stock trading, where you can buy shares of other companies to participate in their profits. Joma has become colder, making it more difficult to grow food. In return you will receive the new building, the thermo generator…

New Planet: Udion Torix

A new planet has been discovered in the Udoxia Galaxy. A tough competition against ruthless corporations is waiting for you to master it.


New Game Setup

The setup of a new game has been adjusted to give a more meaningful overview of what the player can expect. As the most important change we added a checkbox for sabotage. If you deselect this checkbox, you will be able to play a peaceful construction game that is limited to economic competition and environmental aspects.


Threat waves

You may now experience less isolated catastrophes taking place somewhere on the planet and therefor periodically occurring events during which extreme weather conditions ( Thunderstorms and Tornados ) occur very frequently or seismic activity ( earthquakes and volcanoes ) or an increased occurrence of asteroid and meteorite showers. Special vigilance is required.


Debris animations

We've put some fancy animations into the game when you harvest resources. Drones now use various lasers or tractor beams to demolish rocks or forests, repair buildings and clean fields. You can now also observe flying particles that match the units you are working on.

Message journal

The new journal lists all previous dialogues chronologically, like in a messenger. Between the dialogues the fulfilled mission goals are listed, thus an excellent orientation in the temporal sequence of the mission is ensured.


The brand-new journal also contains a "Typo Button" with which you can post discovered spelling mistakes directly to the dedicated Steam forum.

Sandbox Terraforming Tools

We made editing terrain much easier in the sandbox editor. You can now level terrain to adjust it to the height of the first field that you click.


Steam Workshop Briefings

In the Steam Workshop you can now add a briefing to the planets you create.

AI Gives Up - You Go On

You can now continue a competition game after winning to enlarge your civilizations and cleaning up the mess of the economic rivalry.

AI corporations do give up their colonies when they are bankrupt and out of shares. They will leave the planet and you can take over their infrastructure.

Allied native camps

They can now be relocated. Also allied Illuminati camps now provide you with meteorite showers every now and then.

Indie Arena Booth 2019

Also worth mentioning, Imagine Earth is on board of this year's @IndieArenaBooth 20.-24.8.19 at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. If you're there, please come over to our Booth! Indie Arena is located in hall 10.2 and has Booth number 021G. Line-Up out now!


Other stuff
  • Bonus missions limited to 3 goals each
  • Optimized zoom level for camera animations
  • Small volcano-like mountains for "volcanic" theme
  • Improved main menu sun animation
  • Improved unlocking of constructs on Tuto
  • Added better explanation for tech licenses
  • Removed shadows for construction holograms
  • Improved interaction of tool ring and docked panels
  • Improved supply capsule user interface
  • Increased number of research funds sold by merchant
  • Start video can be deactivated in settings file
  • Improved UI representation of trade-able items and resources
  • Tech licenses can be sold to the merchant again

Fixes
  • Fixed rounding error in resources panel
  • Fixed trader message "not interested" when you have nothing left to sell
  • Fixed animation problem of profile dialog
  • Fixed problem with research chunk highlighting
  • Fixed color of ocean citadel powers
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May 29

#53 "Steam Workshop"



The title of this update blog post successfully names Update #53s uber feature. Workshop enables you to share the planets and challenges you created in the terraforming mode. While creating a planet their, you can now define Opponents, Rules and Events and they will be saved for the players of your challenge. You can then upload them to steam directly from the game. Read here how easy it is actually is. The best world creations might even make it into the game itself...



This is just the beginning. We will implement more abilities to script missions, create other factions, modding speakers and landing ships soon. What we already have is a workshop forum thread, leave your ideas on what you wanna create and mod right there.

New Quest Vizualization


All the goals in campaign missions are now grouped into quests of around 5-8 goals and their completion results in winning a central mission goals. That improves story telling and makes it much easier to recall in which context you are doing a certain goal.


New Game Options


Freeplay / Competition now offer to start a "Custom Game" which are totally self configured by you. "Workshop Games" have rules, elements and opponents predefined by the creaters of the challenge that you loaded from steam workshop. "Terraform Game" Means you start a challenge which you created in Terraforming maybe to test it before uploading to Steam Workshop.


New Languages


Lately brazilian language was added by DuH!! Thanks so much for that contribution. Chinese translation updated to latest version.


New Epic Title Theme

New Music for Imagine Earth by Zevik Perry, thanks man!
https://youtu.be/-lgAt_jXBvc

Item Categories


Crafting menu in the workshop now has 3 item categories now Offensive items / Structures and Utilities.


Added
  • Creating a challenge in the sandbox now allows you to define rules, elements and opponents and save them with the planet.
  • Level 3 city expansion for City Center is available from start in Free / Competition Mode
  • Destruction process is having a nice debris effect.
  • Asteroid smoke column tuned, looking much better
  • Description for Leens Spacebot
  • Old building icons reworked. Progress ring optimized
  • Improvements for Magni and Bora Mission
  • builder drones are now needed to reconstruct a ruin.

Balanced
  • Building orders have priority for builder drones over destruction orders. However repair and destinguish orders have top priority.
  • items that are generated by certain buildings have a lower generation rate growth when you get 2x 3x 4x... units of a building.
  • We got rid of item limit that was set to 8 because the places in the toolring.
  • Research queue has 6 slots and shows them now no more than 6 active researchs are possible from now on.
  • "Sell button" in trade menu is reconfigured to "Sell overproduction"
  • Explosive device does not damage constructs on neighouring fields anymore.
  • Mood Fix: Natives where too depressed, you always had to gift something before you could trade
  • Exploding uplink drone balancing: Doesn't take out all buildings around it anymore
  • Warning sounds are now independent from time.

Fixed
  • "Warehouses are not running" bug
  • Problem with ideon maps sold by natives.
  • Wrong speakers for denial dialogs.
  • Remediation center does now start one cleaning process after the other instead of twenty at the same time.
  • Gold storage increased endless because auto trade with Midras was activated who pay in Gold
  • Levelup Bug: City Center no longer needs a drone to update itself
  • Overkill Bug fixed: all connected buildings exploded ;/
  • Hangup on Startup when starting Campaign
  • 2 Xrathul bugs eleminated
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Reviews

“The demo is quite charming... There's already evidence of a decent game”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Imagine Earth is a refreshingly streamlined and charming apporach to civilization sims - and one with plenty of room to grow as it wades through Early Access.”
GameZone

“This environmentally-conscious title may very well prove to generate news in the months to come.”
PixelJudge

About This Game

Features


  • Global and realtime world experience instead of playing on limited square maps
  • Fully playable and story based campaign with 9 planets / missions
  • Competition game mode to play against up to 7 other AI factions with individual agendas
  • Over 50 constructs with more than 80 individual upgrades
  • Diplomacy and trade with local colonies and space traders
  • Tower defence with energy shields and lasers against space pirates, alien invaders and locusts
  • Development and research system for advanced and sustainable technologies
  • Share market for refinancing and hostile take over ofopponent cities and colonies
  • Freeplay mode with a procedural planet generator for endless worlds and challenges
  • Competition mode for matches against up to 6 AI corporations per planet
  • Planet Editor for terraforming, building and customizing individual planets which can be saved and shared
  • Global climate simulation of local pollution and worldwide emissions and melting polar caps and disasters
  • Disasters: Chemical spills, oil slicks, radioactive contamination, wild fires, tornadoes, volcanoes, dying forest and growing deserts, alien and robotic invaders, etc.

Planetary Colonization


Imagine Earth is a real-time planet simulation and a build up strategy game. Your job as a space colony manager is to explore and populate distant planets. Build up thriving and profitable colonies on a global scale and trade resources and goods into space.

Profits vs. Ecocide


You will experience a massive conflict between the profit goals of the interstellar corporations and the need to preserve living conditions for your people. Exhaust emissions and ground pollution impact the global climate as your colony is growing. Increasing temperatures melt down polar caps and your colonies are destroyed by rising sea levels.

Expansion & Research


Raise great cities and satisfy their appetite for resources by building power plants, farms and factories. Dig for ideon crystals, pacify riots, research technologies and constructs and maximize your growth while maintaining a healthy ecosystem.

Allies, Threats & Enemies


Get ready to deal with threats like asteroid strikes, twisters, wild fires, volcanoes and rising sea levels. Fend off space raiders and alien investors. Coexist and trade with natives, merchants and hostile colonies.

Capitalist Space Age


In 2048 huge corporations have divided Earth among themselves and exploited its natural resources to a large extent. Now the discovery of ideon crystals allows journeys into space, while technologically and ideologically almost everything remains the same. The laws of the market are being spread into the universe.

Competition and Economic Warfare.


On each discovered planet a competition for economic dominance breaks out. To expand your colony as fast as possible and overcome your opponents you exploit the freely available fossil resources and minerals. Additional money is provided by selling shares of your colony. Take over opposing companies by buying up their shares.

Trade Resources and Technologies


Merchants and technology traders organize the interplanetary trade and will happily buy all minerals and resources you extract from your territory while selling expensive technologies. The same goes for cooperating colonies and alien tribes that live on some of the planets.








System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: 2 GHz or multiple cores with 1,5 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compliant graphics card with 1GB dedicated memory
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows Vista and XP might work, but are not officially supported

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