This strategy will take you back to the year 1805, where you'll take control of one of the Indian princely states, in order to liberate India from the British invaders, annex the rest of the countries and unite the subcontinent under your command.
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Mixed (15) - 46% of the 15 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Aug 10, 2018
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We decided to choose Early Access, because your comments and feedback will be very useful to develop the game in the best possible way. We plan to evaluate and take into account which additional mechanics are the most wanted and popular, and we intend to listen to the community voice in order to make a strategy game that best meets the wishes of the gamers.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“About 6 months.”

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

“By the time the version 1.0 is released, we plan to add the following features:
  • Mechanics of diplomacy;
  • Unrest mechanics and the possibility of provoking rebellions on the enemy territory;
  • More countries, including realms that can declare independence from Europeans, such as Bengal or Ceylon;
  • More historical and alt-historical events;
  • Improved AI;
  • Improved combat mechanics, the ability to have more than one army, the introduction of combat arms and the addition of new historical types of troops;
  • A deeper economic model, increased role of resources and addition of the new buildings;
  • Increased importance of religious and national factors;
  • More significant differences between countries, which will make the game process more diverse when choosing a country to play as.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently, the game presents 34 playable countries with background historical information on each. The basic mechanics of combat, construction and conquests are implemented already. You recruit troops for your main army and local garrisons: each region of the subcontinent provides its own types of soldiers. In order to strengthen your economy, you develop the infrastructure of the provinces by constructing various buildings. The global objective is to liberate India from foreign invaders, and, on the side, unite it under your own firm hand.”

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

“The price will be slightly raised in the future, when new content and additional mechanics will be added into the game.”

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

“We are open to feedback, comments, thoughts and suggestions that will help make this game better and more interesting.”
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October 27

Update 1.1.0 - improved AI, savegame support and more

Namaste! We have just released the major patch that adds much more dynamic to the gameplay!

  • Added the possibility to save and load games (10 slots);
  • Reworked AI (so now it is proficient in war and economy as well);
  • Fixed bugs with sudden stop of the army and loss of control over army;
  • Improved the combat mechanics;
  • Improved the combat formulas for each unit type;
  • Fixed the screen resolution problems;
  • Optimised overall performance;
  • Made a number of other additional bugfixes and improvements.

Await the next major update that will add tutorial, missions, events and other new features!
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October 3

Update 1.1 announcement and the further plans.


Greetings!

It's time to lift the veil of secrecy: we are working on a major update v.1.1 (codename Akbar), which is scheduled to go live in the first half of November.

The main innovations will be well-developed AI and the possibility to have and manage multiple armies. Thus, the game will acquire a much greater tactical depth: you will not only have to plan offensives on different fronts, but also actively bother with defence against the British AI juggernaut or your petty opportunistic neighbours!

This is only the beginning, as in the subsequent updates following features will be implemented (in order of priority):

  • A large number of historical and alternative historical events occuring throughout the game;

  • The mechanics of discontent and rebellions (the more developed and culturally distinct is a province, the higher is the unrest growth in it);

  • A new abstract resource: the Influence that will be used to claim territory and support rebellions in the lands of your adversaries (a decent way to end with the stronger enemy);

  • Diplomacy and proper reflection of the protectorate system;

  • New types of historical troops - more special ones, such as Bikaner camel riders or Mysorean rocket artillery;

  • Formable countries, such as Balochistan, Rajputana, Dravida Nadu and others: if your principality completely conquers its cultural region, you can transform it into a more solid state and change its flag and name;

  • Various minor fixes, further improvements of AI and interface;

  • New achievements.


In the more distant future, we plan to add more Indian flavour and India-specific mechanics:
  • Real historical personalities as commanders and governors;

  • Deeper protectorate mechanics according to different statuses of the subject princely states of British India;

  • Various types of historical taxes and laws specific to India and neighbouring lands;

  • Technology tree;

  • Improved mechanics of trade and production, designed to simulate the economic development of India in the 19th century;

  • Map expansion to include parts of Central Asia and simulate the Great Game between the British and Russians.

In general, our strategic goal is high historicity and attention to the details. Stay aware, as from now on, we will regularly share with you the details of the development process. The first developer diary will be published next Thursday!
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About This Game


Imperialism: Fate of India strategy game takes you to India of the early 19th century. The times are hard: the once powerful Mughal Empire is now in past, and the Maratha Confederacy that arose on its ruins also begins to fall apart.
In the meantime, the East India Company aggressively expands its territory, imposing oppressive treaties upon some of the rulers and taking away the lands from others. The Coromandel Coast and Bengal have already been taken over, Delhi has been occupied... Who will stop the British Army and unite Hindustan in the face of the foreign enemies?
You have a chance to change the course of history as we know it. Choose one of the Indian states, repel the invaders and unite the subcontinent under your command!

Features:

  • Opportunity to play for any of the major states of India and neighbouring regions, including the Sikh Empire, both Rajput and Maratha states, Hyderabad, Nepal and Afghanistan;
  • 100 years of playing time - from 1805 to 1905;
  • Historically accurate types of Indian and Britain military units: Rajput cavalry, Sikh infantry, etc.;
  • A large number of real and alternative historical events.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7(x64)
    • Processor: 2GHz Dual-core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1Gb DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • Storage: 512 MB available space

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