A grand strategy game about leading a secret society that has ruled humankind from the shadows for centuries. Rewrite history as you pull the strings of fate and spread your influence across the globe, shaping the world's nations and future to your will from the 18th century to the present day.
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Mostly Positive (68) - 70% of the 68 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jun 22, 2020
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Secret Government is an ambitious project for us that involves complex game mechanics and advanced features, as every true grant strategy game. Releasing through the Early Access, will allow us to expand, improve, and polish the gameplay while at the same time work with the community to receive feedback that will help us refine the user experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The final version of the game will be available in November 2020. After that, we plan to continue supporting and polishing the game via regular updates and additional content.”

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

“As the game comes to completion, it will include:
  • Advanced AI for countries, parties, and estates; A world that is living its own life, independently evolving and actively responding to the intervention of the Brotherhood
  • Development of game mechanics, such as:
    - Brotherhood's new abilities development tree
    - World ideas and technologies development tree
  • New storyline missions:
    - The French Revolution, 1789-1799
    - The American Revolutionary War, 1775 - 1783
    - Napoleonic Wars, 1799 - 1815
  • Enhanced Free Play Mode:
    - Adjusting the difficulty levels and setting the Brotherhood goals
    - Connecting all the world-transforming mechanics into a single system in free play
  • Improving the design of the map, its interactivity and visualization of game processes on it.
  • Increasing the number of game processes and events that the Brotherhood can trigger.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access includes the historical mode, consisting of a tutorial and one full story mission, affecting the events of the English Revolution. A simplified version of the free play mode is also available, where the player can set the objectives of their own.

The Early Access version includes all the main game mechanics and tools to influence them, such as wars, trade and production, relations between countries, revolutions, elections, class values, migration, and counteracting another Brotherhood. This will give you an idea of what we are trying to create before the full release.”

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

“We plan to increase the price approximately a month before the end of the Early Access. Before this happens, we are going to notify everyone through our Steam forum and our online communities so we will give the chance to the players who want to get the game while it’s still in its original Early Access price.”

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

“During and after the Early Access, community participation in the development of the project is extremely important to us and we encourage everyone to share his/her opinion and feedback! One of the main reasons why we decided to launch the game in Early Access is the good chance to collect feedback from the community of players and use them to develop and polish the game.

We plan to actively respond to your messages on Steam discussion forums. This will be the main channel of communication with the community, an opportunity to tell you about upcoming changes, and thea place to discuss ideas, thoughts, and suggestions from the users.

We are also on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Vkontakte and Discord. We use them to communicate with players and also collect valuable feedback.”
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About This Game

Secret Government is a grand strategy game about a secret society. Remaining unseen, they have been ruling mankind for hundreds of years. Your role will be not to just lead any particular country or region, but the Brotherhood: a centuries-old organization that works in the shadows and manipulates the entire world. Pull the strings of fate as you influence the present and future on a global scale, reconstructing the whole world to your liking.

Strategically manage your agents running errands in different countries and infiltrating government institutions to strip countries of their resources and seize control over decision-makers. Your choices will change the internal and foreign policies of countries.

A desire for power and wealth is not the only thing that drives the Brotherhood. It strives for a complete rebuilding of the world.

Beginning in the 17th century, you start making your own history, where in each mission of the game you will interfere in the main conflict of a certain period.

In the Early Access version, you will take part in the Glorious Revolution in England. There you will face a hostile secret organization. Its methods are similar to yours, but the goals are completely different, and you have to figure them out.

You need to act slowly and carefully not to raise the awareness of your clout in the country. You will otherwise be exposed and lose the level of influence already gained in this very country.

There will be plenty of diplomatic, economic and military actions at your disposal. Pay close attention to the domestic politics of each country. If the ruling party’s ideology is very different from the views of various classes and estates, if tax levels are too high and public order too low, then expect a revolution. Or maybe this is what you seek?

You cannot impose your will on the rulers - your manipulations in the game are indirect. You do not have the power to order a monarch to declare war on a neighboring country, but you can plant your agents in the right places, provoke deterioration in relations by indirect actions, arrange a border incident and bring the countries to a military conflict.

We hope that you will spend many enjoyable hours exploring how the world works with Secret Government! Join the Brotherhood!

List of Key Features


  • Rewrite History - From the 17th century to the present day, the War of Independence to the French and Napoleonic Wars, each mission will drop players into major global conflicts, tasking them with manipulating the outcome to serve the Brotherhood’s ambitions.
  • Play Your Pawns - The world’s most powerful figures - from national rulers to military superpowers - are but mere pawns to you. Learn to manipulate their complex AI machinations as you leverage their unique abilities to shape the world to your needs.
  • Indirect Influence - Why should you have to do the heavy lifting of executing your diplomatic, economic, and militaristic ambitions? Plant your own agents and indirectly coerce others to do your bidding with over 50 types of actions intended to upend the world’s balance in your favor while keeping your hands clean.
  • Manipulate a Living World - From ideologies to social classes, taxes to civil unrest, the world of Secret Government is comprised of countless interconnected sociopolitical systems that effectively simulate a believable and reactionary world. While world leaders strive to maintain the status quo, how will you destabilize the system and trigger worldwide change?
  • You’re Not Alone in the Shadows - Facing down a hostile secret organization that isn’t afraid to manipulate their way into the history books, make every action and choice count in order to outthink the competition and maintain your hard-earned secrecy and level of infiltration in the shadows.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3500
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900, 1gb video memory required
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X - compatible soundcard
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.13.0
    • Processor: Intel® iCore™ i5-6500
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD® Radeon™ R9 M380 with 2GB Vram
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Soundblaster compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900, 512mb video memory required
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Soundblaster compatible

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