As a space colony manager your aim is to explore and populate distant planets. Build up thriving and profitable colonies on a global scale without destroying your homeworld by triggering overgrowth and climate collapse.
is an open world simulation game with strategic puzzle elements that might turn into an environmental survival thriller. It all depends on your individual research decisions, your development plans and growth management abilities.
The Game features a lot of challenging gameplay. Deal with threads like meteorite strikes, twisters and wild fires. Coexist and trade with natives, alien investors and hostile colonies, dig for ideon crystals, pacify riots and master the perfect production chain of many constructs and technologies avaible.
Raise great cities and supply the needs of your growing population by building power plants, farms and factories. The challenge is to deal with the whole planetary ecosystem and its natural limitations in fossil resources and environmental resilience. Do research for renewable energy sources and develop sustainable production lines to avoid overgrowth and climate collapse of your new homeworlds.
The Final Challenge
You will soon encounter conflict between the profit goals of interstellar corporations and the need to preserve the living conditions for your people. Will it end up in tremendous desolation or can you lead your colony into wealth and prosperity?
- Many planets of different style and increasing magnitude
- Rotate, view and build on the whole planet
- A motivating bonus goal system drives you into expansion
- 30 individual constructs with more than 60 upgrades
- Disasters: chemical spills, oil slicks, radioactive contamination, wild fires, tornados, dying forest and growing deserts will increase with the emissions of your colony.
- Melting polar caps will raise the sea level and flood your coasts in process of global warming.
.. is apparently the most underestimated thread in the history of computer games. The idea behind Imagine Earth was to put this thrilling background into a motivating gameflow. This is turning it into a kind of experimental world simulation with a mildly ironic story setting. The game wants to offer the biggest possible freedom of choice to the player so he can develop his own development strategies.
“Your decisions will most likely lead into states where you have to rethink your whole way of playing!” – Jens Isensee, the Designer
“Exploring the balance between growth and sustainability is the key to success in this game, as it is the final challenge for every civilization.” – Martin Wahnschaffe, the Programmer
„Oh, and don’t let the cutesy graphics and streamlined interface fool you; Imagine Earth can be a most demanding beast.“ – Gnome, Indiegames.com