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Imagine Earth

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Serious Brothers
Release Date: May 25, 2021

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'Imagine Earth' Comes To PC This Month, Xbox One Planned For Later This Year - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 6, 2021 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT

Imagine Earth is a futuristic world simulation in which it is your job as a colony manager is to explore and populate various undiscovered planets.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Indie game studio Serious Bros. announce that Imagine Earth is coming to Xbox One soon, as well as unveiling the full PC release date after seven (count ‘em, seven) years in Steam early access. May 25th.

The game entered Early Access in May 2014 and has been growing ever since, with updates coming approximately once a month. The final launch update will be one of the biggest to date, with additions including the ‘World Congress’ - a democratic allegiance containing every faction on the planet, brought together by the threat of a climate crisis and environmental collapse. 

In the next few days developer Serious Bros. will be making a beta version available of a new feature they are currently working on. If you would like to participate in this beta, please join their Discord server.

In parallel, Serious Bros. have already started planning and producing an addon in which you will be able to colonize procedural galaxies and the exchange of goods and commodities between planets will be strengthened. It will also be possible to upgrade your own space base and equip the settlement capsules with special properties.

"The Climate crisis is everybody’s problem,’ says developer Jens Isensee. ‘By making it a fundamental part of the game - by putting the fate of the environment in the player’s hands - we hope we can highlight these issues and discuss solutions."

Key Features:

  • Carbon footprint: Earth has been destroyed by an ecological collapse - will your new home go the same way? Keep your worldwide emissions to a minimum, or else suffer rising sea levels, freak weather events, and more.
  • Boldly Go: Imagine Earth is a real-time planet simulation and a build-up strategy game. Your job as a space colony manager is to explore distant planets, build up profitable colonies, and trade resources into space.
  • Many ways to play: A multi-planet story campaign, ‘competition’ mode with five enemy factions, ‘endless’ mode with endless procedurally generated challenges, and a Planet Editor with custom building and terraforming.
  • Hold the line: Use tower defence mechanics to protect your colony from invading aliens, marauding space pirates, and swarms of locusts.
  • Hostile takeover: Form alliances with other colonies and intergalactic traders, trade shares or wage crafty economic warfare to secure total financial dominance for your planet. 

Currently available through Steam Early Access, Imagine Earth is coming to PC (Steam) on May 25, 2021 for $24.99, followed by Xbox One later on.

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