There’s an ocean of oil beneath your feet. If it were up to you it would be all yours. If only things were that easy. You’ll have to fight, out maneuver, and even work with your opponents if you want to come out on top. But what about the little guy, the independent oil maverick. Their efforts are admirable, but this a global game now. There’s no more room for the Wildcatters.
The grand council has convened and the outcome is clear. In order for our race to survive, we must reach for the stars. We must band together, we must forge ahead and define our destiny. The galaxy is vast, but we must not grow content. There are others who intend to encroach on our territory, but we have a trick up our sleeve. We have the Gaia Project.
19th century Scotland. Change is in the air. Small farming villages are feeling the squeeze. What's a farmer to do but get with the times. People don't just want milk and grain anymore, they want processed goods. And what's all this fuss about whiskey? Lots of uncertainty lies ahead but one thing's certain, a tough road lies ahead for the Clans of Caledonia.
With over 13 million people, Tokyo is one of the most populous cities in the world. It's also known for it's world-class public transport system. Trains rule the day, but automobiles still have their place. And now you've been tasked with building the infrastructure to accommodate them. It's up to you to build the Tokyo Highway.
Let me tell you about a time when work was hard and it meant getting dirty. Let me tell you about a time when days were long and the weekends were short. It might not have been a better time, but it was a simpler one. Let me tell about The Ruhr: A Story of Coal Trade.
It's called The Great Game. The powerful British and Russian empires posture over control over the Afghan territories. Serving as a buffer between the European superpowers and the valuable resource that is India, the Afghan people are caught in the middle. As the leader of your tribe you can only hope to maintain Pax Pamir.
There is an island and you have some power. It will take strength, cunning, deception and a little bit of diplomacy to come out on top. So how exactly does a single earl come out on top? Well, I'll leave the details to you. But no matter the outcome there will only be one ruler in the end. This is the birth of a kingdom. This is Ortus Regni.
And so it begins, with a monument to Atete, the goddess of fertility. The people gather and they pray. They settle down and make their homes here. They learn to create and to craft. People talk and word spreads. More people come. Down river another monument to a different god is constructed. More people, more craftsmen. Trade between the peoples becomes a way of life and prosperity comes along with it. These are the humble beginnings of a civilization. This is the birth of The Great Zimbabwe.
Physics, mathematics, chemistry, and philosophy. Great minds throughout history have formed our understanding of how the world works and how we fit within it. There is an inherent curiosity in humankind that drives us forward. It leads to scientific breakthroughs and new ways of thinking. Genius comes in many forms and has been displayed in many people, but perhaps none is more well known than one. This is Einstein: His Amazing Life and Incomparable Science.
Where are you right now? What are you doing? I suggest you sit down, I have some amazing news. It's quite extraordinary actually. You know how you're always lamenting the lack of train games? Oh... you think there's too many train games? Well, how do you feel about trams? They're really quite different if you think about it. There's no steam or coal and instead of rails, you're laying down Tramways!
The Han dynasty has fallen and China is in disarray. Three major powers have arisen from the ashes of the past to vie for control of the land. Feudal lords are keen to seize the moment. Take control of the Wei, Wu or Shu and unite the nation under one banner. It will take a keen leader and savvy commander to come out on top in Three Kingdoms Redux.
History is set in stone, but that doesn't stop us from asking, "What if...?" The ebbs and flows of empires are at your fingertips as you take control of one of the world's most powerful empires. As either the Japanese, Romans, Egyptians or Barbarians you will forge your own destiny, you will create your own history. Gather resources and construct marvelous wonders to prove your worth as the best of the Imperial Settlers.
The human narrative is one of struggle and perseverance. Our resolve to overcome adversity has shaped us into our modern age of liesure and convenience. But it wasn't always so easy. Food and shelter weren't always a given. It was survival of the fittest in it's purest form. Do you have what it takes to survive the Stone Age?
Nobility, wealth and power come with perks. Namely, nobility wealth and power. But they also comes with responsibility. A responsibility to your lineage, to the people and, most of all, to the city that has given you everything. To the city of Troyes.
Empires rise and empires fall, but your family's legacy will live on. You will use military might, political savvy and commercial cunning to expand the reach of the Serenissima Republic. Fame and influence will be yours as they chant your name in the city of Venetia.
The waterscape is full of strife and turmoil. It will take a peerless figure to gather allies and fight off enemy threats. It will take someone with grandiose vision to gain the support of the Great Council. It will take powerful leadership to convince regional guild leaders to lend their trust. Do you have what it takes? Are you the chosen one? Can you prove your mettle become the ruler of the Abyss?
The road to prosperity is paved with hard work and determination. You'll not be rewarded for poor planning and laziness. The same is true now as it was in ancient Chinese times. As a fledgling farmer in Imperial China, you'll grow your farmland and take your harvested vegetables to the city in hopes of making it big. It's time to see if you have what it takes to compete with the other vendors At the Gates of Loyang.
As if the vastness of space wasn't enough to contend with, there's now an alien infestation to worry about. But that's nothing some teamwork and a cargo hold full of ammo can't take care of. So get your pulse rifles ready because you're about to have some Legendary Encounters
Portugal has been cut off from the East by way of the Mediterranean and as a noble merchant this is bad for business. In the Age of Discovery only the bold are rewarded so it's off to the oceans for riches and glory. Research, trade and construction are the name of the game as you Sail to India.
The Roaring Twenties was a vibrant time in American history for social issues, art, politics, and ... the circus? As a ringmaster, a thriving railway system allows you to take your show on the road and bring your talents to the masses. But show business is tough and it will take a lot of work and a little bit of luck to show the world that you have the best Circus Train.
The American immigrant story is one filled with exploitation, ingenuity, hardship and perseverance. But most of all it's about hard work. And consummate with this experience are enclaves of ethnic life. Japantown, Little Italy, Germantown. But none are more iconic than Chinatown.
No one said being a high priest was going to be easy. You've got a sun god to please, temples to construct, lands to expand and a culture to define. It's hard work and time is short. So why do you do it? Victory points. Precious, precious victory points. And remain vigilant because you're not the only high priest in the world of Helios.
Precious gems have been given in the name of love and have been the impetus of wars. Whatever their purpose, you are determined to become the most renowned gem dealer in all the world. But no one starts at the top. Build your empire from the bottom and prove your worth.
The Maharajah needs his spice and as a merchant you're more than happy to oblige. But you're not the only one looking please. You need to prove your mettle against your bitter rival. It's a cut throat life for a merchant and there will only be one victor. So get out there, cut some deals and prove that you're the best merchant in Jaipur.