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CaesarIA

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CaesarIA is inspired by an old-school economic strategy game, Caesar III which is a masterpiece among the games of this genre in our opinion. There are different economic strategy games and they can be broken down to subtypes but from our viewpoint Caesar encompasses planning, constructing, diplomacy and military campaigns.

Economy and Trade

Miniature model of an economy leaves the ruler no room for mistakes, under his leadership there are extractive industry (mines, sawmills, outcrop mines and farms) and production (factories, armories, wineries and brandy kitchens). And if some resource is scarce or not available, then trade with the neighbors can be a solution for the difficult situation. Mini-economy is complicated and takes into account a variety of facts: taxes, import/export, population of the town, healthcare, unemployment. In order to stay in the black it is necessary to develop houses with high income level but that can lead to a rise in unemployment which consequently results in big problems such as an embezzlement of municipal purse.

Construction

Construction is defined by the needs of the town, healthcare, procurement, buildings security provision. The main idea of construction is bringing workers to the area, there actors entertain the public, engineer provides service for shabby houses, vigils fight criminals. Moreover, city folk prefer to occupy quiet picturesque location such as gardens farther from dirty barns and noisy barracks.

Diplomacy

The emperor will not leave the town alone, Caesar himself will demand goods for his personal use, sometimes in huge amounts and with bad timing. If the player has enough nerve he/she can just turn a blind eye to Caesar which unfortunately results in game over. Therefore, it is important to stay friends with Caesar and send him presents such as modest donations or exotic animals. Towns in the neighborhood will also take part in common trade network of the Empire and compete in the deals with the town.

Religion

Romans were superstitions people and created the whole hierarchy of gods. 5 gods are in the game:
- Earth goddess, Ceres, when worshiped in the right way doubles the yield capacity.
- Restive Neptune can help the merchants have a successful voyage.
- Sly Mercurius can fill all barns and storage houses up to the roof.
- Spirit of Mars protects the town from foes brave enough to attack the town.
- Venus can brighten up the mood of city folk for a long time.

Attitude of the City Folk

The attitude of the city folk to you will be very important, if the reputation of the ruler is bad it can start the emigration, then criminal rate increases - riots, fires and many other problems occur. Therefore, it is necessary to take care of the people and analyse current deficiency. Healthcare is provided by hospitals and bath houses. Entertainment is fence play and chariot-riding. Food comes from farms and the sea. Religion and security are at control of the regular army.

Military Set-up

The city has to be protected from invasions of barbarians, the creation of bastille lies ahead, soldiers and barracks can be situated there as well as recruit depot. However, this is a way to recruit only varmint velites and reckless equites. Roman army is its legionnaires and they are heavily armored with helmets and shields that means a demand for ore and iron which are not so easy to excavate. But even if you have 2 cohorts of legionnaires nobody is free of fear therefore there is a need in a military academy where soldiers can have additional training in survival and ethics.

Specific Features:
+ Upload of the map from the original Caesar III game;
+ Construction\demolition of buildings and edifices;
+ Migration of population;
+ Farming and product distribution;
+ Entertainment, healthcare, religion, education;
+ Empire trade network with computer towns;
+ Extraction of raw materials and manufacturing;
+ Prefects, engineers, apprentices, soldiers, etc.;
+ Advisers;
+ Dynamic town modeling;
+ Changing the level of the houses according to the environment;
+ Healthcare and water facilities;
+ Military buildings.

Future Plans
- Real-life financial system (salary, goods purchase, hiring);
- Specialization of city folk, setting up personal relations and families;
- Class system in the town (slaves, plebs, clients and patricians);
- Various climate conditions;
- Map editor;
- Computer towns and empires modeling;
- Network play.
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Developer
rdt.32
Publisher
rdt.32
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.caesaria.net

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 64bit
  • Processor: 1500 MHz or better
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Storage: 150 MB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 64bit
  • Processor: 1500
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Storage: 150 MB available space

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: XP
  • Processor: 1500 MHz or better
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Storage: 150 MB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: XP or later
  • Processor: 1500
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Storage: 150 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: 10.8.3 or later
  • Processor: 1500 MHz or better
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Storage: 150 MB available space
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CaesarIA reviews and comments

This game is only in early access, but yet already feels so polished and really does a great job channeling the old city-building type games. Love it
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
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Early Access Review I guess it´s a Plus that it´s a Free to play Version from a good Retro Game. But the Fact that it´s buggy as hell doesn´t make up for it, if you do a Project like that just make sure to get it right. But that´s the Problem in the Gaming Industrie today to much crap get´s put out and People who actually thing Awsome it´s Free get Dissapointed Big Time. A Little Side Note: Maybe my Mind about this Game Changes if you put out some Fixes or Maybe this Game will just be another one that was Well tryed but Failed in the End
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Early Access Review Alsoooo Let's start harmlessly. The Game is very busy, I'm aware that it's an Early access game, but I wouldn't even bring that kind to the Market if it had a Day of development behind it. The Publishers write: "2014 was a great year for CaesarIA and since the new year has gloriously started there couldn't be a better time for an Early Access of game to hit Steam," as there is the talk of 2014, I think that the Development of the Game has clearly declined As we are already writing 2015 and I can't find a positive Aspect. I think it's Opinion About how you could like the Game or whether you can even like it, but I'm sure that in General this Game won't appeal to one. Sincerely-The disappointing Kráyon
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Early Access Review A rework of the old Urban Simulation Caesar III from 1998. At the moment I don't think this Game is really playable. There are still too many bugs on which prevent you from enjoying the Game itself. Plus, there are few Differences from the Original Game. However, the Differences that exist are not bad and have Potential. You shouldn't expect anything from the Graphic. It is largely the old Textures of the Original Game that have already come a little longer. However, you can play CaesarIA in high Resolution and in 16:9 which does not work with the Original. There are still a lot of Sound files missing From the game itself. For Example, all Citizens expressed their Thoughts in the Original Game, always drawing attention to the problems of the City. CaesarIA is free and thanks to the old Game Charm definitely value to be tested and promoted. By buying the Extension for really little Money, this Game is never lost on the Steam Account and gets new Features at the Same time. The really good thing I think is that this also supports the further Development of the Game. Therefore, I bought the DLC directly without hesitation. Currently I do not make a Recommendation to this Game because it is inferior to the Original in almost all Things. If current bugs were removed and at least all The features that were also present in the old Original were added, CaesarIA WOULD be a really good F2P Game for which I would even pay Money. By the way, the Game is also available in other Languages such as German.
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