Title: Economic Conquest
What type of game is it?
What’s the 30 second elevator pitch?
Take over the island through savvy buying, selling, and riding the commodity markets.
What do we like most about it?
Simple in design, but unrelenting in pace. Economic Conquest is a game that manages to dilute the complexity of high-level industrial trading into a much more approachable form. That said, from what’s been shown so far it’s still a game of tough, fast-paced investing, and one that’s equpped with tough AI that’ll bend and twist normal conventions like a player might.
The developer recently released a 20 minute gameplay video which does a great job of highlighting what makes the game great, the speed at which the map can start changing hands as the various factions reach higher levels of profitability; the chance to save up to snatch land out from others, or spend that money on upgrades and influence.
When’s it due?
Economic Conquest is reportedly ready for launch upon passing through Greenlight. When it does launch it will do so for Windows PC. There are plans for a cross platform release, with iOS & Android versions to follow too.