Imagine Earth Landing on Xbox One
Imagine Earth gets a full PC release date - and it’s coming to Xbox One!
The ecological civilization simulator also wants a massive launch update
Indie game studio Serious Bros. have released a new trailer to announce that their strategic sci-fi management sim 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. The game will launch on Steam on May 25th.
In Imagine Earth, players must protect and nurture a fledgeling space colony while wrestling against the looming threat of climate change. Supply resources and energy, establish trade, research new technologies, form alliances and wage economic warfare in a real-time battle for sustainable survival.
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.
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.
‘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.’