World Supremacy In Stores
Shrapnel Games and Malfador Machinations have just announced the release of their beer-and-pretzels strategy game of world conquest, World Supremacy. Available for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 as a download for only $29.95, the game offers a fully featured demo is also available to try before you buy. World Supremacy is a turn-based game of global conquest. Light in the rules department, heavy in the strategy area, World Supremacy is set in the contemporary era,where players command infantry, armor, helicopters, jets, submarines, nuke and neutron bombs, in an all out battle to control the world. No diplomacy, only destruction.
The setting of the game is "the beginning of the end. Crushed beneath government issue boots the white dove of peace spasms its last movements in a pool of crimson. Across the land jet engines spool up, shell sare chambered in turrets, and the target coordinates for nuclear missiles are programmed. War has come to the world and when all the radioactive dust settles there will only be room for one superpower."
Gameplay is easy. Territories and cities provide income. With this income new military units can be built. These units, consisting of a choice between thirteen land unit types, eight air units, and seven sea units (and all these have three levels of improvement) can then be ordered to go forth and conquer, either enemy territories or neutral territories. If there are enemy units in these territories a fast playing tactical battle is played for control. Repeat until you have conquered the world or you, yourself, have been conquered.
There is research and development present, although in keeping with the beer and pretzels style of the game the tech trees don’t drill down to the "You’ve created a new hex nut!" level. Special weapons such as nuclear missiles and neutron bombs add another layer of strategy. Nukes can destroy cities, thereby reducing a nation’s economic flow. Neutron bombs leave the land alone but decimate troops.
World Supremacy, being a Malfador Machinations game, of course fully supports the use of mods. Certain game elements are hard coded, but such things as creating new maps will be easy enough to do. Speaking of maps, each session creates a new random map, making each game of World Supremacy a new experience.
For those of you looking to nuke your buddies you’ll be happy to know that World Supremacy supports up to eight players. Multiplayer can be done via hotseat play or TCP/IP online play.
There is a demo available which showcases the important aspects of World Supremacy. The demo is single-player only, has a few missing units and map types (hey, no one will buy the cow if they get the milk for free), and there is a turn limit when playing. You can grab the demo and read more about the game by visiting its official product page.
Anxious to purchase? Head on over to Shrapnel’s store, the Gamers Front, and get World Supremacy for Windows now for $29.95.