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Imagine Earth

Planetary Colonization

Imagine Earth is a real-time planet simulation and a build up strategy game. Your job as a space colony manager is to explore and populate distant planets. Build up thriving and profitable colonies on a global scale and trade resources and goods into space.

Mission Goals Briefing

Expansion & Research

Raise great cities and satisfy their appetite for resources by building power plants, farms and factories. Dig for ideon crystals, pacify riots, research technologies and constructs and maximize your growth while maintaining a healthy ecosystem.

Allies, Threats & Enemies

Get ready to deal with threats like asteroid strikes, twisters, wild fires, volcanoes and rising sea levels. Fend off space raiders and alien investors. Coexist and trade with natives, merchants and hostile colonies.

Capitalist Space Age

In 2048 huge corporations have divided Earth among themselves and exploited its natural resources to a large extent. Now the discovery of ideon crystals allows journeys into space, while technologically and ideologically almost everything remains the same. The laws of the market are being spread into the universe.

Mission Goals BriefingCompetition and Economic Warfare

On each discovered planet a competition for economic dominance breaks out. To expand your colony as fast as possible and overcome your opponents you exploit the freely available fossil resources and minerals. Additional money is provided by selling shares of your colony. Take over opposing companies by buying up their shares.

Trade Resources and Technologies

Merchants and technology traders organize the interplanetary trade and will happily buy all minerals and resources you extract from your territory while selling expensive technologies. The same goes for cooperating colonies and alien tribes that live on some of the planets.

Mission Goals BriefingGrowth vs. Ecocide

You will experience a massive conflict between the profit goals of the interstellar corporations and the need to preserve living conditions for your people. Exhaust emissions and ground pollution impact the global climate as your colony is growing. Increasing temperatures melt down polar caps and your colonies are destroyed by rising sea levels.

Features

  • Global and real-time world experience instead of playing on limited square maps.
  • Fully playable and story based campaign with 7 planets / missions.
  • Freeplay mode with a procedural planet generator for endless worlds and challenges.
  • Competition mode for matches against up to 4 AI corporations per planet.
  • Planet Editor for terraforming, building and customizing individual planets which can be saved and shared.
  • Development of over 30 colony buildings with individual upgrades.
  • Global simulation of local pollution and worldwide emissions.
  • Threats and disasters: Chemical spills, oil slicks, radioactive contamination, wild fires, tornadoes, volcanoes, dying forest and growing deserts, alien and robotic invaders, etc.
  • Melting polar caps will raise sea levels and flood your coasts in case of global warming.
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Now made with Unity Engine

News

Finally! There it is, the new version of Imagine Earth using the Unity graphics engine. It took us a while to port all visualizations and UI elements, but the result it totally worth it – especially because we can move much faster now based on a modern graphics engine with a lot of tools and features that make the live a lot easier for us.

Full savegame compatibility

Before we have a look into what is new, we want to point out that your existing savegames will still work. If you experience any problems related to that, please note that we lately moved the savegames to a new directory:

%userprofile%\AppData\Local\ImagineEarth

If you want to try out the old version again after tomorrow afternoon on for comparison, you can do so with the following instructions:

Right-click Imagine Earth in your Steam Library.
Under „Properties…“ click „Betas„
Enter the password „oldgameengine„

Ocean shader

A good example for these beautiful opportunities is the new ocean shader that comes with refraction effects for objects that are under water.

Physics based materials & new lightning

The unity engine made it a lot easier for us to add beautiful visual effects. We use physics based rendering for all buildings and world objects, which for example gives rare resource deposits metallic reflections in the sun.

Also each planet theme now has a much stronger colorization and individual look.

https://media.moddb.com/images/articles/1/277/276377/auto/d638cddee82d896b7187.jpg

Post-processing effects

The game now makes use of an improved bloom post-processing effect and a depth of field filter, as shown in the image below.
There is also an exposure filter that lights the scene up on the night side of the planet.

3D Sound

Finally we have a working solution for the 3D sounds in the world. This feels especially great with the new landing sounds of the trader space ships.

Planetary shield

This is the new style for the planetary shield generated by the great pyramids. The triangle elements randomly move and make it look very organic.

Explosions

I picture says more than a thousand words…

Thunderstorms

The thunderstorm has a completely new visualization and each lightning strike puts the scene into a bright light.

Pollution, snow and more particles

Snow areas now look more natural and sometimes have a decent snow particle effect.

We have also used particle effects and the new building shader to intensify the pollution visualization. Thus it’s now easier to see which fields have a high pollution and need cleaning.

Forests

Trees in forest now move independently from each other in the wind. Also we have added basic shadows that make the forests easier to see on the night side of the planet.

Other improvements

  • Improved video quality and playback.
  • „Building menu“ title on the building ring to make it better distinguishable from the tool ring
  • Consistent usage of fertility icon
  • Volcano and other big objects: The tool ring is now positioned over the clicked field instead of the center of the object
New Engine Release - Livestream And Giveaway

New Engine Release - Livestream And Giveaway

News

The time has come and the new version with the Unity Engine goes online as a standard version of Imagine Earth. For all those who have not tried it yet...

Savegames Moved & Steam Cloud Support

Savegames Moved & Steam Cloud Support

News

Hello space colonizers, a new update had to be done. Some bugs and exotic writing problems in the documents folder of Windows didn’t want to stop appearing...

Beta Test - New Unity Version

Beta Test - New Unity Version

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After 5 years of early access we decided to make an engine switch to Unity before finally releasing the game. We worked restlessly and after two month...

Share Trade

Share Trade

News

Welcome! The September update of Imagine Earth is ready. Our focus this time is on share trading but as usual you get lots of improvements and new features...

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Imagine Earth Demo Alpha 35 "Atmosphere"

Imagine Earth Demo Alpha 35 "Atmosphere"

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Imagine Earth is a futuristic world simulation. Your job as a colony manager is to explore and populate distant planets. Build up thriving and profitable...

Imagine Earth Demo Alpha 32

Imagine Earth Demo Alpha 32

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Imagine Earth is a futuristic world simulation. Your job as a colony manager is to explore and populate distant planets. Build up thriving and profitable...

Imagine Earth Demo Alpha 30

Imagine Earth Demo Alpha 30

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Imagine Earth is a futuristic world simulation. Your job as a colony manager is to explore and populate distant planets. Build up thriving and profitable...

Imagine Earth Demo Alpha 29

Imagine Earth Demo Alpha 29

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Imagine Earth is a futuristic world simulation. Your job as a colony manager is to explore and populate distant planets. Build up thriving and profitable...

Imagine Earth Demo Alpha 27

Imagine Earth Demo Alpha 27

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Imagine Earth is a futuristic world simulation. Your job as a colony manager is to explore and populate distant planets. Build up thriving and profitable...

Imagine Earth Demo Alpha 24

Imagine Earth Demo Alpha 24

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Imagine Earth is a futuristic world simulation. Your job as a colony manager is to explore and populate distant planets. Build up thriving and profitable...

Comments  (0 - 10 of 22)
ekuwand
ekuwand

The graphics are outstanding and the gameplay is awesome — congrats guys! :—)

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Guest
Guest

Awesome graphics and gameplay — congrats guys!

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tuardan
tuardan

Looks fun!

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TrymStudios
TrymStudios

Amazing!

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Hiramaky
Hiramaky

I wish I discovered this sooner, this sounds so exciting!

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sirjuanitoPRO
sirjuanitoPRO

imagine earth is on Steam?

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anakin2505
anakin2505

great game. is the 20 alpha v realeased

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Templarfreak
Templarfreak

This looks kinda cool, I'll track it!

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Jetcutter

Sold!

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

game looks awesome

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