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Shadow Empire

Shadow Empire is an immersive 4x game, putting players as leaders of small cities on random-generated planets, besieged by threats of all kind and forced to gather every imaginable natural resource in order to survive. Face the post-apocalypse, rebuild civilization and write your own destiny!
TitleDate
[PC] Update v1.04.00 Jun 26, 2020
[PC] Shadow Empire InstallerJun 04, 2020

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Game SPECS

VR Designs
Jun 04, 2020
English
Strategic
Sci-Fi
Space
Expert
Turn-Based
1-4
Present
PBEM
PDF E-Book

Shadow Empire is an original mix of genres. It is an immersive and rather complex turn-based game with a unique mix of military wargame, 4X, procedural generation and role playing elements. It is the year 8200. It has been several hundred years since the Dissolution War destroyed humankind. You and your people are rising out of the ashes and rediscovering technology and the concept of civilization. 


Shadow Empire puts you in the seat of the supreme ruler of a small nation destined for greatness and reconquering a devastated Planet. You have Leaders to help you govern your Zones, administer your Organisations and lead your armies. You’ll also have Stratagems available that you can play on various targets. Can you make your people climb the ladder of civilization and technology once again? Can you conquer and reunite the planet?

THE CONCEPT

It is in essence a game about military conquest, but you will also engage in diplomacy, budgets, organizational management, your economy, infrastructure, design and many more details. The game has a very procedural design that will ensure re-playability and experimentation. Not only are the Planets procedurally generated, also the equipment you are fighting with is. A separate system for discovery of Techs, Formation Types and Model Types and their research/development also ensures that you’ll have to work with different playing pieces each game.

The game universe is designed to evoke the feeling of being on another planet in some dark future, but at the same time to stay familiar. It is a game that does not deny it is a game, but it has a strong thematic focus on keeping things relatively realistic. For a strategy game there is a relatively strong roleplaying angle where you’ll need to keep your leaders happy in order for them to do their jobs well and not get any ideas of rebellion.

MICRO AND MACRO MANAGEMENT 

There is a lot of potential micro management to engage in and to offset this the game has Stratagems that allow sweeping actions by just clicking the ‘play stratagem’ button. This allows a mental break from the micro stuff, for helping the player get out of a fix and enforcing the thematics as well.

This game is one of the most ambitious games VR Designs ever made. It is a very rich experience and a truly unique game that is no cookie-cutter of something you have already seen before

Summary of the Features

  • Turn-based Strategy
  • Planetary Exploration and Conquest
  • Hardcore Military Simulation
  • Deep management of your Empire and Economy
  • Many Stratagems, Stories and Decisions combined with a roleplaying angle
  • A Sandbox and Procedural experience that invites to play the game as you want
©2020 Slitherine Ltd. and Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Shadow Empire, Slitherine Ltd, Matrix Games Ltd. and their Logos are all trademarks of Slitherine Ltd. All other marks and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Developed by VR Designs. 
Color box and disk with PDF manual
This edition comes with a full color printed box, full color printed DVD (with your order number and serial number printed on it) and a PDF E-Book indexed manual.