You Can Have A Look At Pride Of Nations

Maps! Like the real thing, only with writing on.
In a moment of sleepy wire-crossing I saw “pride” as a collective noun, like with lions or something. But I suppose Pride Of Nations is actually referring to the collective ego of the European nations as the struggled for dominance through the historical period (1850-1920) featured in this complex grand strategy. Anyway, there are two new videos illustrating the game, one with devs Ageod talking about the game, and the other a gameplay trailer, such as it is. You can watch them below, if you want.


  1. Richie Shoemaker says:

    I rather like the AGEOD games. They suck you in, pretending to be simpler, focused versions of Europa Universalis or Hearts of Iron, perhaps even a kind of elaborate Axis & Allies, then they punch you in the tits with their sneaky complex ways.

    If Anthony Beevor endorsed games, I like to think he’d bless those made by AGEOD. I wonder if there’ll be a Spanish Civil War game one day?

  2. Derpington Hurrrrrrr says:

    I love Paradox games, but they are beginning to repeat themselves more than often. Perhaps it’s time to try something new, Paradox?

    • Jim Rossignol says:

      The paradox line up is definitely expanding a bit with things like Pirates Of the Black Cove and Magicka. Got an interview with Wester coming up this week, actually.

    • tomeoftom says:


    • Megadyptes says:

      The game is being made by AGEOD, not Paradox. Paradox are publishing it, well I think they bought out the company but it’s still handled as a separate developer group, the engine they based their past games on was a lot more focused on warfare and turn based to boot. I’m looking forward to this game as Victoria 2 just isn’t doing it for me.

  3. Derpington Hurrrrrrr says:

    Can’t wait for it.

    EDIT The interview, I mean.

  4. fatchap says:

    Is this a game about marching homosexuals or is it a different type of pride?

  5. Chris says:

    Pride of Nations my fat, hairy, pendulous arse!

    This game once had the splendid title of Vainglory of Nations. Which the PR fuckwits renamed Pride because Vainglory is a word that teenage American fuckwits (their demographic target for the game), won’t understand.

    What about the pride of AGEOD?

    • amandachen says:

      Apply Tippex to monitor and it’s all fixed

    • Oak says:

      There’s something adorably out-of-touch about thinking this could ever or would ever be marketed to teenagers.

    • Megadyptes says:

      I think it’s probably the Paradox PR that got them to change the name as it was always called Vainglory before Paradox got involved. Glory of Nations just sounds so bland.

    • Oak says:

      I say this with love: it was a bad title. They were right to change it, even into something bland.

  6. thebigJ_A says:

    Wait. The subtitle of “Pride of Nations” is… “Vainglory of Empires”?

    Repetitious title is repetitious.

  7. MrThingy says:

    “Why ambassador, with your jerky scrolling map you are spoiling us!”

  8. Oak says:

    I’m curious to see how far beyond a wargame it goes.

  9. JB says:


    That is all.

  10. Dozer says:

    Related note: the short book the Battle of Dorking, an account of the invasion of England by the German Empire in the 1870s following the Franco-Prussian War. It’s free because it was written 140 years ago:
    link to
    (related because of time period, invasions, etc)

  11. pipman3000 says:


    it was originally going to be called “vainglory of nations: pride of empires: arrogance of societies: egotism of countries: self-importance of commonwealths: haughtiness of dominions” but paradox said it was too long and made them shorten it and change the main-title to something better

  12. Johnny Atom says:

    I handle the UK PR for Paradox Interactive and I for one voted for changing the name from ‘Vainglory of Nations’. I like to consider myself a well educated, erudite sort of individual, and even I had never heard of the word ‘Vainglory’! Plus, it really is a shit name for a game. I personally feel ‘Pride of Nations’ is better.

  13. RegisteredUser says:

    Almost playable on a PC near you in just over 9000 patches.