Sharing Is Friendship: Tropico 5 Adds Editor

Good news for you out there in the Republic of RPS: Tropico 5 [official site] has been updated with a map and mission editor packing Steam Workshop support, which means you can now take directly to the comments section to give your best laboured Communism + Collective Land Improvement + Map Sharing gag. It’s only for the Windows Steam version, though.

When Alec played the game last year, he reviewed the whole thing with a bit of a grimace: “There are some bum notes both tonally and strategically, Tropico old hands will find the bones of the things over-familiar, and despite having tons of things to fiddle with ultimately it’s hard not call it a lightweight game,” he wrote. “I really think it has to be, though.”

So some player-made extras support can’t hurt, if only for explosive parodies that can unfold.

Alongside Workshop are two pieces of downloadable content, the first of which is a nicely free map pack with five new sandbox and multiplayer maps. The second is something called T-Day which gets you a new scenario task of shooting the a big blockbuster World War II movie amidst your weird political climate.

It’s worth pointing out that the whole Tropico series is on sale too. Which isn’t really in keeping with the anti-capitalist stuff but whatever.


  1. Gap Gen says:

    I’m gonna start out weakly with a “Hasta Steam-pre”

    • All is Well says:

      I’ll just look flustered and mutter something about kolkhozes, then apologetically leave the room.

      • Kollega says:

        I will half-heartedly continue with “something something DRM is theft”.

  2. turnererika63 says:

    as Howard implied I am blown away that any body able to make $9925 in four weeks on the internet . look at here now
    >>>>>>>>>> link to

  3. JackMultiple says:

    That’s disappointing, I must say. The first 4 games were available DRM-free on GOG. Guess they won’t be getting T5 then?

    • BlueTemplar says:

      What makes you think that?

      According to this article, it would seem that Tropico 5 is already available outside of Steam, I see GameStop, EBGames,,, Kalypso Launcher, Kalypso, XBox 360, PS4.
      (Not sure which ones are only masquerading as virtual stores selling Steam keys.)

      Obviously, and as already mentioned in the article, non-Steam versions are very unlikely to have access to Steam Workshop.

    • BlueTemplar says:

      P.S.: Noticed the article specifically mentioned _Windows_ Steam version, while Tropico 5 is also being sold for Mac & Linux…

      • Cantisque says:

        You can buy the game from many places, but it still requires you to activate and download it from Steam.

        GOG don’t provide Steam codes for purchases like the other companies do, so they can’t sell this.

  4. JackMultiple says:

    Also… does Tropico have its own website (developer page)? Your [official site] goes to the Steam page.

    • JamesTheNumberless says:

      You’re a bit late with this stuff, Steam is great now and everyone loves it. Praise Lord Gaben!

      • BlueTemplar says:

        “Praise Gaben, Father of the SteamPeople, for in his goodness he created the SteamLand, where we can be safe from the corruption of the Internet. For he will not let the bourgeois rabble access our mods, and they will have to become one of us ( One of Us! ) to bask in the Communist Glory of our SteamCommunity!”

      • FrumiousBandersnatch says:

        He only asked if they have their own website. To read “Steam is bad and i hate it but please give me your opinions on this matter” into that makes you look a like a fanboy.

        • Universal Quitter says:

          To be fair. all of this seriousness isn’t doing much for yourself, either.

          People get passionate about things, or tease people about things. It’s not a big deal. They didn’t call the other person a fuckstick or something.

        • JamesTheNumberless says:

          If you read both his comments together it’s pretty clear he’s not a fan of Steam :) Also, well spotted, I am of course deadly serious about the subject.

        • FrumiousBandersnatch says:

          Reading this after a week i feel ashamed for writing such a cranky comment :(