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Fate of the World

8 months ago

Feature: The Eternal Golden Age

All rise and no fall: how Civilization reinforces a dangerous myth

Civilization VI: Rise and Fall wants to solve a problem. That problem is perpetual growth, and it plagues many 4X games. Whether your aim is world conquest or cultural hegemony, victory in Civilization and many of its cohorts depends on domination. However peacefully you try to play, you're often straight-jacketed into a utilitarian-psychotic view where all resources and people are just raw material to be…

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1 year ago

Fate of the World Online starts crowdfunding

Back in 2011, climate change strategy game Fate of the World taught us that oh god, this is so difficult, we're doomed. It was one of our favourite games on that year's RPS advent calendar, which is how much fun we are at Christmas. Well, after another six years of the world going to heck, sequel Fate of the World Online [official site] is angling…

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2 years ago

Feature: The fateful eight

Have You Played… Fate of the World?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Would you like to learn about the Human Development Index and global fuel policy? No, I suppose not. What about playing a videogame where all your decisions lead to the entire earth becoming a slowly decaying barrel of human sadness? I thought so.…

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3 years ago

We’re Doomed: Fate Of The World Sequel Announced

When a wide-eyed young lad named Quintin Smith played Fate of the World, he learned that we're all doomed but hopefully you and I will die before the world's fully trashed. That's my understanding of his lesson, anyway. It was a fascinating strategy game about big problems facing the world over the next century - dwindling resources, changing climate, growing population, famine, revolution, extinction, and…

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7 years ago

Indie Royale’s Difficult Second Bundle Is On

The second Indie Royale bundle has this second gone live. You'll remember the first one from Adam telling you all about it. It's the excitingly confusing system where the price goes up over time, but people paying more than that price cause it to go down. I think. Whatever it is, it works, and tens of thousands of people bought the first one, getting a…

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Fallen Earth: Fate Of The World Tipping Point

Edited to correct pricing details - thanks for pointing it out, folks! It’s been a while since I’ve played Fate of the World, the game that tasks you with saving the world from mankind and itself in a terrifyingly realistic fashion. Quinns wrote a fine summation of it here, summed up by the phrase "You find out you're an idiot", which is precisely what I…

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8 years ago

Apocalypso! Fate Of The World Out Today

Oh, snap! Excellent climate change indie strategy game Fate of the World unlocks on Steam tonight. If you number among the eager beavers who pre-ordered it to gain access to the beta, you'll finally be able to enjoy the full game (including the allegedly-quite-hard Dr. Doom scenarios) circa 1am, according to the developers. If, however, you are a cautious ostrich haven't yet taken the plunge,…

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Some Impressions: The Fate Of The World

Indie climate change strategy game Fate of the World has been on RPS’ radar for a while. As of this Monday, the beta’s been made available to all pre-order customers. Can RPS rescue our doomed world? There’s only one way to find out. I'll admit to it now. I approached saving planet Earth with the same attitude I have to most games - figuring I'd…

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Fate Of The World Pre-Order, Beta Access

Sometimes working for RPS means poking through the internet for news, like a dirty gremlin. And sometimes you wake up, see something, raise one eyebrow as high as it'll go, spit, do a pressup, and post that stuff, because it could not be more news. Wondrous-looking indie climate change sim Fate of the World has just become available for pre-order. If you missed Kieron's comprehensive…

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9 years ago

Set The World On Fire: Fate Of The World

It's a good day for the interview to go live, I think. I've been following Red Redemption's global-future strategy game for a while and now - with its release on the horizon and its name settled, I thought it was time to talk to its charismatic founder Gobion Rowlands, Creative Director/Lead Designer Ian Roberts and MD/Producer Klaude Thomas about Fate of The World. We take…

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