In The Settlers: Rise of an Empire, players build lively, bustling towns in a medieval world. Everything in this richly detailed, realistic world is visible and lovingly animated.
Each Settler figure has his or her own daily routine, with a range of different actions and behaviors that can be observed at all times. The ultimate objective of the game is to expand your empire and become a legendary ruler.
Spur your settlers on to ever greater efforts, develop a flourishing economy, satisfy the needs of your citizens, and protect your people from danger!
The world of The Settlers is lush, dynamic, and full of variety: large islands, deserts, dense forests, fertile countryside, mountains, and fjords. A world with a rich history, and many a story. A world of several nations, each pursuing its own interests, each with its own goals and desires.
Build your town in this world in a way that it can grow and prosper. Gather resources and manage the food supply. Expand and improve your town by planning it with foresight and building roads and fortifications. Construct buildings to improve its productivity. Hire traveling entertainers and organize a fair to keep your settlers happy. Claim lands and villages, and establish trade relations to expand your kingdom and supply enough produce for your growing population of settlers.
Immerse yourself in your town and allow yourself to be captivated by the lively, realistic world you've created. You can follow the routes of all goods and resources. Watch woodcutters felling trees in the woods and transporting the wood in panniers or by cart to the storehouse. Should the wood from the sawmill be used for more valuable goods, or will you use it to construct buildings? Or follow the master builder as he transports building material by horse and cart on the roads you've built to the outskirts of the town, and then starts to build a wall.
Watch the baker kneading dough and baking fresh crusty bread in his oven, and then putting it into the window of his neat little shop. See how the baker staggers out of the tavern and makes the acquaintance of a maiden at the fair. Who know, perhaps she will even marry him and help him in his daily work.
Your settlers have needs and lives of their own. If they have too little to eat, they will fall ill or feel threatened, and your town will come to a standstill. If they are well fed and happy, they will worship you. The seasons and extreme weather conditions will test your skills as a master builder.
Have you enough food supplies to see your settlers through the harsh winter? Have you made sure that the woodcutters have not cut down all the trees in the forest, destroying the environment of the wild animals your hunters bring down for food? Other nations and settlements will try to loot your towns or even destroy them once they become rich and prosperous. Put your troops on your town walls to keep a lookout for enemies, or send them out to attack any foes trying to capture the last stone quarry from under your nose.
Have you built a town that will collapse after the first heavy storm, or will it outlast the centuries ?
In Campaign mode you can establish an empire with your knights and heroes that encompasses lands and continents. Choosing the right knights to master the diverse challenges of each mission is crucial. Will you go down in history as the greatest ruler of all times ?
In Freeplay mode you can settle maps at your own pace until the last territory is taken, all villages are connected to your town, and your subjects are all content.
You can build large towns with your friends, or compete against them via a LAN or the Internet.
And you can do all of this in the most detailed, graphically impressive world of any strategy game that has ever been brought to life on a PC.
Here are some key features of "The Settlers: Rise of an Empire":
· Create a busy, bustling medieval town:
Thanks to immediate visual feedback of production processes and the needs of the settlers, real-time strategy has never been more accessible than in The Settlers: Rise of an Empire.
· A realistic and lovingly detailed atmosphere:
Discover an incredibly detailed world, rich in animal and plant life, and full of fascinating details just waiting to be explored.
· Four climatic zones :
Four climatic zones and four seasons have a massive influence on resource management and gameplay.
· Natural interaction of the settlers:
All settlers lead individual lives and interact with one other in a completely natural way.
· Protect your citizens and your empire:
Raise armies, build machines and construct walls to protect your empire. Everything depends on the economy: Is your empire wealthy enough to maintain a powerful defensive force ?
· An exciting multiplayer gaming experience:
Play cooperatively with a friend or against other teams: Is your division of labor and supply of goods efficient enough to be able to defeat your opponent ?
The Settlers - Rise of an Empire combines the most successful elements of its predecessors to make it the best Settlers game of all times !