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Aufschwung Ost (DOS)

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Germany, November 9th 1989: The Berlin Wall has fallen. Now it is up to the player to organize and manage the "Aufschwung Ost" (German for "Upturn East" in reference to Eastern Germany, the former GDR) in this political business sim. Gameplay takes place on two scales: A large scale (East Germany) for power plants, highways and other infrastructure and a smaller, SimCity-like city-scale for specific buildings. Besides the historic "East Germany - 1989" scenario there six more, each with different problems (high pollution, national debt,...). None of them has a "goal" though so the game goes on forever (unless you decide to resign or you're kicked out of office due to bad work).


Aufschwung Ost DOS Title screen
Aufschwung Ost DOS Main Menu
Aufschwung Ost DOS Intro - The fall of the Berlin Wall
Aufschwung Ost DOS Scenario Menu

Alternate Titles

  • "Aufschwung Ost Deluxe" -- CD-ROM version

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The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1994 81 out of 100 81
PC Joker Dec, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Dec, 1993 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Jul, 1995 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Germany) Jun, 1995 73 out of 100 73


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Aufschwung Ost was Sunflowers' first game.
Anym (193) added Aufschwung Ost (DOS) on May 17, 2002
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