Fate of the World

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Description

Fate of the World is the sequel to Climate Challenge. It is a simulation of the social and environmental impact of global climate change over the next 200 years. The player is placed at the helm of GEO (Global Environment Organization), an independent organization founded in 2020 to intervene when the decisions of individual nations start to pose global threats, especially to the environment. Through six main areas of focus - long-term development projects, environment, technology, energy, welfare, and politics, the GEO manifests itself worldwide with the permission of individual nations and continents to determine Earth's future.

Just like the first game, the player's decisions consist mainly of choosing and drawing cards from different decks. With starting funds, agents can be recruited worldwide to establish a presence in a nation or continent. Each agent can hold a card chosen by the player. Focusing on energy for instance, the player can choose to commit to nuclear or protect land, soil, and forests. After the agents are recruited and the cards are chosen, the turn is ended and the game fast-forwards five years to show the effects. These are visible through newsflashes about the amount of available oil, the rise of sea levels, extinct animals, political unrest, global warming, and many more statistics. Cards need to be paid for. Some only last a single turn and open up new cards, while others have an infinite influence. After each round new funds are gathered based on the chosen strategy.

Scenarios
The game contains four main scenarios: The Rise of Africa, Fuel Crisis, Three Degrees, and Dr. Apocalypse. Scenarios, with the exception of the first, may be unlocked by completing a previous scenario. They each contain specific win and lose conditions and only a limited amount of time is available. Winning is not necessarily done through peacekeeping and an optimal environmental strategy. Sacrifices can be made through military interventions, clandestine operations, and dangerous environmental policies when this furthers economical growth. Each card can lead to very different results and constant adaptation to current events is required to meet the win conditions. In later years, new technologies are researched and these are offered as new cards to choose a new strategy.

The game contains an accurate climate model based on the research of Oxford University professor Myles Allen.

Screenshots

Fate of the World Windows The basic game environment without any menus open. Earth in the back will change based on your decisions.
Fate of the World Windows On the left you can change the view to watch global temperatures.
Fate of the World Windows An example of the energy production strategy
Fate of the World Windows Keep track of annual emissions

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User Reviews

I am almost a certifiable chain-smoking environmentalist! Windows Indra is stressed (20016)

Critic Reviews

Pelit Windows Apr, 2011 85 out of 100 85
Brash Games Windows Apr 01, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Apr 26, 2011 8 out of 10 80
newbreview.com Windows Jul 29, 2011 4 out of 5 80
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Mar 15, 2011 78 out of 100 78
Multiplayer.it Windows Mar 10, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
Lazygamer Windows May 31, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
gamrReview Windows Apr 20, 2011 7.1 out of 10 71
Destructoid Windows Apr 28, 2011 6.5 out of 10 65
Gaming Nexus Windows Jun 15, 2011 C+ 58

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Hard to save the world 4 yanfeng yanfeng
May 09, 2011

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