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Imperialism (Macintosh)

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Description

A turn-based strategy game about the imperialistic expansionism of the 18th and 19th century. Unlike many 'conquer the world' games, the sole emphasis isn't on military conquest. Imperialism promotes victory through a combination of methods, including the relatively unique notion of exploiting underdeveloped nations and expanding your territories through military, political, and economic means.

You play a major world power. The New World beckons with promises of riches that can fund your wars against your long term rivals. Your goal is to expand your influence as far as you can in these new territories and use the resources there to become the dominant force in the world.

Gameplay takes place on a world map, where you maneuver your strategic units to build, explore, or develop your empire. Combat takes place on its own turn-based battlefield. A number of other screens allow you to manage your economic and diplomatic stances and set your production and trade levels.


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There are 19 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "Sphere of Influence" -- Working title
  • "Imperialismus: Die hohe Kunst der Weltherrschaft" -- German title
  • "Age of Industry" -- Working title

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The Press Says

Mac Game Gate 1997 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 1997 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 25, 2013 15 out of 20 75
Macworld Feb, 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Mac Gamer 1997 70 out of 100 70
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Sales

About 300,000 of the game were sold.

Title

Imperialism went through a number of name changes during development. Early working titles included Sphere of Influence and Age of Industry. Later the folks at Frog City were in negotiations to have the game published as Sid Meier's Industrialization.

(Source: Computer Games Magazine, April 2002 issue)

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Scaryfun (11617) added Imperialism (Macintosh) on Feb 24, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Ray Soderlund (3500)