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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 Amiga This is the overview of Berlin, as you can see on the wappen
Aufschwung Ost Amiga You can also build (and destroy) an autobahn
Aufschwung Ost Amiga Population report
Aufschwung Ost DOS Main Menu

Promo Images

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Aufschwung Ost Magazine Advertisement
Aufschwung Ost Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1993 10 out of 12 83
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jan, 1994 81 out of 100 81
Power Play DOS Dec, 1993 80 out of 100 80
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Games Amiga Jan, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Play Time DOS Jun, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Play Time DOS Dec, 1993 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jul, 1995 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jun, 1995 73 out of 100 73


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Aufschwung Ost was Sunflowers' first game.
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