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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.

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.


Fate of the World Windows This didn't end well... a global thermonuclear war
Fate of the World Windows Follow the influence of your cards
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 Main menu

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I am almost a certifiable chain-smoking environmentalist! Windows Indra was here (20905)

Critic Reviews (UK) Windows Apr 26, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Brash Games Windows Apr 01, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Absolute Games ( Windows Mar 15, 2011 78 out of 100 78
CPU Gamer Windows May 01, 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
PC Gamer Windows Apr 21, 2011 61 out of 100 61
Gaming Nexus Windows Jun 15, 2011 C+ 58
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Mar 30, 2011 Unscored Unscored


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Hard to save the world 4 yanfeng yanfeng
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