As a space colony manager your aim is to explore and populate distant planets. Build up thriving and profitable colonies on a global scale without destroying your homeworld by triggering overgrowth and climate collapse. Imagine Earth is an open world simulation game with strategic puzzle elements that might turn into an environmental survival thriller. It all depends on your individual research decisions, your development plans and growth management abilities. The Game features a lot of challenging gameplay. Deal with threads like meteorite strikes, twisters and wild fires. Coexist and trade with natives, alien investors and hostile colonies, dig for ideon crystals, pacify riots and master the perfect production chain of many constructs and technologies avaible.

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Although watching Game of Thrones took some of our precious time we are still very satisfied with the results ;-). The next things on our list are: Improve the trading system and UI, add new resources to the game that are not part of your population's needs, add more visual life to the planet and more.

2016 06 02 Snow

Snow

The last releases have added things like ground fertility and temperature to the game. A local temperature of under -5°C is now visualized by a decent snow cover on the planet, trees and buildings. This is especially important for farms, because their productivity is much lower in cold regions.

Laser, Pulse Cannon and Shield for Frontier Tower

There are three things we have done here. First, we have made the laser upgrades available for frontier buildings (tower and buoy). That allows you to defend against meteorites and Xrathul without having to build a research district somewhere outside your cities. Second, the frontier buildings now also have the shield generator upgrade. It allows you to protect the surrounding fields from tornadoes and volcanic eruptions. Third, the "Anti-Xrathul Laser" is now called "Pulse Cannon" and received some new visuals as you can see in the following screenshot.

2016 06 02 PulseCannon

Logistics Center

The logistics center is a complete new building. It optimizes the production and transport of goods and food. The performance of every neighboring construct producing these resource types is increased. The center can be equipped with auto repair and remediation upgrades (at the same time). Both upgrades are no longer available for frontier tower and buoy station. There is a new "Infrastructure" category in the build ring which is also visible in the technology menu.

2016 06 02 LogisticsCenter

Colony Shares

Selling colony shares allows you to increase your capital. In addition you are able to take over cities of other players, by owning 50% of their shares (free play and competition). This is obviously a very important feature that was not well represented in the user interface. We have added a new slot to the resource bar that gives you quick access to the shares options and shows how much shares you currently own.

2016 06 02 ColonyShares

PS: Note that you have to pay a dividend to the owners of sold shares. If you buy shares from other companies, you get paid a dividend.

Research

We have decided to increase the total number of research points you can earn in the missions. This means tools and upgrades are no longer unlocked in groups of two. This change also gives us more freedom in terms of adding new stuff to the research. The migration logic should automatically make sure you keep the things you have researched.

2016 06 02 Research

Bottom UI

The user interface at the middle bottom of the screen has received some polishing. All options (previous messages, navigation mode, victory points, statistics and menu) are visible at any time.

2016 06 02 BottomUi

Time UI

Time is now visualized in a way that makes it easier to recognize the numbers. For example "34:06" is 34 space minutes and 06 seconds which is comparable to 5 and a half years on earth (one space second is round about a day).

2016 06 02 TimeUi

The speed of time is still controllable in 5 steps ranging from one-quarter speed to four times the speed.

List of Cities and Bookmarks

Last but not least a new "power feature". You can use the numbers keys to bookmark specific fields and jump to them by clicking the number or the new user interface elements at the top right of the screen. To create a bookmark simply hover a field with the cursor and press the number key for a few seconds. New built cities are automatically added to your list of bookmarks, but you can also use this feature for quick jumps to an enemy colony, a temple or another interesting region on the planet.

2016 06 02 Bookmarks

MonoGame

With this release we switch our underlying technology from XNA (DirectX 9) to MonoGame (DirectX 11). This makes it a lot easier for us to find bugs and enhance the performance of Imagine Earth. We have tested the MonoGame version a lot, but it's still possible that some of you are having problems. Please send an email to support@imagineearth.info.

2016 06 02 MonoGame


Miscellaneous

  • reduced start money for most missions
  • camera can zoom closer to the terrain
  • price for harvesting forest and rocks is no longer payed upfront, but during the process
  • smaller world icons with less object overlap
  • tree are slowly moving in the win
  • Xrathul ships no longer intersect with the terrain
  • player's laser cannons no longer attack meteorite that targets electronic employee
  • AI saves money and buys meteorite to attack electronic employee
  • climate levy balancing
  • fixed vanishing oil pests on Lorian
  • optimized visuals in tool ring
  • global warming replaced with player's emission balance in the stats
  • loads of detail improvements
Alpha 22 "Emission Levy"

Alpha 22 "Emission Levy"

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Another month is over and Alpha 22 is ready for you. In short: Emission levy to balance global pollution, new take over rules, new preview images in tech...

Alpha 21 "Taking Over!"

Alpha 21 "Taking Over!"

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Here is our Easter release: Alpha 21 "Taking over!" - 10 new features - all in one basket. Please leave a comment to let us know how you like it!

Alpha 20 "Victory is Yours"

Alpha 20 "Victory is Yours"

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Here is Alpha 20 with some great new features: * New free play & competition menu with much more individual options for the game * Victory point system...

Alpha 19 – Rules of the Game

Alpha 19 – Rules of the Game

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Our latest release is focusing on making the free play and competition mode more interesting by pumping many additional options into their setup.

Imagine Earth Demo Alpha 18

Imagine Earth Demo Alpha 18

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Imagine Earth is a futuristic world simulation. Your job as a colony manager is to explore and populate distant planets. Build up thriving and profitable...

Imagine Earth Demo Alpha 15

Imagine Earth Demo Alpha 15

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Imagine Earth is a futuristic world simulation. Your job as a colony manager is to explore and populate distant planets. Build up thriving and profitable...

Imagine Earth Demo Alpha 10.1

Imagine Earth Demo Alpha 10.1

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Imagine Earth is a futuristic world sim game. Your job as a colony manager is to explore and populate various undiscovered planets. Raise great cities...

Imagine Earth Demo 0.7.10

Imagine Earth Demo 0.7.10

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Imagine Earth is a futuristic world sim game. Your job as a colony manager is to explore and populate various undiscovered planets. Raise great cities...

Imagine Earth Demo 0.7.6b

Imagine Earth Demo 0.7.6b

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Imagine Earth is a futuristic world simulaton. Your job as a colony manager is to explore and populate various undiscovered planets. Raise great cities...

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sirjuanitoPRO
sirjuanitoPRO

imagine earth is on Steam?

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anakin2505
anakin2505

great game. is the 20 alpha v realeased

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Templarfreak
Templarfreak

This looks kinda cool, I'll track it!

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Jetcutter
Jetcutter

Sold!

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

game looks awesome

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Ionus.Wyrvem
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Fun m8.

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ByteConveyor
ByteConveyor

The art in this game looks awesome and has a lot of personality! Great work!

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Telekinetixx
Telekinetixx

Indie games are definitely evolving, this looks amazing!

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DonBre
DonBre

love the graphics ! downloading it now thanks for the awesome work you have done guys! just keep it up! :D

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jackawaka
jackawaka

I remember playing the demo of this a while ago, I loved it :)

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Imagine Earth is now 100% #builtwithmonogame. Thanks a lot for this great framework @MonoGameTeam! T.co

Jun 2 2016

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Jun 2 2016

Released a small update to #ImagineEarth that removes the need for Windows Media Player on your system.

May 6 2016

Imagine Earth is having a test run with the #monogame framework. Please take part: Imagineearth.info

May 1 2016

RT @Rangutang: I streamed Imagine Earth, by @SeriousMartin, yesterday with @briangiaime ... it's definitely worth checking out! Youtu.be

Apr 30 2016

Yeah, Imagine Earth now has 100 Steam reviews (86 positive)!

Apr 30 2016

Just released alpha 22 "Emission Levy" Imagineearth.info T.co

Apr 30 2016

RT @maruksp: Windows PC must remain and open and fair platform: Gu.com for us. I totally support the view of @TimSweeneyEpic

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