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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Emission Levy

The emission levy (as shown in the image above) is a new rule introduced to add some fairness to the aspect of global pollution. Once the climate balance of the planet falls into negative, the companies with high emissions have to pay charges to the companies whose emissions are below the average. A good incentive to reduce emissions.

New Take Over Rules

The last alpha version 21 introduced to possibility to take over opponent cities by buying 50% or more of their taxes. We have collected your feedback and added our own ideas to further refine this.

2016 04 30 TakeOverTower

The value of a colony itself is now much higher to make sure freshly build colonies are worth more than 5-10% shares. Additionally we changed the rules for watchtowers (!):

  • A watchtower that has no connection to a colony center will be lost. This can happen when (A) an opponent takes over a colony or (B) a connecting watchtower is destroyed.
  • Watchtowers that have no owner and are adjacent to your colony can now be taken over by paying some money.

This makes the whole process of taking over opponent colonies a bit more interesting and challenging.

New Preview in Tech Menu

All buildings and their upgrades have received new preview images that are show when hovering them in the tech menu.

2016 04 30 TechPreview

Harvesting Forests & Mining Rocks

With the new version you no longer earn money when harvesting forests. Instead you receive goods every tick until you cancel the harvest process or the forest is uprooted.

2016 04 30 HarvestGoods

This is also the case for rocks. Mining them now also gives you goods that can be used by your population. Important: Harvesting forests with the chainsaw tool and blasting rocks will give you only a part of the goods and you will need a storage to keep them, because everything is earned at once.

2016 04 30 TimberAndBricks

Influences of Temperature

The temperature of a planet field is shown at the bottom left of the screen in the field info panel. Farms and some forest types are affected by cold temperatures. The following screenshots shows an industrial farm that was build on a field with a temperature of -8°C. This extremely reduces the amount of food produced, as shown in the message panel.

2016 04 30 Temperature

Changes to Savegame Directory Structure

We have simplified the directory structure of savegames (left old, right new). When you start the new released version of Imagine Earth everything should be changed automatically. However, it's always possible that something goes wrong. If savegames are missing please check the directory structure and write a support request to support@imagineearth.info.

2016 04 30 DirStructure


MonoGame Portation

Imagine Earth has been developed using Microsoft XNA - an easy game framework that is no longer in active development. Luckily members of the XNA community started to develop MonoGame which now can be used as an open source replacement. This makes it a lot easier for us to find bugs and enhance the performance of Imagine Earth (e.g. by using DirectX 11). In addition it enables us to port Imagine Earth to other platforms, though this is not something we plan to do at the moment. Long story short: During the last weeks a lot of time went into porting Imagine Earth to MonoGame - especially sounds and music. Since a new technology might also introduce new bugs we will start a public test in the next days. Stay tuned if you are interested in helping us to make sure everything runs smooth.

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.

Alpha 18.1 - Statistics

Alpha 18.1 - Statistics

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Here comes a small update to the last alpha release with the following changes: * Enhanced resource statistics with more details on produced resources...

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
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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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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

Apr 23 2016

Just played "I expect you to die" with the Oculus DK2. GREAT WORK! @schellgames

Mar 25 2016

Here is our Easter release: Alpha 21 „Taking over!“ – 10 new features – all in one basket. Imagineearth.info T.co

Mar 24 2016

Here is Imagine Earth Alpha 19 - Rules of the Game Imagineearth.info T.co

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A new demo of Imagine Earth with a bigger tutorial planet and the latests changes Imagineearth.info T.co

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