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Nebuchadnezzar PC

Economic strategy reminiscent of cult titles like Pharaoh or Zeus: Master of Olympus. In Nebuchadnezzar, we take control of the civilization that inhabits the ancient Mesopotamia, and our task is to take care of all aspects of its functioning.

Strategy | Economic | Ancient history | indie games | historical | city builder

PC / Windows
Nebuchadnezzar cover

developer: Nepos Games

publisher: Nepos Games

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Game mode: single player

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

December2020

Nebuchadnezzar is an economic strategy game, which, as the title would suggest, takes us on a journey to ancient Mesopotamia. The game was developed by an independent Czech studio Nepos Games, whose members had previously worked on such games as Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator and Broken Sword 5: The Serpents Curse.

Plot

The action of Nebuchadnezzar takes place in ancient times; the plot of the game covers the period from the time when the first people began to settle between Euphrates and Tigris rivers to the 6th century BC, when Babylon was conquered by Persia. In each of the sixteen missions of the story campaign, we explore different historical periods and places, which enables us to see how the Babylonian civilization developed, as well as its final collapse under the pressure from the army of the Persian king Cyrus The Great.

Mechanics

In Nebuchadnezzar, the action is shown in isometric view. During the game, we manage all aspects of the city's functioning. We therefore designate areas for agriculture and the production of goods, build residential districts, and ensure that each building is connected by a road, on which our subjects constantly travel. In addition, we must keep an eye on the needs of residents and meet their demands from time to time (all to prevent the depopulation of our metropolis), while keeping an eye on the economic aspects. The game has a special simplified view that enables us to quickly see the situation and react if necessary.

If we do all right, our subjects are satisfied, and the King's vault is gradually being filled. This gives us the means to erect monumental buildings, such as temple towers called ziggurats; thanks to the built-in editor we can design their appearance ourselves.

Technical aspects

Nebuchadnezzar features two-dimensional graphics, which in terms of style evokes associations with the iconic Pharaoh. The game is accompanied by a soundtrack inspired by music from the epoch. In addition, the devs of this production have provided support for mods; players can create their own buildings, missions or campaigns.


Expectations: 6.5 / 10 calculated out of 16 players' votes.  

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