game language: English
game release date for PC:
Riverworld is a game that combines a challenging real-time strategy with a classic RPG. In many respects, the whole series refers to books from the title series by the American writer Philip Josť Farmer. Cryo Interactive is responsible for the preparation and release of this game, also known for such series as Atlantis or Arthur's Knights.
Riverworld takes place in the distant future. The place for the presented events is the eponymous planet RiverWorld, which in many respects resembles the Earth, but now consists of one river, connecting both poles. In many ways, the fun is reminiscent of such series as Empire Earth or Age of Empires. The game begins in the prehistoric era and ends in the distant future. It is only up to the player to decide whether his civilization will be able to advance to subsequent epochs (such as wood or tile). The game is largely based on making the right economic decisions, creating production chains and exploring the immediate surroundings.
Military-led activities play an equally important role. There are famous and charismatic characters on the RiverWorld planet, and it is this desire to dominate their civilisations that is one of the key elements of the game. The conquest of new territories takes place through the acquisition of control over specific objects. In the long term, these actions also contribute to the possibility of promotion to new epochs.
The whole thing is played in a three-dimensional environment, where you can move around to your heart's content. The control is quite complex and the user interface is very clear. The screen shows clear buttons for launching specific actions, as well as a map of the nearest area.
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age requirements: 12+
PC / Windows
Recommended: Pentium 300MHz, 64MB RAM, graphic card 4MB, Windows 95/98/Me