Massive cross-platform strategy game SteamPower 1830 is out now on Android

The industrial revolution might not sound like a very exciting topic, but it changed the course of history. Without it there probably wouldn’t have been communism, or World War 2, or Google.

SteamPower 1830 gives you the chance to get in on the ground floor of the industrial revolution, making you one of the most important people ever to have lived. Not bad for a free download!

On the right track

SteamPower 1830

With an isometric playing area divided into hexes for that extra tactical dimension, SteamPower 1830 is a rich and complex strategy game that sees you building cities, constructing railways, transporting passengers, and much more.

The level of depth is staggering. Not only do you build the railway lines, but you build the trains themselves, and even mine raw materials to help construct your shining new future in the industrial age. Naturally, you can upgrade the trains you produce, along with stations, tracks, and cities.

With 30 country maps to conquer in the single player campaign, the goal is to create the conditions for a population to flourish to a certain size in a certain time.

Full SteamPower 1830 ahead

SteamPower 1830

The gameplay is completely open, with no artificial limits on where you can place your tracks, so you can experiment with any layout you like in your quest for total efficiency and global domination.

SteamPower 1830 is an online game, which means you need a connection to start a map. However, once you’re up and running you can go offline and build to your heart’s content. While you are online, however, you can chat with other players.

The game works across platforms as well, so you can chat on your phone with a friend playing on PC or iOS, and you can jump between the platforms yourself by saving your progress to the cloud.

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So what are you waiting for? Download SteamPower 1830 for free right now on Google Play. You can also check out the game’s official site here.

 

 

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Okinawa Rush could get a taste of The Baz if we’re lucky

Okinawa Rush could get a taste of The Baz if we're lucky screenshot

I’ve seen a lot of great rushes come and go over the years. Sonic Rush, Sugar RushSan Francisco Rush: 2049, Rush, and of course, August Rush are just few off the top of my head. With the rush market already over saturated to the point of bubbling over, it’s especially hard right now for anyone to try to rush in and make a name for themselves in “the rush zone“.

It will be interesting to see if Okinawa Rush has what it takes to overcome all that. Matt from Two Best Friends Play brought the game to my attention a week or so ago, and I’ve been meaning to write about it ever since. It gives me a real classic Sega feeling, hearkening back to the original Shinobi and Streets of Rage, but with a lot more enemies on screen at a time, a deeper combat system, and some light RPG elements. Maybe the reason it hasn’t been funded yet is the character designs are a little on the vanilla side? Also, people often assume that crowd funded games with relatively low funding goals don’t need as much help, so they don’t bother helping. Sadly, that’s left one too many otherwise worthwhile Kickstarter projects dead in the water. 

With just a couple days to go and a couple thousand dollars to raise, I think this one just might make it. Matt tells me there’s a chance the devs will include The Baz in the game if it does. That will make over four major game appearances for the Two Best Friends icon, including Divekick, Shovel Knight, Pocket Rumble, and Colossal Kaiju Combat. If you’d like to see see Okinawa Rush become the fifth, you can back it here