About This Game
Discover the New World and fulfill your Manifest Destiny!
The New World lies before you with all its peril, promise, and infinite possibility: your colonists anxiously follow you to shore and the treasures of an entire continent await you. But beware of your enemies! Angry natives and rival powers can encroach upon your territory. You’ll have to overcome your foes with superior military strategy and wily diplomacy. Only then can you launch your revolution and declare your independence.
Players control either English, French, Dutch, or Spanish colonists in the New World. This New World can be the historically accurate Americas (North and South) or a randomly generated world with varying resources and challenges. Overseeing economic, military, and political growth, you strive to establish independence from the mother country while competing with other colonies for control of the New World.
- Play either the French, English, Dutch, or Spanish colonial powers, each with distinct characteristics and political situations.
- Customize your games and choose your own level of difficulty so you never play the same game twice.
- Designed by Sid Meier, who brought you Alpha Centauri and Civilization!
|Genre||Strategy – Turn-based – Managerial|
|Works on||Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10), Mac OS X (10.6.8) and Linux (Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04)|
|Languages||Audio and text: Deutsch, English, español, français|
|Released||May 14, 1994|
|Company||MPS Labs / Retroism|
Minimum system requirements – Windows:
Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 1GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements – Mac:
OS X 10.6.8 or later, Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+, Memory: 2GB of RAM, Graphics: 64MB of video memory. Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Minimum system requirements – Linux:
Ubuntu 14.04 / Linux Mint 17, Processor: 2.0 GHz, Memory: 1 GB RAM, Graphics: 256 MB VRAM, OpenGL compatible.
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