SteamPower 1830

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Overview

Harken back to the glory days of steam-powered trains with SteamPower 1830, the rts game developed by Hexagon Game Labs. This game presents a challenging cross-genre mix that combines strategy, resource management, and city-building all in one as players seek to create their own business and railway empire in the golden age of steam trains.

Set during the years of 1830 to 1920 when the introduction of the steam engine marked the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, SteamPower 1830 features 30 different levels of maps of Europe. On each map, players work to construct and manage railway lines, stations, and trains, all in order to transport goods. What sets this free browser game (LINK) apart is that it is set in a fully configurable miniature world. Players have complete freedom and no limitations when designing the layout of their cities and railway networks. The game uses a hex-grid map for construction planning that allows for strategic depth. If a player tires of playing on the normal European maps, he can choose to play on a new, randomly generated one, thus allowing for an infinite number of scenarios to test his mettle.

The nuts and bolts of SteamPower 1830  is resource gathering as players will need to extract and gather them to build and expand their cities and railways. There are countless types of trains, buildings, and upgrades from which to create your empire. This mmorts seeks not to recreate history, but to allow players to capture the essence of those industrial pioneering times when steam was king.

While gamers can play SteamPower 1830 solo, there is a cooperative cross-platform multiplayer mode so players can go head-to-head with one another. This browser game is based on Hexagon Game Labs' proprietary Ubique Game Engine with HTML 5 technology. This allows the game to run smoothly on any device such as smart phones, tablets, smart TVs, and PCs. Players can change the platform that they're playing on at any time without interrupting gameplay as the game uses cloud technology with a loading time of less than two seconds. There are no downloads or plug-ins to slow down the action.

Set in a vibrant, detailed game world, SteamPower 1830 allows players to indulge their inner tycoon. Enjoyable for both casual gamer and the experienced strategic gamer, this game is easy to learn, but difficult to master. Go back in time to the dawn of the Industrial Revolution and see how well you can create an empire of iron, steam, and steel.

By Jeff Francis

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