SteamPower1830 is a crass platform, Free to Play, city-building Strategy Game with, some, resource management elements.
SteamPower1830 it's debut title from the, new game, development studio Hexagon Game Labs, first platform-independent free-to-play (F2P) online game. Peter Cukierski, Hexagon Game Labs founder and CGO, describes the game’s flexible approach: “SteamPower1830 is geared to suit both the casual gamer as well as experienced fans of strategy games. Easy to learn, but difficult to master, it provides exactly the right amount of challenge for each type of player.”
SteamPower1830 presents a challenging cross-genre mix which combines city-building, strategy and resource management elements and is set in the age of the steam trains, complete with a vibrant and evocative, freely configurable miniature world. The game is based on Hexagon Game Labs’ proprietary Ubique Game Engine, with HTML5 technology allowing it to run on any device, from PCs and tablets to smartphones and smart TVs.
A map of Europe offers players a choice of 30 levels which are successively activated as the game progresses. On each map, the aim is to construct and manage railway lines, stations and steam trains to transport goods, and players are given complete freedom in designing the layout of cities and railway networks. The most important thing, however, is extracting and gathering resources to let the cities flourish and to expand one’s railway empire. Apart from the maps with a European scenario, SteamPower1830 gives the option of playing on an infinite number of new, randomly generated maps. In keeping with the company’s philosophy (Hexagon Game Labs), the HTML5-based F2P game requires nothing more than an Internet connection and a common browser. By employing cloud technology, the platform can be changed at any time during a session without interrupting gameplay. With a loading time of less than two seconds irrespective of the platform used, the fun can begin instantly. Plug-ins and downloads are now a thing of the past.