Arab Spring spreads to China? Nuclear explosion in Fessenheim, France creates radioactive cloud over Europe? What’s up with Sarah“Malin” and her possible Presidential bid? How will you handle these events?
WEST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT– JUNE 28, 2011 – An intriguing and powerful modding tool is available today for Eversim’s Rulers of Nations, Geopolitical Simulator 2. The game lets players become President Obama (or other world leader) and face current political challenges -- budget deficit, Afghanistan, Iran, and global warming. Some players succeed and some drive the world into chaos!
The Rulers of Nations' new modding tool lets you can create your own geopolitical scenarios starting in the past, present, or future. Replay them in a super-realistic simulation, and share them with other players! Check out the game's website http://www.rulers-of-nations.com and get the new modding add-on for $14.99 at http://www.rulers-of-nations.com/modding.php.
The new tool allows players to:
Edit a nation's information (economy, politics, demographics, taxation);
Change the international relations between countries (diplomatic alignment, military alliance);
Change world geography (merging of countries, regional independence, creating a city on the map);
Create very thorough and detailed missions and scenarios (trigger protests, wars, disasters, political scandals, assassinations of public figures, national elections, requests to characters…, with the possibility to define several triggering conditions and to edit the in-game text);
Remake history by creating scenarios starting in the past or the future, from year 1900;
Give characters new names and appearances, and give groups new names and logos thanks to the customization kit that comes with the tool; and
Easily share their creations (hosting and downloading using our site, uploading user-created mods directly from the game).
It comes with scenarios already created using the tool, such as:
" Democratic Breeze": Comfortably installed as the head of an experienced authoritarian regime, you thought that your current situation would last forever. Only now, after the "Arab Spring" of 2011, the winds of demand are blowing among your freedom-loving people. Can you manage the transition to democracy before the wind becomes a typhoon? Playable countries: Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, China, Cuba, North Korea, Oman, Mauritania, the Sudan, Kuwait.
" Back in the USSR": Mikhail Gorbachev has become a great pianist and is therefore not the father of Perestroika. Rewrite history in this simulation, where the USSR and the Cold War are still current events in 2011.
" Clash of Civilizations": In 2015, Huntington's theory becomes reality. Nations share the same values and have regrouped into eight large blocs: Eastern, Muslim, Confucian, Latin-American, African, Hindu, Slavic Orthodox and Japanese.
" European Minimum Wage": In pursuit of its goal of economic harmony, the EU has decided to impose the EMS on its member states, meaning a fixed net minimum of wage of 1300 Euros for everyone.
" Mug Party in Power?" : In 2012, against all odds, Sarah“Malin,” a famous American politician, is running for President under the banner of a new very conservative party, the Mug Party, which has become very popular. As the US Head of State, can you fight against the Mug Party's growing influence and get re-elected?
" Zombie Presidents": A mysterious virus is spreading around the world, changing the behavior of the infected, most notably of various Heads of State.
Fun Facebook Game
You can also play on Facebook the mini-game part of Rulers of Nations. Try this funny application: http://apps.facebook.com/eversim and see what type of World Leader you would be!
The Rulers of Nations game trailer can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwk2e02kc84etfeature=player_embedded
More detailed information is available on: www.rulers-of-nations.com.
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Eversim is a French company specializing in the development of network simulation games and persistent worlds. The tools developed by Eversim are used in "serious gaming" by various agencies (such as NATO) as part of training and teaching politics and diplomacy and performing crisis simulations.