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Tropico 5 now available online for Linux, Mac and SteamOS

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The Tropican Department of Information has announced that El Presidente has single–handedly, and most gloriously, completed development of Tropico 5 for Linux, Mac, and SteamOS. Available through the Mac App Store and Steam, the latest installment adds a new Dynasty System to the series’ traditional city-building and political elements, allowing players to extend their rule through multiple eras. The App Store version features cross-platform multiplayer, while the Steam version also supports cross-platform multiplayer as well as Big Picture Mode and controllers. Steam users who already purchased Tropico 5 can download the new versions for free.

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Tropico 5 set to go live online for Linux, Mac on September 19

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Kalypso has announced that the Linux and Mac versions of Haemimont Games city- and political-management sim Tropico 5 will be added to Steam on September 19. Both versions will feature cross-platform multiplayer through SteamPlay, plus support for controllers and Big Picture Mode. Windows gamers who have already purchased the game will be able to download the new versions for free.

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The Settlers – Kingdoms of Anteria detailed, beta registration begins

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Ubisoft and Blue Byte have revealed some new screenshots and details about the gameplay and upcoming closed beta for the online-only The Settlers – Kingdoms of Anteria. As in previous Settlers titles, players will act as the guiding force behind a group of villagers who work to turn their hamlet into a powerful kingdom. Champions will be called upon to secure resources, protect the citizens, and expand the realm, adding an element of action to the traditional city-building formula. Players will select the champion’s class and skill, and then have them fight against enemies and bosses to earn resources, gear, and experience, while the town expands with building upgrades, improved production chains, and more territory. Up to four players can team up to fight together as well as explore each other’s towns and trade resources.

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Clockwork Empires heading to Steam Early Access next month

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Colonial overlords Gaslamp Games has decided to send their steampunk-flavored survival-management sim Clockwork Empires to the wilds of the Internet, also known as Steam Early Access. The latest version will go live on August 15 for $29.99. In an alternate, dystopian past, players will serve as a Junior Bureaucrat of the Empire and lead a band of colonists as they attempt to survive against Cthulhu-esque cosmic horrors, murderers, and their own ambitions. Each colonist will have their own personality traits that might see them become a proper citizen of the Empire or turn against their neighbors in service to their own avarice (damnable mumpers and bludgers!). Players can attempt to follow assignments issued by the Empire or strike out on their own with a faction of their choosing.

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Rise of Venice – Gold Edition sets sail online, now on Steam

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Virtual traders will be able to tighten their hold on the sea trade with the release of Rise of Venice – Gold Edition. The set, available digitally today and in stores on August 26, includes the base game, the Beyond the Sea expansion, and both DLC packs, Steamship and Sea Monsters. The expansion widens the playable area as far as Gibraltar as well as adds 13 new cities, new residence missions, special Doge tasks, and the NAO ship class.

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Tropico 5 updated to ver. 1.03 with fixes, new costumes and maps

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After yesterday’s release of the PC physical version of Tropico 5, a new patch has gone live. The 1.03 update adds three new maps for sandbox mode and six new dynasty member costumes, detailed below, as well as addresses several performance issues and bugs. Specifically, problems with trade route contracts expiring have been fixed along with performance of service buildings, trees remaining after the destruction of nearby logging camps, and the rebuild construction feature not working.

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Physical version of Tropico 5 for PC to get first DLC pack free

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Kalypso has announced that they will be giving away Tropico 5’s first DLC pack to PC gamers who pick up the physical copy, which will hit store shelves tomorrow. The add-on, titled The Big Cheese, will be unlocked automatically when it goes live later this summer. The extra is a thank-you bonus from the publisher because of the physical version being pushed back due to a manufacturing delay.

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Tropico 5 now available digitally through Steam, Kalypso for PC

Tropico 5 (360, PC, PS3, PS3) Beta Announcement - Screenshot 5

El Presidente has decided to bestow the PC gaming populace with his presence today with the release of Tropico 5. Available online through Steam and Kalypso, and in stores on June 3, Tropico 5 adds dynasties, new research trees, new technology, improved trading mechanics, and exploration. Multiplayer is supported for up to four players in both co-op and competitive modes

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Tropico 5 pre-order, first-run copies to be Limited Special Edition

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Kalypso has announced that pre-order and launch copies of Tropico 5 will be available as Limited Special Edition versions. The physical and digital releases will include different goodies. The boxed copies will come with a special avatar costume for El Presidente, the Bayo del Olfato sandbox map, and two physical extras (a Tropico passport and postcard). The digital version is currently on Steam for 10% off and offers the Businessman avatar costume and Isla de Vapor sandbox map. The Steam version will also receive additional bonuses depending on the number of pre-orders. For those looking to save extras cash, pre-ordering through the Kalypso Launcher offers a 15% discount.

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Tropico 5 release dates announced, hitting PC first in May

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El Presidente will be bestowing his despotic talents on the peoples (and players) of Tropico 5 when it releases for PC on May 23. The Mac and Xbox 360 versions will be available this summer, and the PS4 version will launch afterwards this fall. A new website has also gone live to offer interested tyrants a better look at the game, and the Ministry of Propaganda also sent along some new screenshots for the further glorification of the island nation and to fully display its undeniable might.

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