• Publisher: SomaSim
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 68.2 MB
  • Version: 1.4.2
  • Price: $4.99
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App description: The year is 1849, and gold has just been discovered in California. You decide to head out west, to seek fame and wealth in the approaching Gold Rush.

Will you strike it rich and become an overnight mining magnate? Or build your fortune bit by bit by supplying 49ers with pickaxes and blue jeans?



Gameplay:

1849 is a city management game set during the California Gold Rush. Your task is to build towns, populate them with workers, and keep your citizens housed, fed, and entertained. Youll have to manage and coordinate extensive production and trade networks to make sure your towns thrive.

Key Features of 1849:

- A campaign mode that traces the development of the Gold Rush from mining camps to bustling cities. Each city scenario presents players with unique starting conditions, victory goals, and obstacle events.
- Sandbox mode with a procedurally-generated map for your location, based on geography (from the Pacific coast to the Sierra Nevada mountains), precipitation, resource availability, and starting lot size.
- Vivid Old West towns with geography and architecture directly inspired by Californias Gold Country.
- Over 50 resources to dig up, farm, refine or manufacture as you build complex towns and cities.
- Classic city management gameplay meets modern technology in a sim tailored specifically for tablet / touch screen play.
- Developed by SomaSim, a new studio dedicated to producing deep simulation games for todays players.

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1849 will be released worldwide on May 8.
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The year is 1849, and gold has just been discovered in California. You decide to head out west, to seek fame and wealth in the approaching Gold Rush.

Will you strike it rich and become an overnight mining magnate? Or build your fortune bit by bit by supplying 49ers with pickaxes and blue jeans?

*** This Early Access release of 1849 includes the first ten cities, and is sold at a low introductory price. We will be releasing ten more cities and more features over the next few months – buy now and you’ll get these as free updates when available! ***

Gameplay:

1849 is a city management game set during the California Gold Rush. Your task is to build towns, populate them with workers, and keep your citizens housed, fed, and entertained. You’ll have to manage and coordinate extensive production and trade networks to make sure your towns thrive.

Key Features of 1849:
- A campaign mode that traces the development of the Gold Rush from mining camps to bustling cities. Each city scenario presents players with unique starting conditions, victory goals, and obstacle events.
- Vivid Old West towns with geography and architecture directly inspired by California’s Gold Country.
- Over 50 resources to dig up, farm, refine or manufacture as you build complex towns and cities.
- Classic city management classic city management gameplay meets modern technology in a sim tailored specifically for tablet / touch screen play.
- Developed by SomaSim, a new studio dedicated to producing deep simulation games for today’s players.

By purchasing this Early Access version today, here's what you'll get:
- Access to the current version of the game and to continuous updates. We'll be adding more scenarios, new content and refining gameplay leading up to the early May launch, available to you as free updates.
- The chance to share your feedback as we finalize 1849 for widespread release. Tell us what you'd like us to change and what you think would be neat to include.



04-18-2014, 02:24 AM
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1/ It does look excellent. Any IAP and if so, how necessary is it?

Want to smash the Buy button but that's the only thing holding me back.

2/ Is there a sandbox mode? Or is it a case of always having to move on to another town/camp/etc?

Might I also suggest some background characters where appropriate? Children, wives etc... just to make it feel more 'real world'. Obviously some of the settings eg work camps would not have these.

Last edited by Zendorphin; 04-18-2014 at 02:49 AM.

04-18-2014, 06:55 AM
#3
well i admit, i'm also interested in this, but will ignore the softlaunch, and wait for the real one.
I think its premium (think i read that somewhere)
Anyone know the price ?

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04-18-2014, 07:20 AM
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well i admit, i'm also interested in this, but will ignore the softlaunch, and wait for the real one.
I think its premium (think i read that somewhere)
Anyone know the price ?
It is premium, 2.99$. I don't know if there are any iAPs though.

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05-08-2014, 04:02 AM
#6
still think this looks fantastic and it seems to be out worldwide now
and weirdly in itunes it says "offers in app purchases"
but doesnt actually list any.
It definitely seems to be premium title at least without "ingame currency" or waiting etc.

Anyone tried it ?

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05-08-2014, 04:15 AM
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still think this looks fantastic and it seems to be out worldwide now
and weirdly in itunes it says "offers in app purchases"
but doesnt actually list any.
It definitely seems to be premium title at least without "ingame currency" or waiting etc.

Anyone tried it ?
Bought it tonight, so far I see no sign of any IAP, though I'm only a couple of levels in. Won't have time to really get into it until tomorrow.
05-08-2014, 04:42 AM
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Good simulation game if you are bored of old kairosoft games
05-08-2014, 05:09 AM
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hmmm this sentence convinced me

Inspired by games such as Caesar III, SimCity 4, and the Civilization series, 1849 strives to bring an immersive simulation game experience into the mobile age.

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05-08-2014, 07:28 AM
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It has sandbox mode?

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