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Buy votes, make free trade agreements, manipulate the IMF, extract wealth, ruin everything. The map is upside-down.
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Seth Alter

459 backers pledged $11,049 to help bring this project to life.

Two years of development

This weekend is the two-year anniversary of Neocolonialism and also it’s the weekend of Boston FiG, so I’ve put Neocolonialism on sale on Amazon for half-price ($5). “Like” Neocolonialism on Facebook to spread the word.

Also, if you’re attending Boston FiG tomorrow, be sure to stop by booth #54!


So I’ve been working on this game for two years. That’s a really long time. Granted, I’ve been working on it full-time for a bit less than one year–before that, it was just a side project. Still. Hmm.

Things have come a long way since September 2011… This is one of the earliest builds of the game:

 Notice how disorienting the map used to be. By the time I first released the alpha onto the Internet in July 2012, I had fixed it:

This is what the game looked like during the Kickstarter campaign in January 2013:

And this is what it looks like now:


    1. Creator Seth Alter on September 13, 2013

      To answer your questions:

      November 4th is mostly fixed. If something goes horribly awry in October, I might move it, but I'd really rather not.

      I *believe* Amazon lists the game as 3KB because there isn't actually a file in their database. Maybe 3KB is the smallest size that they can list? The game is ~40MB.

      The game will require an access key to play. I'm pretty sure that you'll be able to download it from Amazon as well as my own website, but I have to work out a few more details.

    2. Creator Jeremy Douglass on September 13, 2013

      Hey Seth -- good luck with the Amazon sales. I wasn't entire clear on the page information -- it seems to let you choose between a Mac or PC platform download, preordering for a Nov 4. release, and says the download size will be 3KB (???).

      Is that Nov date fixed, and when it comes what will be downloaded through Amazon -- is it a platform-specific desktop application, or is it some sort of password / key for a web app...?