Want to check out Slitherine’s upcoming 4x historical strategy game, Aggressors: Ancient Rome? Well, ahead of the game’s third-quarter launch in the fall of 2018, there’s going to be a beta test, and Slitherine wants you to join.
You can sign-up for the Aggressors: Ancient Rome beta by visiting the official sign-up page.
As for the game itself, Aggressors: Ancient Rome is a typical 4x grand strategy game. This means you’ll be exploring, expanding, exploiting and exterminating all in equal measure… or doing one more than the other depending on your preference for growing your civilization.
Unlike the real life Rome, you’ll be able to take the digital Rome to all new heights and potentially prevent it from collapsing in on itself. You’ll be able to conquer Mare Nostrum, Carthage, and Egypt, changing and molding new destinies for the ancient locations.
An announcement trailer was rolled out for the game, which you can check out below.
The turn-based strategy game sees you taking advantage of both land and sea expansion, where you’ll need to see your navy to explore charted and uncharted waters, developing safe trade routes with merchants, expanding your diplomatic relations with likely allies, and prepping your war machines for your eventual enemies.
As you progress through the game you’ll need to research and advance your tech, unlock new ways to enhance your armies, and maintain population control by mandating birthrates, monitoring capital, and ensuring that you have enough resources to keep your nation fed. Essentially, do the complete opposite of what Britain and Sweden are doing.
You’ll also be able to dabble into some of Rome’s more obscure cultural habits, as you give people hope or despair through various social policies. You can promote cults, encourage a more militarized state, introduce new religions, or implement forced labor and the proliferation of slaves. It’s all up to you.
You can sign up for the beta right now or keep an eye out on digital distributors for the launch of Aggressor: Ancient Rome when it launches this fall for PC.