A new studio called C Prompt Games, led by experienced developers who previously worked on games like Age of Empires II, StarCraft II and Orcs Must Die!, has partnered with Paradox Interactive, a well-known publisher of strategy games including Crusader Kings III and Surviving the Aftermath. Together, they have announced the release of Millennia. This historical 4X game allows players to create and manage their nation for 10,000 years, spanning from the beginning of human civilisation to potential future scenarios.
Millennia is a turn-based strategy game that challenges the players’ strategic prowess across 10 ages, each with different objectives, technologies, units and events. You can choose to advance to a Variant Age, an alternate history with new rules and possibilities, or face a Crisis Age, a dark future with dire consequences. The player’s choices will have a lasting impact on your nation and the world.
One can customise their nation by adopting unique Nation Spirits that reflect their respective culture and values. The game allows the players to manage the economy with care and create a juggernaut of growth and construction. You can start with basic resources to gain food, wealth and production, and then decide how to best convert them into more valuable products through research and improvements. You can specialise in your region, turning iron into weapons or tools, wood into paper or lumber, and gold into coin or jewellery.
Further, players could ship surplus goods where needed, allowing the empire’s breadbasket to feed far-flung colonies or the industrial heartland to supply troops near their enemy. Then, players can gain knowledge to research scientific and cultural advances, unlocking new units, buildings and improvements to grow their cities or strengthen their armies. You can research Defense to train the first archers, Smelting to master iron production, or Guilds for making wine.
Millennia is expected to launch for PC via Steam in 2024, while players can currently wishlist the game on the platform. Paradox Interactive has also released a teaser trailer for Millennia on YouTube, showing glimpses of the gameplay and the art style.