Rise of Nations is a real-time strategy video game, developed by Big Huge Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios in May 2003. The development was led by veteran game designer Brian Reynolds, of Civilization II and Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri. The game has taken several concepts from turn-based strategy games such as territories and attrition warfare. Rise of Nations features 18 civilizations, playable through eight ages of world history.
Rise of Nations: Extended Edition is a re-release of the main game and its expansion. It released for Steam on June 12, 2014 and for the Windows 10 Store on September 14, 2017 with Xbox Live achievements and cross-play with the Steam version. Graphical changes to the game include updated textures, lighting and water. Other changes to the game include Steamworks integration which adds cloud saves, Steam Trading Cards, achievements, Twitch integration and multiplayer with Elo ranked matches to the game. Extended Edition is developed by SkyBox Labs.
The core of Rise of Nations's gameplay centers around the concept of "territory". The area near the player's settlements is considered their territory, and players may only construct buildings within their territory or that of an ally (with the exception of the Lakota). A nation's borders can be expanded by the creation and expansion of cities and forts, a technology tree, and obtaining access to certain rare resources. Other technologies and resources cause enemy units within a nation's borders to suffer attrition over time, which can eventually destroy an unsupplied invasion force.
People in Rise of Nations gather resources, or build or repair damaged buildings. All of the six resource types in Rise of Nations are infinite in supply.
Screenshots from the game Rise Of Nations: Gold Edition
System requirements Rise Of Nations: Gold Edition for Mac Os:
- Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
- 600 MHz PowerPC G3 processor or higher
- 256 MB of RAM (512MB recommended for online play)
- 32 MB video card
- 1 GB hard disk space
- Install the game by mounting the Rise of Nations Gold.dmg file.
- Install the update to version 1.0.1
- To start the game, mount the Rise of Nations Gold NoCD.dmg file with a toast, otherwise it will not work.