Civilization fans and strategists alike, you may be excited to hear about this game. Dubbed “the first optimistic strategy game”, Heart. Papers. Border. has a Sid Meyers sound to it, boasting 26 different countries with different levels of “openness”, but this is different than the war-mongering disposition of the Civilization series. Instead, it is a more modern take on culture and government, stressing open borders and freedom. Read below for more details from this direct press release from Jovian Industries, courtesy of Games Press.
April 16, 2017 – Skövde, Sweden – Jovian Industries is happy to announce Heart. Papers. Border., an optimistic strategy game about travelling, freedom and changing the world.Heart. Papers. Border. invites you to become a freelance adventurer in a vibrantly colored retro futuristic world. Your task is to experience everything planet Heart has to offer, regardless of the inherited privileges determined by the country of your birth. You travel to learn, and as you pay a closer attention to what each country has to offer, you gather wisdom that you channel in a blog that grows in popularity. Eventually you come to grasp the power of your influence: where you pass, things change to the better, and locals that you have met increasingly demand openness from their governments. You have always been an optimist and dreamed of a completely border free world, but as you travel, you realise that, with your influence, you might actually live to see your dream come true.Heart. Papers. Border. is a game about life and freedom. It’s not about being the best, the fastest, the smartest, instead it is about how one chooses to live his or her life. The game will feature 26 unique regions to visit, hundreds of touristic landmarks and even more secret destinations to discover. Of course, each location has its own unique history and a traveller never knows what one might encounter.
About Heart. Papers. Border.
Heart. Papers. Border. is an optimistic strategy game about travelling, freedom and changing the world.
A world to explore – 26 countries with different openness, culture and governments to discover
Citizenship and privileges – you can choose to be born with more or less priviledges
Visit the popular, hunt for the adventure, blog about it – hundreds of touristic landmarks and off the beaten path objectives to discover
Manage your resources – time, money, influence
Be optimistic – Nothing can harm your long, prosperous life
Choose your path – you get 125 years to figure out what kind of traveller you areRetro futurism – colorful, vibrant art inspired by The Jetsons and NASA’s Visions of the Future
Inspiring soundtrack by Retro Brothers of Easily Embarassed fame
Jovian Industries is currently developing the optimistic strategy game Heart. Papers. Border., aimed for an early access release in Summer 2017.