Supreme Ruler 1936 Kickstarter offering "free digital download" of earlier title
Posted: 24.10.2013 14:33 by Simon Priest Comments: 8
Developer Battlegoat is attempting to sweeten the pot for would-be backers of Supreme Ruler 1936 by offering a "free digital download" of their Supreme Ruler 2010 - the first in the real-time geo-political series.

It's being given to everyone for a "limited time" so it's not staying gratis forever. With 23 days to go, Supreme Ruler 1936 is a little over 10% funded as Battlegoat seeks $60,000 CAD.

Supreme Ruler 2010 came out back in 2005 and was the "most detailed and realistic model" of a nation commercially available at the time, by letting us play its economics.

"As an added bonus to everyone that's taken the time to check out our campaign and learn about our game, we've decided to extend to everyone a limited time free offer of a free digital download copy of BattleGoat's first game, "Supreme Ruler 2010"," posted Battlegoat on their Kickstarter.

The download link for Supreme Ruler 2010 is here. Activation Code: VXPFFQASGD725-6164 LAUNCH CODE: 6164

Source: Kickstarter
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By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Oct 24, 2013
"SR 2010"? What a greedy bunch as there has been "SR 2020", "SR 2020 GOLD' and "SR Cold War" since, all mediocre titles at best. "SR 2010" is just a slap in the face. I'll certainly not be backing this lot obviously trying to take on PI and the "HoI" series.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Oct 24, 2013
I don't think the two are even comparable outside of the timeline, they're much too different for that.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Oct 24, 2013
You're right noccy, I was thinking more of "Making History I & II", senile old fart that I'm becoming. But still, it's not an above average series at all.
By BattleGoat (I just got here) on Oct 25, 2013
Mediocre? The main stream media and our users would tend to disagree, we score over 60% with metacrtic on each of our titles and higher if you look only at strategy review sites. SR2020 came out 3 years after 2010 and 3 years before SRCW. Paradox recycle their engine at a much higher rate than that. And we're not looking to "take on" Paradox, we partnered with them on Cold War. Anyone who thinks the market of intelligent strategy games is saturated really hasn't looked around at how little there is out there.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Oct 26, 2013
My apologies, and thank you for the response. I shall look at the game again, that is "SR Cold War" but to be honest I didn't think it was that easily accessible nor as much fun as other games of the genre. Personal point of view. You see I've tried hard to like the series, but the graphics....well let's face it, there are better and the UI aren't enough to 'grab me' and the AI, well it needs serious polishing.
P.S. I wouldn't be throwing the much maligned Metacritic up as a defence. That's kind of a last ditch stand, and you guys are better than that surely.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Oct 26, 2013
P.P.S. And yes, I stand by "mediocre", so prove me wrong. 60% on metacritic...barely a pass BattleGoat:)
By BattleGoat (I just got here) on Oct 27, 2013
Well we agree that Metacritic is a poor baseline, that's why I indicated that we score higher in Strategy review sites. I don't have an aggregate of just those available, but I'll search some out for you;

Strategy Informer; 77
Out of Eight; 6/8 (75%)

IGN; 7.8
Strategy Informer; 6.5

If you don't find SR-CW that accessible, perhaps you'd have a better experience waiting for a demo of SR1936? We are again increasing the graphics quality but remain focused more on the gameplay. If you do try SRCW again, you might want to check out the two main mods, one is set in 1991, the other in the modern day. Some users simply prefer those eras.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Oct 27, 2013
Thank you for the suggestions mate, and I will do just that. Time to re-visit the franchise, as I am looking to get into this series and always have from the start. Just couldn't quite get spark that kept me hooked, but now I might.
There are a lot of us strategy junkies on this site, so it this new project will definitely get attention.