Strategy First and developer BattleGoat Studios have today announced that they've entered into a worldwide publishing deal to release Supreme Ruler 2010 next year. The game is set in 2010, when the major superpowers of the world have disappeared and been replaced by economic and military alliances. With the collapse of the United Nations, individual regions have been left to fight among themselves for domination of their neighbors, countries, continents, and the world.
With multiplayer support for up to 16 players, Supreme Ruler 2010 features both real-time and turn-based play options that will presumably also be available in the 60-scenario single-player campaign. Players will be able to start out in any of the more than 200 different regions in the game, which takes place on a hex-based world map that is based on satellite photos.
Succeeding in the game will require players not only to build a powerful military, but also to maintain an economy that can fund it while paying attention to in-game politics and the actions of the powerful World Market organization, which boasts a global news agency, its own military, a trade organization, and its own bank, among other things.
Supreme Ruler 2010 is currently scheduled for release in the third quarter of 2003. We'll bring you more information on the game as it becomes available.