August 20, 2013 5:07 AM | Konstantinos Dimopoulos / Gnome
Neocolonialism, the only geographical-political simulation game I've ever encountered that really knows its theory, having already successfully crowdfunded itself on Kickstarter, is waiting for your pre-orders. Just visit either Subaltern Games (also sports a Linux version) or the Amazon Indie Store and secure your Windows or Mac digital copy.
Having already played through numerous versions of the game, let me tell you that Neocolonialism has evolved rather impressively since its original web prototype went live. Its upside-down map now looks better than ever and the game can teach you how to be nasty on a global scale, whether you are playing alone or against friends, more efficiently and with greater variety.
It remains of course an elegant turn-based strategy offering in which you get to exploit the poor, sadistically use the IMF to manipulate countries and buy hundreds of thousands of votes.