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Category: Political Animals

Category: Political Animals

Can you make an anti-imperial empire game?

4X games may sound incredibly reductive on the surface. After all, this is the only genre of game whose name is also a decree about how you should play – eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate. But as any fan will tell you, 4X games are actually bustling sandboxes that can be tackled in all kinds of ways. For some players, that could mean eschewing military action or research or trying to make do with a single settlement. For others, it could mean trying to rewrite the historical events depicted – whether out of mischief, or in an effort to challenge narratives

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