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Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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1849 Released on Steam!
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Release date: May 2014
The year is 1849, and gold has just been discovered in California.

You decide to head out west, to seek fame and wealth in the approaching Gold Rush. Will you strike gold and become an overnight mining magnate? Or will you build your fortune bit by bit by supplying 49ers with pickaxes and blue jeans?

With all of the peril and possibility of the new frontier, 1849 challenges you to build a thriving mining empire in 19th century California. Inspired by SimCity and other classic simulation games, 1849 is set within 20 real Gold Rush-era cities, each with unique topography and natural resources that influence how they grow. Transform Northern California from a rugged backwater into an economic powerhouse: build mines, establish farms, attract workers and keep up with their ever-increasing needs, set up trade networks from the High Sierras to San Francisco and beyond—and best of all, strike it rich!

1849 is a city management game where your task is to build towns, populate them with workers, and make sure that they are housed, fed, and entertained. You’ll have to manage and coordinate extensive production and trade networks to make sure your towns thrive.

A few details about 1849:
  • Classic city management simulation gameplay.
  • Over 50 resources that players can dig up, farm, refine or manufacture as they build complex towns and cities.
  • A campaign mode featuring 20 city scenarios that traces the development of the Gold Rush from mining camps to bustling cities. Each city scenario presents players with unique starting conditions, victory goals, and obstacle events.
  • Sandbox mode that allows players to replay scenarios they've already completed or to build free-form Old West towns without scenario constraints.
  • Vivid old west towns with buildings lining the streets directly inspired by California’s Gold Country.
  • Developed by SomaSim, a new studio dedicated to producing deep simulation games for today’s players.
1849 is currently available as an early access beta version and will launch in May of 2014.
Popular Discussions View All (3)
May 3, 2014 @ 6:07pm
Questions about 1849?
SomaSim Games
Jul 27, 2014 @ 9:15am
Linux support?
Toost Inc.
Apr 27, 2014 @ 6:11am
Auto sell/buy option
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GN88 Sep 1, 2014 @ 12:07pm 
historic games are the best specially if its strategy or rts
raulpuro Aug 30, 2014 @ 6:29am 
Congratulations, it is a very interesting game.
ßLÏzZå®Ð Jul 26, 2014 @ 8:13pm 
nice game !!
Loxxis39 Jul 2, 2014 @ 12:21am 
UselessBinion59 Jun 26, 2014 @ 4:38am 
Inallhonesty Jun 21, 2014 @ 9:29am 
This game looks pretty interesting!
MOMO May 26, 2014 @ 11:56am 
good game!
ptK May 15, 2014 @ 3:26pm 
still waiting for the steam key on indiegamestand
Caiuz May 8, 2014 @ 1:08am 
thanks , for the reedem key on indiegamestand :) but i have activate the game and is not on the library - today i wait for the release ;) many thanks
KeenEye Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:46am 
Hope you have to deal with a typhoid epidemic or an outbreak of syphillis