welcomes the ranks of explorers and pioneers to the New World in this real time strategy game. The year - 1602. Your future is uncertain. Cities are overcrowded. Poverty and starvation are rampant. You and a small band of fellow voyagers set sail for a new life and New World. Your arrival in a previously undiscovered chain of islands marks the beginning of a new life. Strategy. Colonization. Diplomacy. Production. Trade. Warfare. .
1602 A.D. opens a new gaming genre with its original combination of strategy, trade, and commercial simulations. Your decisions and abilities in areas such as colonization, diplomacy, production, trade and warfare, will determine the fate of the colony. There are nearly 700 islands with differing landscapes with real time land and sea battles. Direct 3D sound processing, lavish 3D animations, cinematic quality animated interludes, and dynamic artificial intelligence combine to take you to a whole new world of all-consuming gaming experience.