Lay the foundations of the Chinese civilization in Builders of China, a city-building strategy game. Irrigate your fields, establish bustling cities, trade with your neighbors and govern your population.
## About This Game
Builders of China allows you to manage the economy of various Chinese
settlements, from the flooded banks of the Yellow River and the unpredictable
North China Plain to the rugged western mountain ranges.
Create extensive irrigation systems to tame the hostile land, establish
harbors and trading outposts, grow your population, research new technologies
and spread your culture and knowledge. Secure the Mandate of Heaven through
competent and benevolent rule, or face being overthrown by your subjects.
The Middle Kingdom is a vast and varied place. Every region will challenge you
with different problems and local peculiarities, from freak weather to poor
soil. You will need to adapt to these realities to create your own unique and
complex system of farms, fisheries, workshops and urban facilities.
Overcome these obstacles and forge your own path to greatness.
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer by establishing extensive
trade routes both on sea, rivers and land. Choose what strategic resource you
export and import and utilize different wants and weaknesses of your trading
partners to your advantage.
Amass enough wealth to overawe your neighbors with a display of splendor and
power surpassing even the expedition of Admiral Zheng He.
The central position of China attracts many influences. It will be your duty
to balance them out and keep the peace in your kingdom. Be wary as many
religions, cultures and customs will vie for your favor and you will not be
able to satisfy them all.
Be careful to not forget about your own citizens though. Different settlements
at different levels of development will require specific resources and have
their own unique needs and wants. Fail to meet them and the population will
quickly turn on you.
Always remember that you are but a subject to the Emperor and his edicts and
orders need to be implemented promptly and diligently.
…or you may secretly evade them, dodging taxes and neglect your duties. Risk
the fury of the imperial officials or submit, knowing that it is better to be
a dog in times of tranquility than a human in times of chaos.