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For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...
Deep in the mountains and deserts of central Asia, where life is hard and death is sudden, thin trails of gold, silk and spice trace a web between the industrial forges of the West, and the exotic climates of the East. Your task, playing the role of a colonial governor, is to establish a thriving community in a time of war and discovery. Featuring 20 challenging missions with unlockable skills and upgrades for the sandbox mode, you are responsible for controlling every aspect of peace, growth, and upkeep of your town. From palaces to monasteries, to trade posts and smugglers dens, ‘Spice Road’ offers it all! Expanding your empire while keeping the peace is not an easy task as nobles, monks, merchants, and even rogues all want a piece of the land.