The year is 1602 and 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: welcome to the ranks of explorers and pioneers, with real-time strategy brought into a whole New World. This game combines strategy, colony building, diplomacy, production, trade, and real-time land and sea battles into one gaming experience. Five tutorials guarantee easy entry into gameplay. There are both single-player and multiplayer modes for up to four players per network or two via modem. A scenario editor lets you build your own missions for a completely unique, user-controlled gaming experience. Nearly 700 randomly generated islands with distinct terrain, resources, and growing conditions, and more than 90 different buildings and 30 unique occupations mean almost infinite replayability.