The Settlers IV

Alternative title(s)The Settlers: Fourth Edition (NA); Die Siedler IV (G); The Settlers (iOS); The Settlers HD (Android, bada, iPad, Symbian)
Antiquity gameEAG
ReleaseFeb 15, 2001
PublisherUbi Soft; Gameloft (iOS)
DeveloperBlue Byte
Platform(s)Windows; iOS (2009); webOS (2010); bada (2010), iPad (2010); Symbian (2011); Android (2011)
ModeSingle-player, multiplayer
GenreCity-builder; strategy game; empire-building
SettingThe player plays as the Romans, Mayans and Vikings; additionally, the player can also play as the TrojansDLC
Notable charactersB
DLCMission CD (2001); The Trojans and the Elixir of Power (2001)

In March 2002, The Settlers IV: Gold Edition was released, comprising the base game, the Mission CD DLC and the Trojans and the Elixir of Power DLC.

Bibliography

Schwarz, A. (2010). ‘Siegen ist erst der Anfang, oder: Was kommt nach der Annäherung an die Geschichte im Computerspiel?’ in A. Schwarz (ed.), « Wollten Sie auch immer schon einmal pestverseuchte Kühe auf Ihre Gegner werfen? » Eine fachwissenschaftliche Annäherung an Geschichte im Computerspiel. Münster: Lit, 263-275.

Truman, S.; Rapp, N.; Roth, D.; von Mammen, S. (2018). ‘Rethinking real-time strategy games for virtual reality‘ in Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG ’18). New York: Association for Computing Machinery, 6 pp.

Additional keywords

turn-based

Thanks to

David Serrano Lozano

Jordy Orellana F.

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