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.


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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.

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Thanks to

David Serrano Lozano

Jordy Orellana F.

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