Industrial Giant 2 was released on September 30, 2002 by JoWood who also developed the game. Industrial Giant 2 is an isometric economic simulation. The game was released on Steam: August 14, 2015.
Influenced by many games, from Transport Tycoon and Capitalism, to later games in the City Building Series such as Zeus: Master of Olympus or Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom, Industrial Giant 2 is a game where the player is in charge of a manufacturing and distribution
Despite a wide range of aspects Industry Giant II is not a complete business simulation game, as many management aspects such as finance, sourcing or human resources are hardly present.
The ‘free game’ option allows the player not to worry about turning a profit. The game is primarily considered to be a supply chain simulator, because many aspects of strategic, tactical and operational supply chain management are experienced.
This brand-new business simulation starts in America at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. Trade and economy range from the rise of industrial revolution to the age of information technologies. As in Industry Giant, you again take over the role of an super-entrepreneur, trying to establish a global organization by managing the buying of resources, processing products, logistics and sales.
The Steam version has Steamworks achievement added.
- For the first time, the player has the option to interact with his/her opponent; play as a team or play against each other.
- The player faces a significantly wider range of resources and final products,including resources which depend on weather.
- Seasonal demand for products require the player to carefully plan storage for finished goods.
- The exchange of goods can only be managed via storage. The information on how much is available can be retrieved by the player at all times. This provides better control over the product cycle.
- These product cycles can be interrupted, meaning that wheat can be grown and sold without further processes. This makes it easier for beginners.
- Over 50 means of transportation; from simple coaches to trucks and steam-engines, to locomotives, and of course a wide range of ships.
- Differing climates bring changes to the game-play and add to the complexity of strategic planning.
- Detailed buildings and vehicles; with transparent smoke.
XP or better. Pentium IV, 1GB RAM. DX9 graphics. The steam version supports 1920×1080.
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