Secret Government, a grand strategy game about being the leader of a secret organization that changes the course of history is officially out now. It released earlier in April, with the 1.0 build for Linux arriving a little later on April 30.
Taking place from the 17th century to the contemporary era, Secret Government tasks you with leading a secret organization as you spread your influence across the globe, rewriting key historical events and deciding the fate of humankind. You will face off against a hostile organization using methods similar to your own, but they have different goals. Here, the fate of the world is very much in your hands. Check out the trailer below:
- Rewrite History - From the 17th century to the present day, from the Glorious Revolution to the War of Independence, each mission will drop players into major global conflicts, tasking them with manipulating the outcome to serve the Brotherhood’s ambitions.
- Play Your Pawns - The world’s most powerful figures - from national rulers to military superpowers - are but mere pawns to you. Learn to manipulate their complex AI machinations as you leverage their unique abilities to shape the world to your needs.
- Indirect Influence - Why should you have to do the heavy lifting of executing your diplomatic, economic, and militaristic ambitions? Plant your own agents and indirectly coerce others to do your bidding with over 50 types of actions intended to upend the world’s balance in your favor while keeping your hands clean.
- Manipulate a Living World - From ideologies to social classes, taxes to civil unrest, the world of Secret Government comprises countless interconnected sociopolitical systems that effectively simulate a believable and reactionary world. While world leaders strive to maintain the status quo, how will you destabilize the system and trigger worldwide change?
- You’re Not Alone in the Shadows - Facing down a hostile secret organization that isn’t afraid to manipulate their way into the history books, make every action and choice count in order to outthink the competition and maintain your hard-earned secrecy and level of infiltration in the shadows.
It's quite a complex game, with lots of decision making and the developer has noted how that has caused some issues for players. Due to how deep the game is, there are some bugs but the developer said they will be supporting it in full following the new release to clear up bugs as they come in. As we know from many Paradox grand strategy games, they're definitely always in need of fixing somewhere so it's not surprising GameTrek also have issues.