Paradox, a very Linux friendly developer and publisher, just released a new patch for their grand-strategy game Europa Universalis IV, and alongside with it a free DLC, to celebrate women's day : Women in History.
QuoteSTOCKHOLM – The pages of history books are filled with the stories of great men – but also great women: artists, authors, councilors, and rulers. WouldTenochtitlan have fallen without the language skills of Malinche guiding Cortez? Had the reign of Edward IV not been cut short by illness, wouldEngland have still ruled the seas, deprived of the strong hand of Elizabeth I?
To mark International Women’s Day (March 8th) Paradox Development Studio has created a free update for Europa Universalis IV, adding 100 great women of history to the game. Each character can be generated through event triggers (a weak regency, a colonial empire, certain ideas, etc.). Players will then have choices about how to use this talented woman. Some may join your court as advisors, some might be suitable for riskier employment as rulers or leaders.
Thomas Johansson, the head of Paradox Development Studio, says that this DLC does something important for the company’s flagship title. "It's no surprise that the role of women in history isn't as well known as that of men,” Johansson says. “Europa Universalis, admittedly, hasn't done a lot to foreground their contributions. We thought that International Women's Day was the best time to do a little bit to help balance the scales and introduce our audience to some very interesting people."
You can find here full patch notes and information on the DLC.
As always, there are apparently some bugs left, but also as always, Paradox released 1.11.1 patch only two days after 1.11 was out.
I haven't played much since the DLC came out, only a new game with Castille, and I didn't get any women specific event, nor any bugs by the way.
Did you download the DLC? Did you get any of the new events? Let us know!