Supremacy 1914 is one of the strategy games made by Bytro Labs. It’s the first game in the series, which popularity also made the sequels Call of War 1942 and Conflict of Nations. The curiosity about Supremacy 1914 is that, unlike other strategy MMO games, it operates in real time with all the competing sides performing their actions simultaneously. And now, this game arrived for mobile devices too, with some nice additional features. We wrote the announcement back in November, in case you missed it.
This game is taking place at the beginning of World War 1, and the player takes control of one of the 30 playable real-world nations. Supremacy 1914 plays more like a board game than a video game. The main reason for that is a rhythm of playing which, despite being a game played in real time, is not action-packed and filled with frenetic combat.
Instead of the direct military action, the main conflict over world domination is done on an economic plane with days after days of meticulously planning and careful execution of the said plans. Each round lasts between 4 to 8 weeks. During that time you can construct buildings train units and move troops from one area to another. Each move takes a certain amount of time, from hours to weeks. This factor makes the players play the long game and invest a lot of time in order to enjoy it. Supremacy 1914 just isn’t a game you can sit and play for a couple of hours here and there. It takes a hardcore dedication and resource management to pass even a tutorial, let alone the competitive matches with other players. The long-term involvement rewards players with an unprecedented feeling of triumph upon victory.
The first impression of this game is usually pretty dull because there are not many things to do, and those things you can do take hours to complete. It really doesn’t feel so compelling to keep you play longer, but it all changes once the things become more complicated. The seemingly bland gameplay soon becomes enriched with various factors like espionage missions, trading options, and diplomatic relationships with other players. All these combined make an intricate and unique strategy which completely depends on real-world interaction between players.
If you already are Supremacy 1914 player you can use your old account to play the mobile version. The game is free to play, although some items can be bought for real money. If you want to prevent that you can set a password for in-app purchases in the settings of your Google Play Store app.
Supremacy 1914 is ultimately an interesting game which will make you log-in every day to check how your plans have unfolded. We cannot really say it’s the game for everyone, although there is a casual element of having to spend a certain amount of hours every day playing. However, if you want your nation to succeed, you need to get constantly involved and manage actively your troops and resources.