One of my favorite city-building games of the previous decade must be Tropico. As the newly ‘elected’ despot of an insignificant banana republic, it’s your job to safe your island’s (and your individual) fortune by any means vital. It’s fairly compact versus one thing like Cities: Skylines, however it additionally has oodles of environment and a banging soundtrack in addition.

The sequence celebrates its 20th anniversary this 12 months, and to kick off the celebrations writer Kalypso is providing the complete sequence – together with present iteration Tropico 6 – at some respectable discounts. There’s a particular occasion operating for the sixth game the place you possibly can earn free beauty prizes, corresponding to a ‘golden palace’ pores and skin for the capitol constructing.

The first Tropico game was launched in 2001, developed by PopTop Software. It wasn’t till Kalypso acquired the license and recruited Haemimont Games that the sequence actually fell into its stride with Tropico 3 and Tropico 4. Haemimont would work on one remaining entry in Tropico 5 earlier than transferring on to create Surviving Mars with Paradox Interactive. Tropico 5 is notable as a result of it was the primary time the sequence was in a position to break free from its conventional method and check out new concepts.

The sequence is now within the arms of Realmforge Studios, which created the latest Tropico 6 DLC – Caribbean Skies. The present in-game occasion for Tropico 6 – which has you searching the ‘Llama Piñata’ – will run till May 5, though additional celebration occasions are deliberate all through 2021.

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Kalypso Media can also be celebrating its 15th anniversary this 12 months as effectively. The firm was based in 2006 with simply two staff, and now employs over 150 individuals throughout 4 nations.

We requested the writer whether or not there was something extra deliberate for Tropico 6, or whether or not we are able to anticipate a Tropico 7 announcement. An organization spokesperson responded: “We will continue to add content to [Tropico 6], both paid and free, and though it is not yet time to announce anything more, we think fans will be happy with what we have coming.”

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You can learn our Tropico 6 review if you wish to discover out extra about what we take into consideration the most up-to-date iteration within the sequence.