In East India Company, players assume the role of Governor Director of one of the East India Companies or other rival companies. There are eight nationalities to choose from: British, Dutch, French, Danish, Portuguese, Swedish, Italian or Spanish. Your goal bring new colonies and wealth such as: tea, spices, gold, diamonds and other precious cargo back to Europe, but you must dominate the other rival empires along the way. Wars will be waged and blood will be spilled. Conquer the open sea and explore 40 different cities, towns and villages.
Starting modestly, you will build your fleet, establish connections to far away countries, and keep the rivaling nations at bay. Choose from an array of ship classes, types of transport and military vessels: small sloops, schooners, brigantines, frigates and ship-of-the-line. Create different fleets and assign them to specific trading routes. Controlling well situated ports and upgrading them is one key to success.
Conflicts and wars are inevitable. When hostile fleets engage each other, the spectacular naval battles are fought at a real-time tactical level. Devastating broadsides are fired with a deafening roar and cannon balls tear through enemy ships and their crew. For greater tactical depth, you can, at any point, take direct command of any of your ships and feel the battle close up! Fight against the other European powers to create a trading empire that will rule above all others!
Declare war on rival empires fought at a real-time tactical level.
Command ships and fleets independently.
Wage war on the vast open sea.
Sink your rivals ship or board them to take control in bloody hand-to-hand combat.
Hire and manage your own crew.
Buy guns and ammo.
Repair and upgrade your ships at port.
Buy and sell goods.
Establish profitable trading routes.
Open diplomatic relations or declare war.
Negotiate tense political situations.
Lead the most powerful company in history.
Take over colonies and expand your empire.
Build a powerful fleet to rule the seas.
Conquer strategic ports.
Accomplish tasks ordered by your company or the Crown.
Multiplayer (Internet or LAN) Features:
Supports up to 8 simultaneous players.
Player statistics tracked on the EIC game server.
Raise your ranking by thwarting your opponents.
Head-to-head missions are a true test of strategic skill.