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Offworld Trading Company: The Europa Wager Announced

Stardock and Mohawk Games announce The Europa Wager, a second expansion for Offworld Trading Company they say is coming to the interstellar commerce game "soon." There's a rundown on this on the Offworld Trading Company Website and the Steam Listing for the add-on is now online. Here's the pitch:
Today, Stardock and Mohawk Games announced The Europa Wager, the second expansion for Soren Johnson's economic strategy game, Offworld Trading Company™. The all-new addition to the Offworld series will take players to the frozen moon of Europa, where numerous cracks on the surface make building and sustaining new structures a challenge.

Offworld Trading Company is a real-time strategy game in which money, not military force, is the weapon. Stake claims to resources, extract and develop them into goods and upgrades, all while buying and selling in the real-time, player driven marketplace.
Some of the highlights in The Europa Wager include:

  • New planet: Europa
  • New resources: Methane, Magnesium
  • New buildings: Methane Extractor, Gas and Hydrothermal Plants
  • New scenarios

The Europa Wager's scenarios provide a host of new challenges to overcome as you try to establish a new colony that will stand against the frozen elements. Like the rest of the Offworld series, the expansion brings real-world elements into its gameplay. For example, although water will not be hard to find on the frozen moon, aluminum is non-existent.