Global Rivalry is an upcoming DLC for Market Dominion, announced a long time ago and going through a hard times to get released. Even though we have such issues, we are trying our best to release it.
In the most recent time, there were some new information available about the DLC.
"Global Rivalry will contain 180 new companies - 15 companies per branch. 13 companies are pre-set companies, like the ones in the standard, vanilla game. The other two are custom companies, that player will be able to set information about - including the name, home state, as well as starting modifier! The companies editor will be available in the main menu, right after picking the single player game. Players have more control over the situation now..."
Custom companies and all the announced Global Rivalry companies will make it into the game! We have already worked on that and the editor is in progress, while all other companies can get nicely loaded.
"This DLC will also include new, extra mechanics. Global Rivalry will include Stocks and Global Investments".
Yup, that's right! Together with the companies, we will introduce two new, pretty interesting mechanics.
The article about Stocks says the following:
"Stocks are a way to invest in different companies, not taking a part in the game, called Stock Companies. There are 5 Stock Companies from 5 different branches. Their value in the market depends on various things happening during the game, such as events effects, companies' purchases and specialists upgrades. They directly affect the Stock Companies' values and their downward or upward tendencies. Whatever you will invest in, you can buy more stocks or sell them whenever you want."
The article about Global Investments says the following:
"Global Investments are a way to quickly spend your money. For a big prize, they will give you a lot of extras and positive effects for given amount of time. It is a good tool in the late game, when a lot of money is just laying around and could be spent on something else."
Right now there are no more details available, as we are still working on those mechanics and their functionality. They are roughly planned out and are being currently tested.
That would be it for today Dev Minutes! Thank you for reading!