today announced they are accepting applications
for the upcoming beta test of Tropico 5
, the next installment of the Tropico city-builder series developed by Haemimont Studios
. The game takes the series into a new and exciting direction - dynasties. You, as El Presidente, will first take control of the infamous island of Tropico during early colonial times and then guide it through the centuries as the world changes and moves ever forward. You must tackle the changing needs of your people, as well as opposing governments and factions, and thus lay the foundations for your own dynasty.
As you move through your years in office you can promote members of your extended family on the island to positions of power: such as ambassador, commanding general or even Supreme Ruler, to ensure your legacy thrives through the eras. As your influence and wealth grows, so do the threats to your burgeoning island superpower.
In addition, Tropico 5 features advanced trading mechanics, technology, scientific research trees and island exploration, plus cooperative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players.