Influence is a highly immersive space strategy MMO. Players compete against each other in a massive economic simulation where the goal is to expand your Influence throughout the Adalian asteroid belt.
The “Exploitation” release is heavily focused on the foundation of the fledgling Adalian economy. Players will begin to expand their influence through the control of valuable resources and supply chains in order to produce goods and provide services. Players will need to maintain a careful balance of resources to build up infrastructure and continue to stay competitive within the Adalian asteroid belt. Focusing on specialization and maximizing efficiency in an ever-changing environment will be some of the keys to success.
In later phases of the game, “Discovery” and “Conflict”, players will advance technologies, invent new items and, eventually, engage in full-scale combat. Influence is for the player that loves the emergent gameplay and vibrant economy of Eve Online, the strategic focus of Stellaris, the sense of scale in the X-Series, and wants to own their experience and help shape their universe. It drives the player to answer the question: How will you expand your Influence?
After a 150 year journey and repeated difficulties the colonists have arrived on Adalia Prime, Adalia’s largest asteroid, and are working to set up a robust colony. In the beginning, players (Adalians) are dropped into an unfamiliar world and need to quickly adapt to survive. Players will be able to begin exploiting the resources of Adalia Prime, or travel to and begin exploiting other asteroids in the Adalian system to help support the growing need for resources.
Through cooperation between Adalians and the skills of individuals, players will be able to expand to and colonize the furthest reaches of the Adalian asteroid belt. There are many challenges that players will face, and they will need to balance multiple priorities while trying to expand.
Thankfully for the Adalians the ship that brought them to their new home, the Arvad, provided the first set of materials they needed to build the makeshift colony on Adalia Prime and begin their expansion. Each part of the ship, down to the nuts and bolts, was utilized, and all. spare parts and materials were broken down and put into the first marketplace for the colonists to buy with their newly created currency: SWAY.
The initial settlers of Adalia were given an allotment of both SWAY and materials for their dedication and hardwork in getting them to their new home, but this was only a start, and the challenge of survival was only beginning.
In “Exploitation” players will need to master many skills to take on the belt and compete within the expansive universe that is Adalia, including:
Exploitation will be filled with tactical decision making, forming alliances, competing with others for market share and supply routes, and attempting to assert oneself as a titan of industry. Forging alliances and negotiating will be extremely valuable. Utilizing careful coordination, brokering trade deals, and timing outputs to ensure the efficient crafting and delivery of goods in a timely manner, will allow a player to continue to grow their influence within this expansive and challenging world.