Victoria: An Empire Under the Sun is a RTS (real-time strategy) game that was first introduced in 2003. The game spans from the 1800s up to the early 20th century. Players need to manage a colony while taking care of six other aspects in the game namely politics, diplomacy, industrialization, technological research, diplomacy, and warfare. The main goal of the game is to get as much victory points as possible by the game’s end. Victory Points can be garnered in three different ways. These are:
• Military – Players can get victory points in the military category by increasing the size of navy and army units.
• Prestige – Victory Points are awarded for colonizing territories, researching of new technologies, and implementing reforms.
• Industry – In the industry category, Victory Points are awarded for making improvements in the transportation network or by building new factories.
Victoria provides more than 40 different resources for users to collect. Some of these are coal, opium, different types of precious metals, steel, and different machine parts for creating buildings. There are two types of military units available – naval and land. The game also has an expansion pack called Victoria: Revolutions. Additions in the expansion pack include more eras of play, and a new military and economic system.