Rulers of Nations is a geopolitical simulator of the current world. Players play heads of state or governments (presidents, kings, prime ministers . . . ) of the countries that they choose at the beginning of the game. They can take initiatives in several areas—economic, social, military, domestic and foreign policy, environment, culture, etc.
All the countries of the world are represented, with their variables and their own modes of functioning.
The game includes phases for economic management, trade, wargame, construction, espionage, simulation, and political manipulation.
Two game modes are available :
- Global competition, mode that can be played solo or with multiple players, which sets 16 great nations against each other (played by artificial intelligence or other human players). In this mode, no holds are barred in the race to become the greatest nation in the world. The players can choose their secret objectives that will increase their score once they are reached. Online player rankings, as well as a list of matches currently playing are available on this site.
- World simulation, where the player leads one of the 170 proposed nations. There are about 20 contextual scenarios in tune with current events such as "Get out of the world crisis", "Afghanistan: The new Vietnam?", and "Terrorist threats at the 2012 Olympic Games in London!".
Source: The Game Website.