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Europa Universalis IV Demo released!

Play Your Way with Your Friends Using Steamworks-enabled Modding and Cross-platform Multiplayer. NEW YORK – August 8th, 2013 – Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio today released a demo on Steam for their upcoming empire-building game, Europa Universalis IV, to allow players to take their first steps on the journey towards global domination.


 Europa Universalis IV, a game that lets you rule your nation with unparalleled freedom in the age of exploration, can now be sampled for free, tasting just a bit of power before the full game is released on August 13.Paradox also announced that the battle for conquest will take shape exactly as players desire, thanks to support for Steam Workshop for game modifications, and cross-platform multiplayer which will allow rulers to clash with the rivals of their choice across Windows, Mac, and Linux. Both Workshop support and cross-platform play will be included at launch.
Discover what conquest feels like by checking out the Europa Universalis IV demo here:
In the demo version of Europa Universalis IV, players can take up the flag of one of four available nations, sampling the trade system as Venice, going to war as the Ottoman Empire, founding new colonies as Portugal, or engaging in shrewd diplomacy as Austria. Demo games will last for 28 in-game years and include an extensive tutorial and hint system. The demo will not include multiplayer capabilities, and please note that the abilities to save & load have been disabled.
Read the full Europa Universalis IV demo description here:
Keeping a long-held tradition of community interaction and support, Europa Universalis IV intends to foster a strong ‘modding’ community through the support of Steam Workshop. For the first time in the series, players will be able to easily share their customizations to Europa Universalis IV with friends and fans through a central, easily searched repository, where fellow gamers can download and implement mods with a single click.
In addition, for the first time ever in a Paradox Development Studio strategy game, multiplayer matches in Europa Universalis IV will be fully cross-platform. Games will function just as if each player were using the same platform, whether they are playing on a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer, for both competitive and cooperative play.
Strategy fans can prepare for conquest by pre-ordering the empire-building game. Anybody who pre-orders Europa Universalis IV will receive all pre-order bonuses, including the recently announced Crusader Kings II save converter and a free copy of Crusader Kings II. Pre-order details can be found here:
Europa Universalis IV releases on August 13. For more information, please visit
About Paradox Development Studio - Strategy is Our game
Paradox Development Studio is the developers behind successful strategy franchices such as Crusader Kings, Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron & Victoria. Their strategy/RPG game Crusader Kings II is critically acclaimed and one of the highest rated games 2012 according to Metacritic. Paradox Development Studio is currently working on the upcoming empire building game Europa Universalis IV that will release the 13th of August. 2013.
The studio has been a leading developer of globally renowned, PC-focused strategy games since 1995. Today the Stockholm-based studio is the center of a vast community of fans and modders both, with a reach that spans the entire globe and a strong presence in the United States and Europe.
Paradox Development Studios believes in the power of the sandbox strategy game – a special kind of experience where you set your own goals and decide which tools you will use to reach them. Sandbox games give you unparalleled freedom to create your own destiny and write your own stories. When you play our games, we want you to feel that the fate of the world really does lie in your hands – and only you decide what that fate means.
Paradox Development Studios games can be enjoyed solo or multiplayer – up to 32 people can compete, co-operate or conspire in our rich historical games. Paradox Development Studio is also a big supporter of user created content; all of our games can be modded to match your heart’s desire.
Continuing to re-invent and advance each of these, as well as create all-new titles, is just one way the studio keeps it's 500,000+ member community coming back for more. Just as important is the studio's passion for rich strategy, shared by their fans, and their legacy of providing games so deep and challenging that each offers hundreds of hours of gameplay.
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