The World Is At Your Feet – Europa Universalis IV Developer Diaries Launched

Explore, Conquer and Rise to Power in New Version of Landmark Game. Stockholm, Sweden – September 7 – Every Friday from now until release, Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio will take you deep inside the development of their grand empire building game Europa Universalis IV. Find out more about Europa Universalis IV, where you as a player can pick your favorite from hundreds of countries, every one of them unique, and govern it however you choose in an addictive battle for survival, for territory, or to bend history itself to your will.
In the first diary, Johan Andersson, Studio Manager at Paradox Development Studio focuses on the Europa Universalis IV map:

"If the world of Europa Universalis IV is your playground, then the map is the sandbox – this is where you shape your plans and turn various traits associated with the territories into mighty empires. If you are familiar with Paradox Development Studio (PSD) games, then you already know that the map is almost everything. The map is where the magic happens. You know it, we know it."

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To fulfill your quest for global domination, the award-winning Europa Universalis series that has sold over a million copies and redefined grand strategy gaming for a generation is back. So prepare to experience the drama that only the grand stage of history can provide. Following on the success of the critically acclaimed Crusader Kings II, Paradox Development Studio wants you to gorge yourself on strategy, and see just how much you can take. It's the Age of Discovery, after all.

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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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