welcome to california

The year is 1849, and gold has just been discovered in California. You decide to head out west, to seek fame and wealth in the approaching Gold Rush.

Will you strike gold and become an overnight mining magnate? Or will you build your fortune bit by bit by supplying 49ers with pickaxes and blue jeans?

There's more opportunity here than mere gold dust or the occasional riverbed nugget. The Gold Rush of 1849 transformed California from provincial backwater into an economic powerhouse.

Are you ready to forge a new state with this ragtag group of prospectors and pioneers?

Get ready to stake your claim.


classic city management

1849 is a city management game for tablets and PCs, set during the California Gold Rush. With all of the peril and possibility of the new frontier, 1849 challenges players to build a thriving mining empire in 19th century California. Inspired by games such as Caesar III, SimCity 4, and the Civilization series, 1849 strives to bring an immersive simulation game experience into the mobile age.


immersive simulation

Your task in 1849 is to build towns, populate them with workers, and make sure that those workers are housed, fed, and entertained. You will have to manage and coordinate extensive production networks to supply workers with their daily requirements, and engage in trade with nearby towns. 1849 features over 50 resources that players can dig up, farm, refine or manufacture as they build more and more complex towns and cities.


vivid old west towns

1849 is set in a rich visual world. The buildings lining the streets are directly inspired by surviving buildings in California's Gold Country and from photographs dating to the 1850s. The streets and workplaces pulse with activity as the workers of 1849's towns and cities - all in period dress - go about their daily business.


20 challenging scenarios

1849's 20 campaigns that trace the development of the Gold Rush throughout northern California, from mining camps in the High Sierra to the bustling city of San Francisco. Each scenario challenges you with a unique set of starting conditions, victory goals, and obstacle events.


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