Discovery: In the Steps of Columbus

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Discovery: In the Steps of Columbus
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Developer(s)Impressions Games
Publisher(s)Impressions Games

Discovery: In the Steps of Columbus is a computer game developed by Impressions Games in 1992 for PC/MS-DOS computers.


Discovery: In the Steps of Columbus is a historical simulation involving discovery and conquest with ships exploring the world. The player settles in and builds ports in new lands, and if the settlers survive natural disasters and attacks by natives, they clear the land and explore as they build permanent settlements. The player competes against computer-controlled opponents from other countries, which results in confrontations as they build their empires.[1]


The game was reviewed in 1993 in Dragon #191 by Hartley, Patricia, and Kirk Lesser in "The Role of Computers" column. The reviewers gave the game 3 out of 5 stars.[1] In a 1993 survey of pre-20th century wargames, Computer Gaming World <gave Discovery two stars out of five, calling it "Slow, dull, user-unfriendly".[2]


  1. ^ a b Lesser, Hartley; Lesser, Patricia & Lesser, Kirk (March 1993). "The Role of Computers". Dragon (191): 57–62.
  2. ^ Brooks, M. Evan (August 1993). "Wargame Survey Version 2.0". Computer Gaming World. p. 128. Retrieved 12 July 2014.

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