Age of Wonders features six different factions at launch.
For instance, the Amazon is an all-female human faction which uses dinosaurs as their mounts and weapons, while the Kir’ko is a group of insectoid species which uses melee as their main form of offense.
The player, who assumes control of a commander of one of the factions, is a customisable leader figure who can explore the planet, engage in diplomacy, endorse covert operations and spying activities, and declare war.
The world’s map is broken down into different sectors.
Each sector has two different biomes, which can be exploited for production, food, research and energy.
As the players expand, they will control more cities, each of them can be managed separately.
Players can scavenge resources on the map for research and invade hostile camps to seize their technology.
The game introduces the “Doomsday tech”, which is a skill tree that ultimately unlocks a weapon of mass destruction. The player can also build navy fleets and an airforce.