1602 A.D. is a Real-time strategy video game developed by Max Design, and published by Sunflowers for the PC in 1998/2000.



There are three different types of elements in the game - trading, building and fighting. You have to find an isle and begin to build up your empire. Fight against pirates and your competitors. There are over 90 buildings, 30 different jobs and more than 300 different isles. There is a tutorial for beginners and scenarios for more advanced players. The videos are rendered, and the game supports a resolution up to 1024 x 768.


Reception & Legacy


There is a screensaver that will activate if you leave the game inactive for too long. It shows a beach with a hammock and the tide coming in. Also the sound of the tide is in the background.