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Diplomacy is Not an Option is a city builder game developed by Door 407. The game was set to release for early access for Microsoft Windows on Steam on January 26, 2022, but it has then been delayed to February 9, 2022.

The full wiki for this game can be found here.


The game features numerous mechanics common among other city builder games that players will need to keep track of, such as food scarcity (which can cause soldiers to starve on the battlefield), disease management (plague is afoot), and the need to protect homes. Players will also need to carefully manage the city's economy and ensure they don't run out of resources (food, wood, stone, iron, and gold) in order to effectively defend their city from invasion. and they will also have to manage resources carefully to keep their folks alive and the city defended.

The game also features more realistic physics with the developers stating that there are "no hit-scan crossbows to be found here!". With this in mind, Archers and siege engines will need clearer lines of sight to hit their targets, making defensive planning tower placements crucial.

System Requirements[]

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

  • OS: Windows 7,8,10 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3450 / AMD X8 FX-8350
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 760 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 1 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 compatible

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