Over its 250-year history the British East India company (EIC) became one of the most influential commercial and political organizations in the world. Its profits catapulted the British Empire to global dominance and shaped the fate of some of the world’s great nations. But its ascent was anything but easy, being torn by diverging interests at home and abroad.
John Company tells the story of the EIC from the inside out. Your goal is simple: use the Company's prestige, power, and trade profits to secure your place in British society. Guiding your scions through their careers, you will exchange favors for positions in London or plush colonial posts. But depending on the office you attain, you will face tough budgetary decisions and conflicting interests. Should a Governor conduct a campaign to expand company holdings or invest in his region’s infrastructure? Perhaps the honest tax revenues would be better diverted to expand his summer estate back home...