The Industrial Age is the ninth age in DomiNations and was released on 28 July 2015. It is obtained by paying 4,500,000 gold in the Town Center, and takes 10 days to complete. This age is succeeded by the Global Age and is preceded by the Enlightenment Age. It was the first age to be added to the game since its initial release.
The Industrial Age is a period of time of history of modern warfare, machinery, industry, inventions, colonization, science, modernization, upheavals, capitalization, and new resources. This age lasted from the 1850 AD/CE to 1920 AD/CE. The Industrial Age revolve around the Industrial Revolution, which begun in the Enlightenment Age in Great Britain. In the Industrial Age, machines had replaced production using hands. New fuels were popularized such as coal, oil, and famously; steam. These fuels are used for new types of transportation such as steamboats and trains. Factories are built to support the textile industry; the most common industry. Canals, railways, and roads were built to help transportation. Population increased dramatically and the economic system of capitalism has emerged. Many countries have experienced economic growth from this new system. Africa and Asia became modernized from colonization or treaties such as South Africa and Japan. China moved away from monarchy to democracy and began to modernize immediately. New inventions were created such as the telegraph, modernized light bulbs, the biplane (the first modern airplane), telephone, photography, steam engines, trains, bicycles, and cars. Biology had become advanced through Charles Darwin and Chemistry had become advanced and popularized. However, the Industrial Age had its disadvantages too. Working conditions were poor such as child labor and workers lived in squalor. Capitalism was disliked by philosophers and Socialism was created. Colonization was still harsh and many of the most famous wars occurred. The United Kingdom had to deal with Boers and Zulus in the Anglo-Zulu War and the Boer Wars. The Boxer Rebellion had been countered by the Western powers and Japan in China. The federal United States had to fight the Confederate States in the American Civil War. France tried to stop the Germans from growing too powerful but failed completely in the Franco-Prussian War. Russia and its weak and oppressive government were taken over by Communist revolutionaries. And one of the most famous wars of all; World War I. World War I revolves around the assassination of an Austro-Hungarian archduke in Serbia. The belligerents were the Central Powers consisting of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire and the Allied Powers consisted of the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Japan, and Russia (Russia went to peace after Communist takeover). Tanks were created and built. New guns such as machine guns and anti-tank rifles were built. Biplanes, triplanes, and bombers were produced dramatically. World War I had about a staggering forty-million casualties and empires had declined then. The mighty British Empire had weakened and the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires had collapsed and dissolved. The Global Age had begun after the upheaval of World War I.
Before the Industrial Age was released to the public, many of the top players had hacked and got the Industrial Age early. Big Huge Games then deleted the hack and lowered any player that is in Industrial Age back to the Enlightenment Age by then.