Earlier this year Argonauts Interactive ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for Colonial Conquest. This game was none other than a total homage to the 1985 video game of the same name.
The brand new Colonial Conquest puts players in the shoes of one of their preferred empires (France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Russia, USA) and lets them set forth on expanding their control in the 1800s and 1900s. Both single player and multiplayer games are permitted.
Colonial Conquest is a Windows-only game and has launched onto Steam with a 10% discount. That drops it down a tad to $8.99 (if you buy prior to August 4). The Steam release includes achievement support, but no trading cards.