I got the game Europa Universalis III a couple months ago and its been occupying most of my free time since then. Basically, the game lets you play as any country in the world that existed between 1399 and 1821, and guide its development. After a brief test game as 17th-century Russia, I started my first full-length game as the Vijayanagar Empire. The political situation in India in 1399. Vijayanagar (the light blue kingdom in South India) is just one of many regional powers, but its production of valuable spices for European markets gives it a decisive economic advantage. The most powerful Indian state is the Delhi Sultanate (light green), but after being ransacked by the Timurids (red) in 1398, it has entered a period of decline. India in 1709. I have unified the subcontinent, creating Hindustan. I have by far the largest economy in the world and also one of the largest armies and navies. The Hindustani Empire in its full glory. Light green=territories directly administered by Hindustan (Hindustan proper, Madagascar, Horn of Africa, Qatar, Indian Ocean islands, Sabah, parts of Malaysia and Indonesia, and Australia). Dark green=Hindustani vassals (Burma, Thailand, Vietnam).