Upon booting up a new game of Pride of Nations, the upcoming strategy game that models the era of the Industrial Revolution around the world, I poked around among the screens. I discovered that I can research molasses extraction centrifuges, which are represented by the above picture. Industry! These centrifuges will improve the efficiency of my sugar plantations. Also available on the research screen are standardized screws, schools of forestry, and the first synthesis of colourants [sic] and perfumes. I am simultaneously fascinated, delighted, and horrified by this level of detail. I’m not sure I need to actually play the game. I could occupy myself for hours just poring over the armies and leaders and policies and resources and cities and colonies and shipping navies, even before they get molasses extraction centrifuges.