Hi, I'm in the mood to play a resource management game on the side of my current ME2 playthrough / 1 day a week WoW raiding. Other than the likes of Sim City and Tropico, it's hard to find well reviewed resource management games. It's a plus if it's on Steam, or any other digital distribution (such as download from their site), but not a requirement.
What I might look for:
* Where I build up resources / an empire with an avatar, or have a more off the side type of manager role (like in Football Manager type games, Sim City, etc).
* It can be realistic, set in medieval times, fantasy, or sci-fi. Doesn't matter where or when.
* It doesn't matter if I spawn with a boat, a shuttle, or just a guy trading resources.
* It doesn't matter if it's 10 years old. If it's awesome, it's awesome.
I think you get the picture. If it's about building the biggest goat farm, and it's a good game, I'm interested. I just want my resource management "fix". Any suggestions?