Risk + Catan?

By Rogue Dakotan, in Gearworld: The Borderlands

This game looks neat. Would I be wrong in saying it looks like Risk mixed with Catan? The map and conflict with the other players reminds me of Risk and the resource trading reminds me of Catan.

I'll be keeping my eye on this game.

Not completely wrong. I would say it is more Diplomacy than Risk since combat is deterministic and alliance-based. But if the point is, "conquest game + Catan," yea, you've got it. I wouldn't have been surprised if this was an inspiration for Settlers, but a quick search doesn't reveal any connection.