GameSpy have posted a Supreme Ruler 2010 Dev Diary in which George Geczy, the lead programmer, talks about development deals and beta tests. Heres a snippet:
"One of the most important things that happened recently has been our agreement with Strategy First for worldwide publishing of SR2010. In a world filled with corporate "big suit" publishers that have tossed out innovation and fresh ideas in favor of formulaic games and knock-offs, Strategy First is a refreshing change. From our list of potential publishers, Strategy First was our first choice -- primarily for their willingness to give new concepts a chance. In fact, they're very much like the way companies like Microprose and Sierra used to be. We're thrilled to have signed a deal with Strategy First to bring our product to retail shelves."