Developer diaries

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Developer diaries are articles, sometimes accompanied by videos, published by Paradox to describe the game design in detail.

Victoria III

All developer diaries about Victoria III (base game).

No. Title and Link Description Date
26 Peace Deals ... 2021-12-02
25 The Cost of War ... 2021-11-25
24 Navies and Admirals ... 2021-11-18
23 Fronts and Generals ... 2021-11-11
22 The Concept of War ... 2021-11-04
21 Diplomatic Plays ... 2021-10-28
20 Diplomatic Actions ... 2021-10-21
19 Relations and Infamy ... 2021-10-14
18 Rank & Prestige ... 2021-10-07
17 Migration ... 2021-09-30
16 States ... 2021-09-23
15 Slavery ... 2021-09-16
14 Political Movements ... 2021-09-09
13 Standard of Living ... 2021-09-02
12 Treasury ... 2021-08-26
11 Employment and Qualifications ... 2021-08-19
10 Infrastructure ... 2021-08-12
9 National Markets ... 2021-08-05
8 Institutions ... 2021-07-29
7 Laws ... 2021-07-22
6 Interest Groups ... 2021-07-01
5 Production Methods ... 2021-06-24
4 Goods ... 2021-06-17
3 Buildings ... 2021-06-10
2 Capacities ... 2021-06-03
1 Pops ... 2021-05-27
0 The Vision The vision for Victoria III 2021-05-21

Heart of Darkness

All developer diaries about the Heart of Darkness expansion.

No. Title and Link Description Date
6 Industry Improvements Changes made to Industry and a few misc changes. 2013-03-28
5 Colonies in the Heart of Darkness A disscusion on Colonisation. 2013-03-21
4 Wars and The Military Changes made to wars and the military in general. 2013-03-14
3 The naval system Changes made to the Naval system. 2013-03-07
2 The Crisis System A look at the Crisis system and some of the AI improvements. 2013-02-28
1 Newspapers! A look at the Newspaper system. 2013-02-21

A House Divided

All developer diaries about the A House Divided expansion.

No. Title and Link Description Date
15 Keep the good times rolling Naval Rally Points, Auto-split units for transport, Attachable units, Visible country borders, Promotion/demotion/migration rework, Tech AI Improvements and New modding format. 2012-02-10
14 Mapmodes Mapmodes for RGO output, Population density, Nationality, Spheres of influence, Supply limit, Party loyalty, Migration, Civilisation level and Relations. 2012-01-13
13 Christmas Special! A mini dev diary. 2011-12-20
12 Investing in Projects and Interface Improvements Production, National Focuses and Recoloring. 2011-12-16
11 Rise of the Noble Savage Military and Economic reforms for uncivilized nations and westernization. 2011-12-09
10 The Great Game, Communism and Decisions Changes to influence and flavor names for wars. 2011-12-02
9 Popular Movements Reform and rebel movements. 2011-11-25
8 Foreign Investment New tab added to show overview of investments. 2011-11-18
7 This is my rifle, this is my gun! Leader Prestige, New Sprites, Late Game Improvements and Mobilization Changes. 2011-11-11
6 China New Chinese Substate system. 2011-11-04
5 Message system Pop-ups, notification icons and other messages. 2011-10-28
4 Party Loyalty and National Focus New Party Loyalty mechanic and improvements to National Focus interface. 2011-10-21
3 War Justifications New system for declaring war. 2011-10-14
2 Railroads and Tradegoods A new screen added along with changes to economics and terrain affected railroads. 2011-10-07
1 A House Divided Title announced. 2011-09-30

Base game

All developer diaries about Victoria II (base game).

Victoria II
No. Title and Link Description Date
29.2 Civilizing an Uncivilized State ... 2010-06-23
29 No Diary - Paradox at E3 Convention ... 2010-06-16
28 Current Development Status ... 2010-06-09
27 Historical Flavor in V2 ... 2010-06-02
26 Military Miscellany: Reserves, Mobilization, Blockades, Leaders ... 2010-05-26
25 Teasers from Johan ... 2010-05-19
24 Lower House Politics ... 2010-05-12
23 Gold ... 2010-05-05
22 Loans and Debt ... 2010-04-28
21 Events ... 2010-04-21
20 National Focus (includes colonization) ... 2010-04-14
19 Technology : Introduction ... 2010-04-07
18.5 Religion in V2 ... 2010-04-01
18 Great Powers and Global Rank ... 2010-03-31
17 The World Market ... 2010-03-24
16 Elections ... 2010-03-17
15 POPs and issues, further elaboration part 2 ... 2010-03-10
14 POPs and issues, further elaboration part 1 ... 2010-03-03
13 Upper House & Reforms ... 2010-02-24
12 Military ... 2010-02-17
11 Pops & Issues ... 2010-02-10
10 Pops and the End of Manual Promotion ... 2010-02-03
9 Diplomacy ... 2010-01-27
8.1 Bonus Screenshot ... 2010-01-19
8 The Artisan ... 2010-01-13
7 Taxation and Maintenance ... 2010-01-05
6.5 Modelling Nationalism: Integrative and Disintegrative ... 2009-12-25
6 Production and Unemployment ... 2009-12-16
5 POPs: Bureaucrats and the Clergy ... 2009-12-09
4 The Economic System: Introduction ... 2009-12-02
3 Design Philosophy for V2 ... 2009-11-25
2 The Map ... 2009-11-18
1 Why Victoria II? ... 2009-11-11

Videos V3

Developer video diaries and developer's let's play sessions on the various expansions.

Videos
No. Title and Link Description Date
10 Victoria 3 - Monthly Update #5 November ... 2021-10-16
9 Victoria 3 - Monthly Update #4 October ... 2021-10-19
8 Victoria 3 - Monthly Update #3 September ... 2021-09-14
7 Victoria 3 - Monthly Update #2 August ... 2021-08-10
6 Victoria 3 - Monthly Update #1 July ... 2021-07-15
5 PDXCON Remixed - The Art of Victoria 3 ... 2021-06-09
4 PDXCON Remixed - Vickynomics ... 2021-06-07
3 PDXCON Remixed - Together for Victoria ... 2021-06-04
2 PDXCON Remixed - Welcome to Victoria ... 2021-06-02
1 Victoria 3 - Game Vision ... 2021-06-01
0 Victoria 3 - Announcement Trailer Announcement trailer to Victoria 3 played in PDXCON 2021. 2021-05-21

Videos V2

Developer video diaries and developer's let's play sessions on the various expansions.

Videos
No. Title and Link Description Date
3 Victoria II: A House Divided - Video Dev Diary 2 - Diplomacy ... 2011-01-26
2 Victoria II: A House Divided - Revolutions Video Developer Diary ... 2011-01-12
1 Victoria II: A House Divided Developer Interview ... 2011-12-07