An atypical desert scenario (there is water), but where one resource is scarce. May be played with one or two human players as long as they set themselves up as player #1 and #3. You will need a quick start to survive and be frugal with what you use your resources to build.Singleplayer also : yes
This is a 2 human vs 2 computer, standard victory condition scenario with a Stone Age start and default resources. Each player starts on a different island where the scarcest resource is trees. The map is designed such that players will fight over trees and it will take a long time to gather them since you cannot initially build a storage pit adjacent to the forests. The game will develop slowly for this reason but I like the idea. Land is also limited so this shapes up to be mostly a naval battle. The map serves the purpose but is very plain otherwise and not very attractive. I would score this higher except for the computer players - why are they there? Make it 4 humans, improve the map and this is a much better scenario.