The ancestor of all expand/explore/exploit/exterminate games.

Empire is a simulation of a full-scale war between two emperors, the computer and you. Naturally, there is only room for one, so the object of the game is to destroy the other. The computer plays by the same rules that you do. This game was ancestral to all later expand/explore/exploit/exterminate games, including Civilization and Master of Orion.


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NEWSproject news
BUGSknown bugs
vms-empire-1.13.tar.gzgzipped source tarball
READMEroadmap file
vms-empire.htmlHTML rendering of vms-empire.xml

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Recent Changes

        Add an identifying magic cookie and version to save files.
        Full ANSI prototypes for private functions as well as public.