Empire (PC, 3 1/2" Disk and 5 1/4" Disk) Interstel Corporation - 1987 USA, Canada Release

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Empire
Packaging cover Empire.
Product ID 18439-01297
Product UPC 018439012976
Platform(s) PC
Packaging Retail Box
Media 3 1/2" Disk and 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1987
Publisher(s) Interstel Corporation
Category(s) Entertainment, Strategy
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Empire "Wargame of the Century" Version 2.0 by Walter Bright and Mark Baldwin.

Once again, the vast interplanetary space under the Alliance's sovereign jurisdiction is being attacked by the tyrannical Krellan Empire. Even the hapless neutral planets that reside in the Krellan designated war-ways are being scattered like cosmic dust.

In a well-known sector of Alliance controlled space, Krellan-induced hostilities threaten to eliminate the very life of small but significant civilized planets. Alliance leaders, recently apprised of the Krellan's "Operation Big Brother," are readying a special task force to try and unite each planet by forming a counter-empire.

Your level of experience and performance as an Alliance Commander has earned the respect of not only Alliance leaders, but also that of the Alliance's armed forces. Their survival has often depended on your strategic expertise, skill and cunning in several of your past missions. This unique level of experience has earned you the offer of Generalship of the Special Task Force. As an emissary emperor on the planet you will have locally produced armies, fighters, destroyers, submarines, troop transports, cruisers, aircraft carriers, and battleships at your command in a full-scale planetary state of war.

Empire "Wargame of the Century" is a game of strategy conquest and empire building. Starting with only a single city, you set out on your quest to explore and conquer a vast uncharted world. As your armies encounter and subdue hostile cities, your production capacity increases. You must decide what each city should produce to best aid your war effort. You will soon have at your command armies, fighters, and a powerful navy. However, your aspirations to be emperor are not achieved easily. Opponents are also attempting to build empires. There can only be one winner in this war, and only through exceptional strategic and logistic skills will final victory be yours!

Empire features:

  • Real strategy game.
  • One to three human or computer players.
  • Computer players use artificial intelligence (choice of standard or expert levels).
  • Land, air, and sea combat.
  • Unit types include armies, fighters, submarines, destroyers, aircraft carriers, battleships, cruisers, troop transports (you can even name your ships!).
  • Supports color and black & white displays using full windowing.
  • Mouse or keyboard control.
  • Save and resume game in progress.
  • Multiple difficulty levels.
  • Hidden movement- you never quite know what your opponents are up to!
  • Over 30 commands available.
  • Advanced player interface and command features.
  • Millions of different worlds to conquer.
  • Unique world building feature- the computer can build a world, or design your own.
  • A permanent battle record is kept for each player.
  • Unique play-by-mail feature.

System Requirements

PC MS-DOS 2.0
Required CPU XT 8088/8086
Required RAM 512K
Supports Mouse Yes

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Retail Box cover Empire. Retail Box back Empire.

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