Publishers Interste, New World Computing, Killer Bee Software
Developers Walter Bright, Mark Baldwin, Bob Rakosky, Mark Kinkead
Release date 1977
Genre Strategy
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Game Description

Empire (or Classic Empire) is a 1977 turn-based wargame with simple rules. The game was conceived by Walter Bright starting in 1971, based on various war movies and board games, notably Battle of Britain and Risk.[1] The game was ported to many platforms in the 1970s and 80s. Several commercial versions were also released, often adding basic graphics to the originally text-based user interface. The basic gameplay is strongly reminiscent of several later games, notably Civilization.

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We might have the game available for more than one platform. Empire is currently available on these platforms:

PDP-10 (1977)

The original Empire released on PDP-10 is a lost video game. However, the game was re-released as Empire: Wargame of the Century and Empire Deluxe which you can download.

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