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Empire Deluxe Combined Edition is the latest in the classic Empire Series of games, which has spanned almost five decades.

This is a pre-sales event. Having just finished its successful Kickstarter Campaign,  this game should be available for download end of Fall, 2017, at which time the retail price will most likely be ~ $20 USD. 

You will receive the DRM Free Version of the Game when it becomes generally available. If the game is on Steam, this will include a Steam Key ( if allowed by Valve).

Wanna see it? Check out some of the stream videos  at https://www.twitch.tv/mokkbs .

Please see the rewards section below for additional fun levels.


The Game


Empire Deluxe is a game about taking cities. Starting with just one, the city enables a commander to produce units. These units in turn can directly attack or support the attack of more cities. Your imperialistic desires are not satisfied until you have taken every city on the map.

Then there is an added complication: 

There can be multiple opponents with the same goal. You cannot work with them to capture all of the cities. They don't want to work with you. You must work against them. You spend a good amount of time preventing them from taking your cities, and you try your best to capture their cities.


Additional rules can be added to the game at your discretion. The games can range from simple to moderately complex in nature, being small affairs or large epic conflicts, depending on how you configure the game.

Examples of some of the different ways you can set up a game:

  • Sighting/Exploration - Have the full map revealed and know where all units are, or make it a mystery you must discover
  • Number/Types of  Players - Add players, both human and AI 
  • Choose a unit set - Work with the simplest of units, to just take cities, or add submarines, aircraft carriers, artillery, engineers, spy satellites and even nuclear missiles..
  • Buy Points - start the game with a set of buy points to insta-build your force at the game start
  • Production Rules - Enable penalties for creating to much, have cities specialize in building a unit type or how efficient they are.
  • Supply - Exploit resources on the map  to use for faster and more efficient production
  • Maps/Scenarios - use predefined maps and scenarios to approach a game from a different perspective, or configure the random map generators to make a certain map topography for you
  • Alter Victory Conditions - change the challenge so that victory is achieve through regicide or a capital kill, or perhaps taking over a number of specially marked cities.

If working within the box is not enough, you can also modify the game with new and unique sets of units, use your C# programming skills to make a new computer player (or make adjustments to the current ones), build your own custom map generation, and even change all artwork in the game.


So What Makes Up Empire Deluxe Combined Edition?

The Combined Edition keeps the Basic, Standard and Advanced unit sets as they have always been, and tweaks the the Enhanced set, allowing users to pick and choose the rules and victory conditions they wish to use. 

Add to this recipe Hotseat/Email/Network multiplayer capability, along with the ability to modify how maps are made, how the AI behaves and even what Units do in the game.

Written in C#, using the Unity Engine, Map Making and AI code can will be open sourced and so that it can be modified by those interested. One of my goals is to make AI development easier than in the previous versions. 


More information regarding the features, rules and how it can be modified can be found in the updates of the Kickstarter Campaign.

Previously recorded stream sessions of the game can be viewed at https://www.twitch.tv/mokkbs .

Purchase

Buy Now$16.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $16.00 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Empire Deluxe Combined Edition (Win/OSX/Linux)
Empire Deluxe Combined Edition Manual - PDF 2 MB

Additional Levels Of Support During Pre-Sales

Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Hours Played Club

Your name is added in the credits with your best guess of hours of game time you have dedicated to the Empire Series. All hour estimates may be reported to the NSA for verification (regardless of nationality). If it is somewhere over 400,000 I may think you are being untruthful because the game just has not been around long enough....0 is a fine number – we welcome you!

I will contact you and request your hours. Please provide the appropriate email.

Also includes

  • The DRM Free Version of the Game when it becomes generally available. If the game is on Steam, this will include a Steam Key ( if allowed by Valve)

Please Note - Unlike the similar Kickstarter tier, this reward only includes one license.

Quote Smith

What hooked you before you ever played? – Baldwin and Rakosky added military quotes to the installation program to while away the time as the floppy disk churned and the massive megabyte or so game was installed on your expensive, top of the line VGA machine. Since that time I have enjoyed keeping a quoting mechanism in the game. It is time for you to add a quote. Must be a true verifiable reference, does not have to be military, but that is preferential (99%). All quotes accepted at my sole discretion and you may be asked to try again. Will not accept political stuff. If this is a quote that has previously been used in the game, we can still use that and credit you for it as it has special meaning to you. You will receive notice in the credits along with your quote. Only one person will get credit for citing any particular quote. 

I will contact you and request your quote. Please provide the appropriate email.

Also includes:

  • The DRM Free Version of the Game when it becomes generally available. If the game is on Steam, this will include a Steam Key ( if allowed by Valve)
  • Hours Played Club Credit

Please Note - Unlike the similar Kickstarter tier, this reward only includes one license.

Extreme Lover Of The Game

That's pretty obvious, and you will be credited as such. 

I will contact you and request your name for the credit.  Please provide the appropriate email.

Also includes 

  • The DRM Free Version of the Game when it becomes generally available. If the game is on Steam, this will include a Steam Key ( if allowed by Valve)
  • Hours Played Club Credit
  • Quotes Smith Credit

Please Note - Unlike the similar Kickstarter tier, this reward only includes one license.

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