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Offline Greybriar

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Kickstarter: Empire Deluxe Combined Edition
« on: August 10, 2017, 12:19:19 PM »
Attention Retro Gamers:

I learned about this kickstarter awhile ago and simply had to back it. I didn't play Empire, but I played a lot of Empire Deluxe back in the day. I enjoyed it so much back then that I want to play it again even though it hasn't changed much in the last 24 years. Have a look:

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Re: Kickstarter: Empire Deluxe Combined Edition
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 04:56:02 PM »
Alternatively play Advanced Tactics Gold, which seem to have much of the same game functionality, with more detail, and far better graphics too...

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Re: Kickstarter: Empire Deluxe Combined Edition
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 05:27:15 PM »
Ah, Empire Deluxe. I still have the original CD around here somewhere. Many hours of good times back in the day.  O0
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Re: Kickstarter: Empire Deluxe Combined Edition
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 05:27:33 PM »
Definitely recommend ATG.

There is also Empires of Steel which I believe is based on the Empire system. I just Googled it to see if it was still available as I bought it a few years ago, it is and now for $1 (pay what you want) from the developers site here http://www.empiresofsteel.com/ there is also a demo if you don't want to risk $1, it was even updated in February so the developer is still supporting it even though it was released c2010.
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Re: Kickstarter: Empire Deluxe Combined Edition
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 05:33:45 PM »
Empires of Steel is closer to Empire Deluxe gameplay-wise. I haven't played it in a while. The problem I had with it was that the graphics were way too small for me. I need to see if that was ever fixed.
Also similar was Global Conquest. Great game that was never remade or updated.  :(
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Re: Kickstarter: Empire Deluxe Combined Edition
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 06:24:36 AM »
I played Empire Deluxe for hour upon hour back in the day.  Not sure I could go back to it now though.

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Re: Kickstarter: Empire Deluxe Combined Edition
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2017, 10:12:53 AM »
Definitely recommend ATG.

There is also Empires of Steel which I believe is based on the Empire system. I just Googled it to see if it was still available as I bought it a few years ago, it is and now for $1 (pay what you want) from the developers site here http://www.empiresofsteel.com/ there is also a demo if you don't want to risk $1, it was even updated in February so the developer is still supporting it even though it was released c2010.

Oh wow.  I had my eye on Empires of Steel for a long time, but always held off -- partly because of the price (IIRC, it was initially sold for $40, which was way too steep in my estimation), but also because I didn't want to deal with Battlefront's DRM bullcrap.  Now, though, I think I'll finally pick this one up.  Thanks for sharing that, Wolfe

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Re: Kickstarter: Empire Deluxe Combined Edition
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 03:25:45 PM »
I didn't realize you could also get a license for The Perfect General Internet Edition if you back this. I loved that game as well. I'm in.
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Re: Kickstarter: Empire Deluxe Combined Edition
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2017, 04:00:14 PM »
Empires of Steel is closer to Empire Deluxe gameplay-wise. I haven't played it in a while. The problem I had with it was that the graphics were way too small for me. I need to see if that was ever fixed.
Also similar was Global Conquest. Great game that was never remade or updated.  :(

Empires of Steel had one of the worst AIs ever.

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Re: Kickstarter: Empire Deluxe Combined Edition
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2017, 07:29:39 PM »
I'll have to look but I'm sure that somewhere I have both my original Perfect General 3.5 floppy and my Perfect General II CD and expansion. Possibly even the Lost Admiral games...
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Re: Kickstarter: Empire Deluxe Combined Edition
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2017, 06:44:39 AM »
I'll have to look but I'm sure that somewhere I have both my original Perfect General 3.5 floppy and my Perfect General II CD and expansion. Possibly even the Lost Admiral games...

Another great oldie.  :smitten:
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Re: Kickstarter: Empire Deluxe Combined Edition
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2017, 09:33:54 AM »
I may contribute to this one.  I played the original DOS Empire to death.  I kept my original box.  I almost bought the Killer Bs version many times.  For $13 and a very high probability of not being vaporware, it seems reasonable.

I agree that Advanced Tactics is also awesome.  But AT is not a world wide, strategic game to the extent that Empire is.  Both are excellent and both are inexpensive.