Empire Deluxe Combined Edition is the latest in the classic Empire Series of games, which has spanned almost five decades. 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.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Empire Deluxe Combined Edition is in early access as it is a new product with limited development resources, and quality is very important. The focus of this EA is to insure quality, and possibly to explore the extra features the Steam environment provides.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“A rough estimate of the time in EA would be one to six months.

The developer has zero interest in an endless EA period, but the game will exit early access when the developer feels it has reached a level of stability that meets his high standards. Though testing has been done, it is probable that some issues will be discovered when the community increases. Killer Bee Software is a development shop of one, so EA is an important step to insure quality to the larger whole.

If further really cool features are determined, the EA period may get extended as those are introduced.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The core game play is already in this version, but after EA it may provide more features that work with the Steam environment or any thing new that comes up. There most likely will also be AI interfacing improvements and functionality, depending on the participation of the community in attempting to alter the AI source code.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable. All core game play features are set and ready to go. The game has been in testing for several months by a few dozen Kickstarter backers. The widened exposure of the game to a much larger audience may cause issues lying in wait to surface.

"Core Game Play Features" In The Game Now Include
-Solitaire Play with multiple AI opponents from three different AI code bases
-Map generation for game play
-Map/Scenario Builder
-Email/Hotseat/Network Play
-Four built-in Unit Sets
-Unit Set Modification Section to enhance/alter and make new unit sets.
-Fun”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Retail price may not change when we leave early access. It will not cost less.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Community feedback will be very helpful during EA. The developer hopes to address to issues brought up both in the Steam forum and via contact at Killer Bee's website when possible. Responders may be asked to supply (if possible) saved games or output logs from the game in order to address issues they may be having. Together we make it better!”
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About This Game

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

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.

So come back to the classic 4x strategy wargame that has inspired so many other games!

Features include

  • 4 Built-In Unit Sets, each a progression from the previous: Basic, Standard, Advanced and Enhanced.
  • Anywhere from 6 to 30 unit types, some including land, naval, air, submarine, artillery, engineers, satellites, missiles unit types.
  • 3 uniquely different AI players
  • Optional additional rules and victory conditions.
  • Maps of virtually unlimited size
  • Play Solitaire or Against Humans in Hot Seat, Email and Network Play.
  • Built-In map/scenario editor.
  • Built-In Unit Set Modification Editor allows you to make adjustment to the unit sets.
  • AI player source code available online to make your own AI players.
  • World Building C# source code available online to make your own map makers.
  • Hours of Fun, for many even as much as hundreds or thousands! And a game you may still be playing in 2045 on Mars. (Interplanetary play not yet implemented).

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 512 MB of RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.5
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 512 MB of RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 512 MB of RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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