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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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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April 12

The Baker's Dozen Build



Build #013 is now out of the oven and ready for consumption. This build has dealt with some network play issues and some other minor things. The release notes for this version are here: http://killerbeesoftware.com/edce/dev

This build is telling me that the time for “Early Access” is growing short, and the game will soon be in full release. This does not make the assumption that there are no more bugs, or that nothing else can be added, but I definitely believe the game has reached a good confidence level in its stability. If this build goes as well as expected, then the EA time will soon draw to a close.
If you have not been tuned in, there is a discussion going on in the Steam forums about building the AI. The details are here in this thread:

https://steamcommunity.com/app/742700/discussions/0/1696043806564552535/

To my knowledge this is the first independent attempt to build it from someone seeking assistance, and we have encountered a couple of pitfalls. But I do believe we are almost there. If you are feeling brave, you should give it a try. Also, the process to make a World Builder is close to the same, so if you want more control over how maps are laid out, then you should give that a shot. If you have questions, lets talk about it!

--Mark
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April 4

A Few Shout Outs


Them!


I have build 13 in the oven, but I suspect my schedule is going to get the best of me and I will not get the build fully tested for a release until next week. I am turning my hamster wheel as fast as I can, but as you should know I am a one man shop.

But this got me thinking that I want to give a shout out to some of those that are helping spread the word for the game either through videos, or mods.

First I want to shout out thanks to Das Tactics, who has made some videos of Empire Deluxe. He plays a lot of interesting stuff and I have watched him on several occasions to get a feel for a title. He is quite prolific and it is obviously a labor of love. His channel can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/user/Das24680/featured

And then there have been a couple of series by Time And Tactics, who has an interesting play style and explains a lot of his strategies a his games unfold. He is obviously a huge strategy gaming nerd, like the rest of us! He has some interesting play-throughs of various games here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjRoLbPgX1dMq01Go1FBf6Q/videos

We cannot forget Dr. Matt Barton, of “Matt Chat”. Last year he did an interview with Mark Baldwin, and he has hundreds of episodes interviewing a lot of gaming industry names and such. If you like gaming and have a been a gamer for a while, you definitely want to check him out: https://www.youtube.com/user/blacklily8/videos . You may even learn something about beer.

For mods we have some pretty serious ones going. WWII Weasel has released a mod, and tells me he is close to releasing a second. Info on his first mod is here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/742700/discussions/0/1700541698702292519/


Gryphin Rampant has been pinging me for quite a while about his attacking Ants mod. He has released an initial version of it now, and it can be found here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/742700/discussions/0/1697169163401242013/


Then a little while back I mentioned Andrew Young's contribution, which is discussed more in this update: https://killerbeesoftware.itch.io/empire-deluxe-combined-edition/devlog/28144/another-map-and-a-world-viewer


I would like to encourage you to help EDCE along if you can, by talking to your friends about it, making a video, maybe doing a stream, writing a review as to why you like it.

You can also add to the game by sharing a map for us to enjoy, making a mod, or making something else we had not considered. The game thrives on a sharing community.

If you are doing something you would like me to share, do drop me a line.
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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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