Excellent blast from the past I used to play this game a lot years and years ago. It is very addictive. Glad to see it come out on Android. My only complaint is that the Control Panel was a little difficult to customize. Besides that, very, very well done. But, beware, if you liked it before this will continue the addiction. Money well spent.
Frequent mid game crashes The original DOS version back in 79 was written for multi player game play. I admit that I've loved the hours I've spent on this but multi humna player would be far better. any chances of an upgrade soon. Recently the game has started crashing after an hour or so of play. I know, save often. But still, the crashes are bothersome. d
Absolutely love this game!!! Played the desktop version since the early 90's. If it hangs during saving the game or at the start of your turn, it may be maxing the capacity of your device. A 400x400 map would barely run on my tablet and my smartphone was fine until I had about 100 units on the board. A 50x50 map runs fine on both.
Great Game! I have been playing since Empire - Wargame of the Century (Interstel), through Empire Deluxe (White Wolf), Empire Deluxe (Internet Edition (PC version of this game with more players, head to head play, internet play, and ability to customize)), and now Empire Deluxe Mobile Edition. Game play is VERY similar to Interned Edition, but only 1 human player. Good implementation for touch screen. I have found larger maps slow down a lot, but on my mobile device, I tend to keep the maps smaller so the games don't take weeks to finish. Great for those short breaks at work or when I have a few minutes to kill - play a few turns of Empire! I much prefer the games where planning, strategy, and control are more valuable than speed and reaction time. Great work Mark! Thanks for extending this game into it's third decade of play and updating for the mobile platform!
Wargame of TWO Centuries! I started playing Empire over 25 years ago in the late '80s with a PC port of Walter Bright's original "Empire, Wargame of the Century". When "Empire Deluxe" first came out I was ecstatic! It was far beyond any strategy game of its time. I was so glad when Mark Kinkead re-released it for PC around the turn of THIS century, since my old floppy disks (ask your parents what those were) would no longer install. Now I get to play it again on my tablet. Hooray! After playing other wargames on android, I can honestly say that this version of Empire surpasses many, and holds its own against the very best on this platform. This game is an abstraction, not a simulation, and be prepared for it to take hours to play even the smallest scenario. However, I'm quite confident that this release will bring a THIRD generation into the fold of Empire junkies. Enjoy!
This app is awesome! I almost failed out of college because I spent so much time playing the pc version of this game back in the 90s. They left the game largely unchanged for the mobile version, except for the touchscreen functionality, which is excellent.
Various Fixes for 1031. Thank you for your feedback:
-Tutorial/basic game reloads could cause problems
-Transports not loading units before move.....
-Saves failing due to memory capacity were happening silently.
-Removed blocking conflict in combat sounds play
-Removed occasional stuttering when AI player attacks
-Damaged Transports were loading to full capacity
-Added Highlight option for active unit (on by default)
-Fixed typos in manual
-Button sound Slider removed from Android
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