Last updated by Trilarion on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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The aim of this project is to create a free (open source, OS independent) remake of the classic SSI game Imperialism. While the spirit and many concepts of the original should be preserved it should not become a pure copy but advance the concept in a sense that modern elements of strategic games are included as for example of the Civilization series.
Imperialism was a great game at its time, not only known for its strategic challenge but also for a great ambient sound. However running it on modern OS is difficult. Also some parts of the game design (like the battles) were bugged. That’s where this remake starts, providing a free, portable variant of the old Imperialism.
The game is written in Java using Swing for the user interface. The philosophy is to keep it as simple as possible, use standard/well tested libraries wherever possible and to demand clean, understandable code always.
We will make it a worthy tbs genre game requiring all your cunning strategic skills while playing but without too many complex rules. Balance is the key.
Several attempts at Imperialism remakes have been made in the past. This one has been started at the end of 2011 by a german strategy game lover. He played the original intensively when it was new and also recently played the game again, this time to get as many insights for the remake as possible.
For more information see the complete Authors list.
Take the Tour and learn about the features of the remake or see the screenshots.