Imperium is an open source game of intergalactic exploration, warfare, and economics. Imperium has no set goal, and fairly flexible rules about what you can do, thus, while a single player could run their own game just for the fun of exploration, they would be missing out on most of the aspects of the game with no one to compete against.
Up to 253 players can be on at a time, and they can communicate with “telegrams” (private discussion) and a chat room. There are several races that you may choose from, and when creating a new player your starting ship will be on your races home planet. The game is roleplay-encouraged and it is possible to declare relations with other players and races.
The general layout of the Imperium “universe” is a rectangular array of “galactic” sectors. Each galactic sector contains a 10×10 array of “sub” sectors.
Imperium does not require your computer to have or support graphics, but an 80 column (or more) display is recommended, and the ability to display and send both upper and lower case letters is required.
- True multiplayer game.
- Real time and turn based.
- Can be played as a team game.
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