The War Game of the (last) Century


This is a Mac port of the original and ancient EMPIRE. Those of you who are more than 40 years old may remember this mother of all strategy games. Please refer to the detailed description on playing instructions ( „Empire.pdf“ ).

And also, please don’t blame the quite poor graphics on me; I just ported the original version and added only a few Mac specific extensions.

Version History

This version of EMPIRE requires system version Mac OS X 10.11.

Special credit goes to the author of the original game, Walter Bright: https://classicempire.com

orig-Version 4.3original DEC/VAX-FORTRAN version, developed at Caltech
orig-Version 5.04, 1984port to IBM/MVS FORTRAN at DESY, Hamburg by Joachim Mnich
Version 1.0, 1991port to Mac MPW-C by Frank-Peter Poschmann
Version 2.0, 2003port to Carbon Mac OS X
Version 3.0, 2017/2019Swift on macOS and iOS

Disclaimer Agreement and Freeware Notice

Users of this version of EMPIRE must accept this disclaimer of warranty:

This version of EMPIRE is supplied as is. The author disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability and of fitness for any purpose. The author assumes no liability for damages, direct or consequential, which may result from the use of this version of EMPIRE.

This implementation of EMPIRE is Freeware. If you like it send me an E-Mail.



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