Re: GAMES: Historical truths [was Re: The games are all crap...]

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Sat Jul 22 2000 - 18:52:52 MDT

"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:
> What I have extracted from the pointers there is enough to convince
> me that the PC version is not the "original" Empire game. It may
> be a knock-off or an alternately evolved variant.
> For the record, the original versions of Empire were circulating around
> USENET from ~1976 to ~1981 and primarily ran on PDP-11 hardware (because
> Peter Langston primarily distributed binary versions to my knowledge).
> Versions running on different hardware, networked versions, or substantially
> after that time period are likely to be knock-offs or parallel path
> developments.

Is this a game that would have been on mainframe machines or Prime

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