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

Date: Sat Jul 22 2000 - 19:07:38 MDT

> > A PC version of the old EMPIRE game can be freely downloaded from:-
> >
> >
> 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.

This is indeed a different game, written by Walter Bright, who was a
year behind me in college and roomed across the hall from me. Walter
wrote the original version of his Empire in Fortran back in 1977 or so.
Later he co-authored a version for the PC which appeared in the late 80s.
But it is not the same Empire game that people have been talking about.

Walter went on to achieve considerable success as the sole author of
Zortech C/C++, a popular development system in the 1980s which was
eventually purchased by Symantec.


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