Games reflecting life [was Re: No AI for Nano/No Nano for copyloads]

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Sun Jul 16 2000 - 07:05:57 MDT

Emlyn wrote:

> In this game, you play a fantasy province; Orcs, elves dwarves, halflings
> (yawn, yep same old stuff). It has a interestingly simplistic geographic
> model - there's no map, you just exist in this abstract world, with a
> certain amount of acres of land, all kinds of production statistics and
> settings which lead ultimately to an expansion rate of population
> (particularly limited by land) and income level (production rate of gold).
> You use those things to make an army, and you use your army to get more
> land.

Gadzooks, this sounds like a cross between Middle Earth and Empire.
Your summary would agree with conclusions that were reached by many
of the first Empire addicts (including myself) back in the mid
1970's when Peter Langston first made the game available.

Did anyone else on the list ever play Empire?
Also, is there a URL for Utopia?


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