EMPIRE

Atari ST - 1991


Empire was an adventure/strategy simulation game where the player was responsible of a mining colony on Mars. However, soon after the game starts the player receives a distress message from Earth before the home world goes completely silent.

The player has to build a scout ship to reach Earth and see what's going on there, and this includes finding a way to mine Phobos and Deimos. When they finally reach Earth, everything is destroyed there - and they find messages indicating that alien ships suddenly appeared and obliterated the Earth's global defense system. But the player soon loses contact with the scout ship and realizes that he also gave away his position to the unknown invader... and that the same invader is coming from a mysterious planet between the orbit of Mars and Jupiter, how could this be?

Like most of my games, Empire was far from being completed. It is a shame because I did write a whole story for it, and I thought the final game would have been fun to play, mixing strategy and adventure elements.







ORIGINAL ARTWORK (1991)


EMPIRE is 1991 - Laurent KERMEL