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Astro Empires

Astro Empires is a browser-based real-time sci-fi strategy MMO featuring primarily text-based gameplay. Construct buildings, research new technologies, and commission a fleet to attack and defend against other players.

Publisher: Cybertopia Studios
Playerbase: Low
Type: Browser Strategy Game
Release Date: May 2006
Pros: +Easy to pick up and play. +Appeals to competitive and casual gamers. +PvP centered gameplay.
Cons: -Slow paced progression. -Balance issues between subscribers and free players.

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Overview

Astro Empires Overview

Astro Empires is a text-based space strategy MMO available on internet browser, with a mobile-friendly skin available released in 2012 that allows play from any modern smartphone or tablet. Gameplay is similar to OGame, although in comparison has more updated graphics and animations, a more realistic universe, and lacks some of its pay-to-win elements, being supported mainly by subscriptions. Players begin on a random planet on a map, tasked with building resource generating plants to begin the great resource management simulation that comprises most of the game. After getting settled in consistent resource production (consisting of Population, Energy, and Area), players move on to research new technologies that are supported by defensive structures and facilities, including a shipyard that allows players to begin building their fleet. Once they have a fleet constructed, they can move onto a second planet, attack other players, and join one of the game’s established guilds to enter a network of active players that can help protect against enemy attacks. The game moves forward similar to this, with its own diplomacy and politics coming from its social and PvP elements.

Astro Empires Key Features

  • Text-Based Gameplay – Astro Empires can be accessed from nearly any device with a mobile connection.
  • Strategic Resource Management – focus on resource management to balance the growth of your galactic empire.
  • Variety of Buildings and Ships – tons of options in terms of research, focus, and fleet building to construct and utilize.
  • Player Run Guilds – join up with game veterans, friends and other new players to get tips and organize group attacks and defenses.
  • PvP Centered Gameplay – attack other guilds to build your empire and dominate the universe.

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System Requirements

Astro Empires Requirements

Operating System: XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Equivalent
Video Card: Any Graphics Card (Integrated works well too)
RAM: 512 MB
Hard Disk Space: 100 MB (Cache)

Astro Empires is a browser based MMO and will run smoothly on practically any PC. The game was tested and works well on Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox and Chrome. Any modern web-browser should run the game smoothly.

Additional Info

Astro Empires Additional Information

Developer: Cybertopia
Release Date: May 2006
Game Engine: ASP.Net Framwork

Founder/Genderal Director: Nuno Rosario
Operations Manager: Bruno Rodrigues
Community Manager: Colin Palin
Customer Support: Sonia Mangerona
Designer: Luis Correia, Helder Baptista
Developer/Designer: Miguel Ramos

Development History / Background:

Astro Empires was developed by the Portuguese studio Cybertopia. It was one of the first sci-fi themed browser strategy games and boasts over 40,000 active players. The game is available in over thirteen languages and the official site offers both desktop and mobile versions for optimized access based on the user's device. Built on the Asp.Net framework, Astro Empires does not require any download or browser plugins to play.