I’m popping this from the Kickstarter thread to its own topic, because Empire was awesome.
So What Makes Up Empire Deluxe Combined Edition?
The Combined Edition keeps the Basic, Standard and Advanced unit sets as they have always been, and tweaks the the Enhanced set, allowing users to pick and choose the rules and victory conditions they wish to use.
Add to this recipe Hotseat/Email/Network multiplayer capability, along with the ability to modify how maps are made, how the AI behaves and even what Units do in the game.
Written in C#, using the Unity Engine, Map Making and AI code can will be open sourced and so that it can be modified by those interested. One of my goals is to make AI development easier than in the previous versions.
Over the period of this Kickstarter Campaign, there will be detailed explanations of the rules, the units, the victory conditions, the modification possibilities, some streaming play of the actual game, and a few other surprises. It is my goal that you are familiar with many aspects of the game before the campaign ends.
The game will most likely retail for $20 USD
Here’s the latest video of this work-in-progress: