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Star Empire

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Star Empire is part Galaxy Quest, part The Last Starfighter. Take on the role of a teenaged nerd whose favorite TV show / movie series / video game franchise turns out to be reality. Play minigames against the GM to assault the evil K'lor Empire. Face your older brother who turns out to be the Emperor's right-hand man. Resist seduction by the Evil Sexy Alien. Use your character's encyclopedic knowledge of K'lor battleship design to exploit the exhaust port flaw. It's part space opera, part nerdsploitation, and it's a lot of fun.

Star Empire is a short space opera game that won runner-up for the 2008 Genre Redesign Madness challenge, in which designers were challenged to come up with a new take on an established genre. The contest's organizer said of Star Empire, "So many entrants to challenges like these need to sit down with this game and realize that this is what a finished entry looks like." The entire game was written in 10 days, with line art by Emma White. 

This game is not completely polished (hey, it was written in ten days), but if I do touch it up to fix typoes or game balance, the update will be free. The download includes a pretty full-color version and a low-ink version to save your printer. 

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January 04, 2009
This title was added to our catalog on December 08, 2008.