14 January 2008

Conquest 4X Turn-based Game

Playing Conquest brings back memories of the Amiga 1000. Conquest is a simple turn-based 4X computer game set in a 26-star galaxy (stars are named A to Z), four types of space ships (scout, transport, cruiser and battleship), technology tree (velocity or speed, range and weapons) and a computer opponent. The computer opponent is pretty aggressive so even after many games, you can easily lose if you weren't careful. Each game took about 20 minutes to play, making it possible to play between assignments or while waiting for some computing task to finish (multi-tasking in the 80s was wonderful).

I first discovered the game, written by Bob Shimbo, on Fish Disk 24 then found a Windows version last week on Tim Walker's web site. Thanks Bob and Tim!

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