The Empires project is pretty much dead in the water right now, as you can tell from the lack of any recent news. Please don't email us asking about our progress. Any new information will be made available here as soon as we know.
August 1996 08/12 We've been included on a summary of Internet-based multiplayer games. See what everyone else is doing here.
July 1996 07/30 A new book on the Internet for children is being written by Philippa Wingate for Usborne Publishing. A section on gaming will include screenshots from Empires.
June 1996 06/28 We've been too busy playing Quake lately to get much done. Sorry! 06/30 News has been reordered to show the most recent info up top. About Us has been updated as well.
May 1996 05/07 No new news lately, and we apologize. Development has been partially halted as we decide where to take our product. 05/28 We're starting over so we can use Java for a number of technical advantages. We should be back on track before long. 05/30 We've reopened the text-version of empires just for kicks at empires.stanford.edu:6666
March 1996 03/08 Client was released to a few selected testers for comments. Reviews are good. A foreign magazine has already queried us about an article. We're only a month through the project! *smile*
February 1996 02/03 WorldBuilder 1.0b1 has been released. 02/05 The Room Editor is in alpha and ready for use. 02/07 We are planning to integrate the Room Editor into WorldBuilder. 02/08 The web pages moved to a new address. The previous account didn't support CGI. 02/09 We expect a version of the client that players can use to be ready in about a week. 02/12 The client screenshot has been updated to show a newer version which will go out to the developers in a couple days. 02/13 A general alpha release for anyone to download should come online around March 1st. 02/17 The MUD version of Empires has been closed. Further development on that site will not continue. Empires is moving into a client-only stage and is currently accessable only to the administrators. Continue checking here for updates to that status. When we are ready to begin accepting players for testing, it will be announced here. 02/28 A new version of the client was released. Screenshots have been updated. Go take a look!
January 1996 01/22 The first alpha release of the client has gone out to the Empires developers. 01/25 The first alpha of WorldBuilder is available.