Galaxy (video game)

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Galaxy
Galaxy (video game) (Cover).jpg
Developer(s)Microcomputer Games
Publisher(s)Powersoft, Inc / Avalon Hill
Designer(s)Thomas Cleaver
Platform(s)Apple II, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore PET, Commodore 64, DOS, FM-7, TI-99/4A
Release
  • Galactic Empires: 1979
  • Galaxy: 1981
Genre(s)Simulation, Strategy

Galaxy is a 1981 video game published by Avalon Hill and developed by Microcomputer Games for the Apple II, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore PET, Commodore 64, DOS, FM-7, and TI-99/4A. It was originally published as Galactic Empires by Powersoft, Inc. in 1979.[1]

Contents[edit]

Galaxy is a strategy game of galactic conquest for 1-20 players, in which the object is to own the most planets at the end of a number of turns preselected by the players.[2]

Reception[edit]

Bruce Webster reviewed Galactic Empires in The Space Gamer No. 31.[3] Webster commented that "It is one of the five best computer games and easily the best multi-player computer game I've ever seen."[3]

Dana Holm reviewed Galaxy in The Space Gamer No. 61.[2] Holm commented that "In the multi-player computer games market, there are not that many games. This is a welcome addition to that collection."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Galaxy: Designer's Notes" (PDF). Computer Gaming World. No. 2.1. Jan–Feb 1982.CS1 maint: Date format (link)
  2. ^ a b c Holm, Dana (March 1983). "Capsule Reviews". The Space Gamer. Steve Jackson Games (61): 41.
  3. ^ a b Webster, Bruce (September 1980). "Featured Review: Galactic Empires". The Space Gamer. Steve Jackson Games (31): 14–15.