Conquest

Conquest in a nutshell

Conquest is an epic single player space empire game with extremely streamlined text user interface. The game covers it all; population management, technology research, epic space battles, brutal invasions, legendary discovery of new words and great loss.

Some players will find the text UI spartan and confusing, but after a few games you’ll find yourself controlling your fleets eyes closed and hands tied behind your back. Everything you have to do and need to know can be achieved with a few key presses. See the manual for details.

Origins

True origins of Conquest are largely unknown to me. I first encountered Conquest back in mid-90s on Amiga. I learned to love the game but eventually I moved on from Amiga and Conquest was forgotten for time being. In 2009 I remembered that the sources for Amiga port of Conquest were available. I downloaded the sources and quickly hacked them to compile on GNU/Linux.

Changes

This backport of Conquest fixes some annoyances I experienced in Amiga port of the game. For example, accidentally pressing quit key no longer passes the turn. Although various bugs have been fixed, I’ve been able to crash the game once. It should work much better than the original, though.

Source

You can download the patches sources from here or get the original sources from Aminet and patch the sources. Patches sources should compile cleanly on modern GNU/Linux.

Sources and the patch(es) here.

Start of the game Discovery of a new world Invasion Defending Brutal attack