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GalaxyNG (Galaxy Next Generation) is a free play-by-email (PBeM) interstellar strategy wargame for multiple players. Each player gets to play one race in a galaxy filled with many planets. Races begin with one or more populated homeworlds and the other planets are empty. The object of the game is to conquer the galaxy by colonizing and developing uninhabited planets, researching drive/weapons/shield/cargo technology, building warships and attacking neighboring races. Players use turn viewers to display the map and create commands (orders). You email orders to the GalaxyNG game server and the server sends you the expected results (forecasts) of your commands. If you are not satisfied with your orders, you can resubmit them over and over again until the turn deadline. When the server runs the turn at the designated time, all players' commands are executed simultaneously. You receive a turn report and can then start preparing orders for the next turn. Most games run two or three turns a week. Winners are listed in the Hall of Fame.
Original GalaxyNG Author: Frans Slothouber
Additional Contributors: Ken Weinert, Steve Webb, Christophe Barbier, Jacco van Weert, Tommy Lindqvist, Rogerio Fung
Original Galaxy Code: Russell Wallace, Tim Myers, Robert Stone, Mayan Moudgill, Graeme Griffiths, K Pankhurst
Based on Galaxy V3.52: Copyright 1991-1992 by Russell Wallace, Copyright 1993 the Galaxy PBeM Development Group.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA