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Wage galactic war against both your friends and enemies in a battle to move up the leader board and become the most powerful empire in the galaxy.

Starpires (Starpires.com) is a turn based, massively multiplayer, space themed, empire building/strategy game based off of the wildly popular BBS game from the early 90's, Solar Realms Elite.
Key Features:

  • Colonize up to 10 different types of planets and manage your empires economy.
  • Build a military force both for defending your home world and conquering others.
  • Research new technologies and upgrades.
  • Do battle with other empires through a variety of attack types, invasions, guerilla attacks, chemical and nuclear strikes.
  • Deploy a wide range of insidious covert operations against your enemies.
  • Create alliances and manage diplomatic relations.
  • Move up the player rankings to become the most powerful empire in the universe.
  • Starpires is free to play!!!

Create your empire now!

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The first new Starpires (Starpires.com) universe since the games original launch is now open to players. Though there has been nearly 100k signups for Starpires, previously all players were added to the same Starpires universe. This meant that you were often trying to move up the rankings against players that may have been playing for over a year.

New Starpires server, Alpha Sector is now open.

Alpha Sector the first of many new Starpires servers will give players a fresh start at the game. It also includes some much needed tweaks to game balance and feature enhancements. It's planned to launch additional servers over time, many of which may incorporate very different game mechanics, speeds and overall goals.

All servers will be accessed via a single account on Starpires, and a "command center" is provided allowing players to switch between or create empires on new servers. Within the first 24 hours since Alpha Sector was brought online over 1,300 empires have been created.

Starpires Re-implements Boost System

Starpires Re-implements Boost System


A re-implemented boost system has been launched on Starpires, adding greater strategic depth to the game.

Starpires Space MMO, Reaches 50k Players

Starpires Space MMO, Reaches 50k Players


Starpires, a space-themed, strategy MMO by independent game developer Bad Pug games has reached 50k total signups.

Ready to Rule the Galaxy?  Space Strategy Game Starpires Launches

Ready to Rule the Galaxy? Space Strategy Game Starpires Launches


Independent game developer Bad Pug Games has announced the launch of it’s flagship space strategy game, Starpires. A free, turn based, massive multiplayer...

The History of Starpires

The History of Starpires


The back story and development history of Starpires, going back to the good old days of gaming at 2400 baud.


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I love this game and play it daily. It's very simple, and at the same time strategy and planning can go deep. There are a lot of options to work with or against other players, and there are a lot of ways to build yourself up and attack others.

The core of the game itself though is simple and quick to get into. Ditto for Nesh82, more turns please!

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An excellent game!
You can experience all the aspects of running a large galactic empire from managing your resources and army force to entering conflicts and making alliances with other players empire. I like the diplomacy and how the communication between players flow. Merging forces together to hit larger empires is a very cool thing. Through research you can gain some pretty cool abilities like adding some more power to your defense/offence or spying strategy. At first i had some trouble getting around(until i played a few turns), but then i got addicted! More turns please!!! :) 9/10

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I love this game and play it daily. The basics are simple, but there's a lot that you can do.

Sep 8 2011 by kolf45

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