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Dinosaur sightings: Empire Deluxe


Just about everyone who claims to be a video gamer keeps a special place in their heart for certain specific games. These are the games that invoke the fondest memories and never fail to make you smile. Even the march of time cannot diminish the allure of these old games. While several games have achieved this status for me, the one I keep coming back to is Empire: World at World and the sequels Empire Deluxe and Empire II: The Art of War.

Empire was the computer game that ignited my turn-based strategy game addiction. It was my first just one more move game.

Mark W. Kaelin

By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.