Master of Orion

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Microprose released Master of Orion in the year 1993. It's a very good science fiction strategy game, part of the Master of Orion series. Master of Orion is protected, runs on DOS and can be played by 1 player.
Awards and accolades:
status: protected game protected
released: 1993
publisher: Microprose
developer: SimTex
designers: Stephen Barcia
keywords: science fiction, procedural generation, turn based
series: Master of Orion


Technical details

system: DOS
view: varied
multiplayer: single player only
input: key keyboard, mouse mouse
distribution: floppy3 3,5 floppy disk, cd cd-rom
graphics: VGA
sound: Adlib, Covox, Roland, Sound Blaster, MIDI, Pro Audio Spectrum, PC speaker
popularity: 4304 page views

Facts and trivia

There is no multi-player mode, only contests against AI opponents on the user's computer.

Initially the game was completely mouse-driven, but the version 1.3 patch introduced hot keys for many functions.

Star Lords, dubbed "MOO 0" by fans, was the foundation of Master of Orion. Star Lords was an unpolished prototype and never commercially released. Steve Barcia demonstrated it to MicroProse and to gaming journalist Alan Emrich, who got so enthusiastic that he and his friend Tom Hughes helped Barcia to refine the design. Emrich and Hughes later wrote the strategy guide for the finished product.

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