[07/20] Completely blind game Chaeronea
ends when victorious Alexander (who else?) eradicates really all aliens
by turn 42, thus giving the final answer to the question of life, universe
and everything. Hall-of-Fame updated.
[03/10] Completely blind game Chaeronea
[11/08] Completely blind game Chaeronea
[05/21] Completely blind game Thermopylae
ends with the race of Therminators eliminating all alien life across the
galaxy. Hall-of-Fame updated.
[05/21] Completely blind game Marathon
ends with the race of WLs amazing the rest of the Galaxy by incredible
industrial might. Hall-of-Fame updated.
[12/11] Completely blind game Marathon
begins: players know no galaxy size, no number of races, no number of worlds -
[09/20] Completely blind game Marathon
[08/25] Fierce team game Crescent ends
upon turn 22 when team Triumvirate establishes Pax Romana by physically
eliminating all other races.
[06/20] Special interest game Orion ends
after turn 40 when MrCreosote is elected the President of the Galaxy by
the surviving races of Gunman and Trilarians.
[06/18] Game Pulsar ends after 77 turns when
the winner, Warlords, literally dwarf the rest of the galaxy combined in
terms of production capacity. Hall-of-Fame updated.
[06/12] Galaxy Explorer version 2.9 released. It includes the first XML
output module, incrementally modified data base format version 1.2, and a
bunch of important bug fixes.
[05/09] Tutorial game Academy1 ends after
predetermined 40 turns. Team Empire ends up on top. The full set of
Judge reports is published for the future
generations to behold.
[03/25] Galaxy Explorer version 2.8.3 released. It includes several
bug fixes inspired by the game of Orion.
[03/12] Fierce team game Crescent announced.
[01/31] Game Nova ends after 49 turns full of
profuse bloodletting. HungryEaters make it this time.
[01/21] Special interest game Orion starts
with an unknown number of races populating an unspecified number of planets
at server email@example.com
[12/23] Galaxy Explorer version 2.8.2 released. It includes several
new features required by the special game of
Orion and new utilities for converting
the game data bases between binary and textual formats.
[12/13] Game Cannae ends after 59 turns.
Free_Radicals take it all (nearly). Hall-of-Fame
[12/03] Tutorial game Academy1 starts
with 8 teams of two players each - a tutor and a pupil -
at server firstname.lastname@example.org
[11/18] Galaxy Explorer version 2.8.1 released. It includes a couple of
crucial fixes to the intercept machinery that are believed to have cut short
the game of Issos. It also includes features
required by the upcoming tutorial game Academy1.
[11/04] Galaxy Explorer version 2.8 released. The major new features are
the extended database format, dynamic game engine configuration, and
interface to the external map generators.
[10/31] A very special interest game Orion
[10/24] Tutorial game Academy1 announced.
[08/21] Galaxy Explorer version 2.7.4 released. This is the last release
based on the traditional database format.
[08/01] Galaxy Explorer version 2.7.3 released. The main new feature is the
optional extended report format.
[07/22] Galaxy Explorer version 2.7.2 released. This version re-introduces
the Quit command, and adds optional cargo ignoring shields and long planet
[06/05] Galaxy Explorer version 2.7.1 released.
[06/05] Galaxy Explorer version 2.7 released. Management extensions and
fixed "forecasting intercepts" are the main news.
[05/28] Game Cannae announced.
[12/12] Game Issos is cut short at turn 62,
one turn too early due to a mysterious program failure. Race Ghost wins the
[10/07] Galaxy Explorer version 2.6 released. International trade extension
is the main feature of this version.
[08/27] Galaxy Chart version 3.1.1 released. This is the first Galaxy Chart
version to emerge from the
[08/11] Galaxy Explorer version 2.5.1 released.
[08/11] Galaxy Explorer version 2.5 released. This is the first release
to come out of the
[06/04] Game Issos announced.
[05/16] The Eye Tyrants win the team game
[03/05] Team game Earth begins with eight
[02/25] Team game Earth announced.
[12/11] Game Hydrogen begins with 36 races.
[09/29] An alliance of three races petition for a cessation of hostilities
in game Omega.
[09/11] The Comicbook Heros win the team game
[05/24] Team game Venus begins.
[04/15] Game Omega (second try) begins.
[04/08] Sign-ups for new team and standard games announced.
[03/17] Games Psi and
Mercury end one turn early due to site
shutdown. Game Omega ends up being canceled.
[03/17] Explorer server at DTAI shutdown due to malicious hacker activity.
[01/13] Game Omega begins.
[12/24] Game Omega announced.
[11/18] Nephilim is declared winner of first ever Explorer Master's game
[11/17] New Explorer team game announced. See Games
[09/07] DTAI game server back up and running.
[08/01] Two new explorer games announced. See Games
[04/20] Latest version of Explorer source posted on web page. A link to
this may be found under Tools
[04/07] New game announced. See Games
[03/31] Game Gabrielle the first Explorer
game run from an "outside" site completes in just 55 turns.
[03/31] Game Pi completes after an exhausting 114
turns. Hall-of-Fame updated.
[01/13] New game announced. SeeGames
[10/21] Forecaster added. Orders receipt now come with a glimpse
into the future to see the most likely results of those orders.
[10/12] New partial bombing feature introduced.
[10/05] New game announced. SeeGames
[06/18] New rookie game announced. See Games
[05/29] New game option added. Players may now choose to label a planet
as being owned by a particular race. This planet will then show up as
being owned by that race until intel that says differently is received.
[05/08] New experimental power rating system is tried out in games
Sigma. Mostly positve feedback received so
[05/02] Global broadcast capability disabled to cut down on the noise
factor (and public debates about who is more morally despicable than whom).
[04/01] Games Rho and
Sigma began. Well, we
did say that they would fill up fast.
[03/30] New games announced. See
for all the details.
[02/06] Aaron Judd releases his GalaxyView tool for processing
Galaxy Explorer turn reports. You can download this from the
[02/01] New games filled and initial turn reports mailed out. This
means that there are currently three Explorer games being hosted at
this site. That probably exceeds our fun quota here. Anyone else
interested in hosting an Explorer game? If so, let us know and we
will do anything we can to get you started.
[01/26] Source updated and made available to the public. You can find
a link to the source in Tools
[01/25] New games announced. See Games
for all the details.
[12/22] Game Mu completes after running for 76
turns. Hall-of-Fame updated.
New game to start in January. Stay tuned for future announcementes.
[10/8] Annoying little defect fixed. Battle code was fixed to target
ships instead of groups. This removes the "advantage" of breaking chaff
into groups of one instead of sending them in mass.
[09/19] Game Omicron turn rate reduced to
three times a week amidst loud cries of protest from the avid gamers and
sighs of relief from the beleagured players who were feeling the pressure
of maintaining a life and a strong presence in the game.
[08/28] Game Omicron filled. First turn
reports mailed out. First set of turn orders due by Wednesday, September 3.
[06/22] Game Mu begins. Game is running three
turns a week. Turns are being processed at 1800 GMT MWF.
[05/29] Game Iota2 completes after running
for 77 turns at twice a week. Stay tuned for details about the next,
[03/31] Mac Turn Processor tool upgraded. Download the latest version
from the Tools page.
[03/12] Game Kappa completes. First test of
Explorer's automated end-game detection software.
[03/11] Routing in Explorer now matches routing in standard galaxy.
[03/10] Explorer source for UNIX machines made available.
[02/26] New record for fastest takedown is established. In game
Lambda a race was eliminated on the third
turn of the game. Moral of the story, a home world without defenses is a
potential colony for all its neighbors.
[02/24] Mac tool updated. Download this latest version of the Mac
turn report reader.
[02/04] Linux port complete.
[01/29] Game Theta finishes.
Announcements about game Lambda to be coming out soon.
[01/17] Web site is finally restored.
[12/23] Disk crash. Web site is lost and game play is interrupted.
[11/25] Explorer grammar enhanced. New recall command is implemented.
War and peace declarations now conform to the original galaxy grammar.
Defensive states for planets may be set as an option.
[09/28] Game Kappa is started for galaxy
[09/03] Web support for "frame-challenged" web browsers is added.
[09/02] In Theta, turn 12, a battle occurs
where the opposing forces completely annihilate each other, leaving only
the neutral observers to shake their heads and ponder the folly of war.
[08/22] Game Iota2 started.
[08/16] A success for the designers! In
Theta, turn 6, one race launched
a sneak attack against what he thought was another race's home world.
It wasn't. Duoh!
[08/12] Randomized the order in which player commands are executed.
This removes the advantage given to the lower numbered players.
[08/10] Added subject line to blind mailer's messages. To add a subject
to your messages, put:
Subject: message subject
before the address line of the message. If you have multiple messages in
a single file, you may have separate subjects for each message.
[08/08] Removed redundant 'Encounters' section. The listing of
other race's groups at the end of the report handled this better.
[08/04] Game Theta began.