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Space Empires: IV Gold Ships

by Thomas on March 4, 2002 @ 8:55 p.m. PST

Shrapnel Games is proud to announce that the latest game from Malfador Machinations, Space Empires: IV Gold, has shipped. Pressrelease, details on this game and information on how to order can be found below.

Space Empires: IV Gold Ships.
The culmination of the Space Empires series begins trek to consumers everywhere.

Space Empires: IV is widely considered the grandest Space Empire Building 4X games of all time, the winner of numerous awards and accolades from the online and print media. Now take your SE:IV experience to a whole new level with Space Empires: IV Gold! Simply put this is a must have for any fan of 4X games and includes the following new additions to the all-star original:

-Full TCP/IP Support.
-Drones fully implemented in code.
-New System Graphics and Types: stellar core fragments, organic infestations, comets, stars forming, spacial ruptures, red giants, and more!
-All sounds reworked from 8 bit to 16 bit 44.100 khz Stereo.
-Along with updated old sounds an entire new set of sound effects and a game option to choose either for game play.
-New 120+ page manual written by experienced computer game industry technical writer.
-Map Editor included on CD.
-200 megs of user created "mods" for the game – new technologies, new components, new race styles, and more.
-Mod Selection utility on CD.
-Expanded info and support for SE:IV PBW site (
-Additional features requested by modders – data file changes history, satellite and weapon platform range bonuses, more empire settings in the AI files, increased number of system types, control over number of starting AI players, more facility families, multiple bitmaps per vehicle size, and more.
-Improved AI tactics.

Timothy Brooks, President of Shrapnel Games, cautioned, "This is the largest pre-order in the history of Shrapnel Games. We want everyone to know that we will work feverishly to get this game shipped. But, our current system can only handle so many orders per day. We are expecting to have all pre-orders out by Thursday, March 7th, and then we will start filling orders placed today. Please be patient as we work to get the thousands of pre-orders on their way to consumers."

Space Empires IV Gold can be purchased directly from Shrapnel Games at their website. It retails for $39.95.

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