Try this - old style PBEM, the game has been running since Jan 2015:
For those whole ever played Galaxy* games (PBEM).
For those, who like Master Of ORION-ish games...
The game is turn based, i.e. the game server makes a turn, sends you a report, you analyse the report using an existing Report Viewer application, create your orders and send them back to the server. It reminds a chess game, but you play against many other players at the same time. The game server simulates an expanding universe with already thousands of star systems and a number of races. Some of the races are ruled by the real human players, some - by the server (AI nations). You may join as a new race (or nation). In this case you will be placed in some sector of an existing galaxy, having just one planet and some initial resources to start. Then you will try to research and occupy the nearby systems, design and build various ships, negotiate with your neighbours... You also may join to an existing race which has no owner.
Your goal in the game is to dominate in your galaxy, become a Master or even an Emperor of the Galaxy. To achieve that you need to defeat your neighbours and expand colonizing more and more star systems. You need to build up a strong economy and powerful fleet. Even if you have succeeded in your goal and eliminated all the opponents in your galaxy, the game isn't over for you if you want to continue. You can explore the space, find another galaxy and invade it...
The Universe is unlimited. Currently it has 3 galaxies and more than 4000 star systems. The Universe is expanded when necessary to fit new races. Every turn thousands of ships are being built, traveling in different destinations, clashing in hundreds battles and being destroyed. Every turn tens systems get colonized, or invaded or bombed out. It's always something going on...
The main features:
- unlimited number of players
- unlimited Universe
- possibility to design your own ships with different components (lasers, cannons, shield,...)
- lots of automation to make your race manageable when it grows up
- existing GUI to view reports and prepare orders
- rich set of commands
- never ends: players can join/quit any time
- galaxy aristocracy - climb up to be a King
- and lots more. Please visit http://galaxy.magix.net/public/ for details