Tuesday, September 05, 2006

What is Master of Orion?

Master of Orion is a 4x strategy game where you attempt to conquer the galaxy. You build starships, colonize other worlds, manage your economy and engage alien races in both diplomacy and battle. It is a turn-based strategy game so you can play at whatever pace you feel comfortable with.

The original Master of Orion was release in 1993. It was one of the most successful 4x space games in the early 1990s. Its graphics are a considered old now but it's still a fun game to play. If you look around I'm sure you can find a downloadable version of it online.

Master of Orion II was released in 1996. It improved the graphics and added more features to the game play. It also added multiplayer so quickly became the popular version to play online and is still played today by many moo fanatics. You can still buy it online through various online retailers.

Master of Orion III was released in 2003, it attempted to have every feature imaginable and ended-up being too complex for most people. There are some mods available that make it much more playable.

I picked the name "The Last Orion" because it seems like the popularity of MOO has dipped so low that only a few dedicated fans still play online.

It doesn't look like there will be a MOO4 developed unless it's an unofficial fan based creation.


  1. Feel free to post suggestions for content.

  2. When you like fiction you should probably develop some stuff for a moo4. I have heard that the story in moo3 wasnt that bad....well I havent checked it yet. When you dont like parts of the moo3 story, keep in mind that even in Dallas our beloved Bobby was alive once again after the producers realized their mistake.

    Or some story for LBs forthcoming Angry Ants Mod....

  3. Good idea. I might have to check out some of those MOO3 mods and patches to see how playable they can make it.

  4. I had bought this game MOO3 I'm playing it but would like to tell me about multiplayer is there any server? Active community?
    Also, I would really like a MOO4 with enriched science facts :)