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Birth of a rebel, how Melissa Hoven modeled to become our NPC rebel character


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"Imperial Wars has exceeded my expectations. I knew when I read the design document that it had the 'simple complexity' that always results in a great game, with exceptionally high re-playability and fun. It is that and much more;"

- Aaron Cammarata
Designer, Tony Hawk, Pro Skater
Versions 1,2,3,& 4
IWars beta tester


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We’re happy you are here visiting the Imperial Wars website. As you may have heard from friends or reviews, or you may have experienced yourself, Imperial Wars is an immersive strategy game that can fit comfortably into your real life. While you are here we hope you will look around at features of this unique strategy role-playing game that offers a robust and ready homeworld with 5 fleet engines ready to fly through the nearest stargate to a galactic adventure unlike any other.

Currently, Imperial Wars is offline to the public while we go through the task of re-versioning the game. While we have had some amazingly exciting games in our current version we have also learned a lot about what changes are needed to give everyone who enters an Imperial Wars universe a more complete game experience. There'll be more information available on what the new features and changes to Imperial Wars in the news section of the site. For now, we have completely upgraded and updated all the hardware in our data center. Overall, our plan is to update the way Imperial Wars universes are formed to insure they are fully populated before games beginning, updating the player software and adding many more ways that players can interact with each other in games, in the IWars community and with the public.

While IWars is in the shop, if you'd like to be kept up to date on progress, please click this LINK and we'll be happy to keep you in the loop.

We're keeping a lot of the old pages with game information live on the site because the Imperial Wars game itself won't be changing. So if you'd like to look around at the older screenshots and character references and other informative pages please do. When we have replacements we'll put them up.

Here are some unsolicited PLAYER COMMENTS from Starlords in recent games.


Thanks for your patience. It’s been a difficult decision to take Imperial Wars offline for this process. When Imperial Wars came out of its beta testing and for well over a year beyond that, the game intrigued and inspired thousands of players in hundreds of games. It is impossible to display the fascinating dialogue between players in these games but some of it leaked out into our older forums in the form of fan fiction, role-playing threads for Universes, and sharing tips and tricks, and strategies and philosophies of how characters are best played.

I’m looking forward to the day when we can re-introduce this unique and imaginative meta-game to new and experienced Starlords alike. I am eternally grateful to the Charter Citizens who continue to give us their unflagging support.

Imperial Wars online multiplayer game opening screen