In the far future, Earth is a distant myth. As mankind gained the means to transit the vastness of space safely and quickly, a great human wave extended across the galaxy, and humans soon inhabited thousands of worlds. Communities of worlds formed alliances; alliances became federations, and eventually a galactic empire was born. Despite its size and apparent success, though, all is not well in the Galactic Empire. In this solitaire science fiction game, you assume leadership of the forces of the Galactic Empire as it strives to maintain and expand its dominion while fighting off the forces of chaos that seek to destroy it.