Empire is a game that is played against human opponents over a computer network. It is possible for a game to last from a few hours to many months. While the common goal of an Empire player is to win, there is no clear-cut definition of what winning is. Players may seek to achieve whatever goals they want to achieve.
Escluderlate is a Java game for mobiles and portable devices (J2ME). The scope is surviving inside the arena more than the computer controlled opponent(s). You have to avoid crashing on the walls that each player leaves behind. You can move your pointer using the arrows, or the keys 2(up), 4(left), 6(right), and 8(down). Escluderlate contains 21 different levels and 3 different speeds, but it's easily extendable.
Freeciv is a multiuser reimplementation for Unix/X of the famous Microprose game of Civilization. By default, the game is an improved Civ II, but this can be customized; modpacks for near-100% compatibility with Civ I and Civ II are included. Multiuser gameplay is real-time: in each turn, all human players move concurrently. The game is designed to remain fairly playable even on poor network connections. Freeciv can also be played on standalone machines, and its AI players are a good challenge for beginners. The source code comes with the server, two X clients, and non-X clients for MS Windows and Amiga. Freeciv is released under the GNU General Public License. It is maintained by an international team of coders and enthusiasts, and is easily one of the most fun and addictive network games out there.
GalaxyHack allows you to design a fleet of spaceships which can then be tested in AI script based battles against fleets designed by other players. Though battles take place in real time, the strategy comes beforehand, both in writing short AI scripts in an easy-to-use proprietary scripting language, and also in the set up and selection of your forces.
Galcon is an awesome high-paced multi-player galactic action-strategy game. In the game you send swarms of ships from planet to planet to take over the galaxy. It's like arcade action Risk with planets! Anyone can play, and it only takes 30 seconds to learn. Multi-player network games support up to 12 players with teams, and 15 different single player missions against 7 different computer players are provided.