Plenty Elemental/FE/SK fans here who love the original Master of Magic game probably already know about it but for those who don’t know or haven’t seen it in years I thought I’d spread the word on an awesome fan project that’s still somehow going and has utterly blown me away.
Master of Magic – Implode’s Multiplayer Edition is a brilliant opensource Java MoM engine rebuild that is far more closer to completion then any other MoM fan remake I've seen! It supports larger maps, up to 14 players (either Human or AI), and any modern windows resolution like HD 4K etc. The author Implode intends to expand on the original MoM experience but with minimal changes to the core gameplay and graphics that we all love.
Implode the creator of MoM-IME has been working on this project for over 12yrs now and isn’t getting much support these days so if you’re a huge Master of Magic fan and you’ve dreamed of playing against 13 other wizards in massive slaughterfest over 2 giant worlds in high resolution then get yours butts over to the sourceforge page
and try out the latest demo and offer your support!
I love the improved battle graphics eg how he’s done a LOTR-Weta workshop trick of grabbing a few guys and replicating them into larger groups. Makes you feel like your commanding large armies instead of little squads and big monsters who are upscaled and not replicated look much scarier now as they tower over the little armies! Also like the Civ style territory borders and how the game supports simultaneous turns like AoW which would be great for multiplayer games.
For anyone interested here’s a video I recorded of his game in 1080P (FYI it doesn’t go full screen until the map loads)...
Part 1 covers me exploring the starting an empire (fast forwarding through slow bits):
Part 2 covers me attacking some neighbours and starting a new game in the Myrran dark world:
NOTE: This video was made with the 2015 WIP 0.9.6.3 release. There have been multiple releases since adding things such as treasure rewards and hero items. In late 2016 Implode started work on the much anticipated enemy wizard global AI (AI build cities & armies, casts spells etc) so I can’t wait for that! Battle AI is functional however so you can still have a fun monster/treasure hunting RPG style game in the current build.
Download latest demo build from:
If anyone's interested I also run a Master of Magic facebook group here:
For more information on this and many other MoM related games & mods check out my MoM Legacy Games page here:
Well I'm sorry to say that sadly not long after I posted this thread in 2016 Implode/Nigel went AWOL and stopped working on the project or posting in his forums
(which have sadly stopped working too). Such a shame as after 12 years of work his project was looking far closer to completion then any other MoM fan remake. He had the 2 worlds, the battle AI, the races, the wizards, the buildings, the skills, the spells, the artifacts pretty much all working with only a few bugs and gaps here and there. Really the only big hurdle left before final bug testing and polishing was creating the global AI. A huge challenge yes but the last big challenge as all the other main aspects of this huge game were made. However I'm guessing due to the lack of help and support combined with all the usual real life stuff he finally had enough and walked away from it. Such a friggin shame..
There is still hope though as Implode has appeared in the activity log of the MoM-IME sourceforge page
a couple of times in the 2.5 years since he vanished so he has obviously never truly forgotten or left it, however I've been unable to reach him over email or DMs. On the bright side his project is opensource and publicly available meaning anyone with a love for MoM and some Java skills could grab a copy and have a play with it. But of course that requires people to actually know about the project which sadly it appears most MoM fans still don't. So I've decided to make one more video touring his game as part of a Civilization & spinoffs (Col, MoM, CtP, AlphaC etc) how to play in HD video series I'm making at the moment. People can check out my new video talking about Implodes MoM project one last time here:
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