Empire is a game played across the Internet with up to 100 other people in real time. The game is up (usually) 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Action can happen at any time.
Empire is a very addicting game. Marriages have been lost over playing empire. People have flunked out of school due to playing empire. Many, many, many a night's sleep has been lost due to empire.
Scared yet? If not, and the idea of setting your alarm clock for 3:00 am updates doesn't bother you when you have to get up and go to work at 5:30, or if sitting at your computer for days typing your fingers to nubs playing 24 hour blitzes appeals to you, then read on.
How to get started
A brief documentary on what you need to do to get started playing.
The first thing you will need to do is download a client, which allows
you to connect to games in progress.
Online info pages
Browse the info pages (these tell you how the commands work and
how to use them) on-line
Of course, you need to know where you rate.
Resources for beginning players
Various players have put together guides and tutorials oriented towards the beginning player. These are external links: