Here’s my planet.
I don’t know what that means, but it’s mine. Oh, and I also have resources:
I can use those to build & fuel things. Plus, I’m working on upgrading all my mines to build up tons of resources (which will undoubtedly dwindle away faster than they’re stockpiled).
Someday, I’ll be able to pay attention to this screen:
Those are the other systems in my galaxy that I can either join with or fight against. I have no idea how to do any of that, but that’s what the forums are for I guess.
Wanna be in OGame with me? Ok, go here and create an account. It doesn’t matter if you’re logged in or not, the OGame universe is persistent – meaning all your resources keep building up even when you’re off line.
My coworker showed this game to me last week, but then he got banned because he didn’t follow the rules. He created two accounts in the same universe. That’s not allowed.
He had to start over and now I have more resources than him. We will join an alliance together and send resources to each other using our rusty old cargo ships. It’s the first step towards galactic domination.
Oh, and I forgot to mention the best part – it’s free. Also, since OGame is a text-based massively multiplayer online game, all you need is an internet browser and your fingers. Actually, my coworker lost the use of his left middle finger during an unfortunate flag football incident, but he can still play. So really you don’t even need all of your fingers, just most of them.
Those screen shots up there were taken in Firefox. I believe you can even play on a mobile device, like your iPhone. My brother talks about how to do this in case you’re interested.