Welcome to the Space Opera Homepage.
The Space Opera program is a turn based space exploration game.
- Start with one colony ship.
- Play against 1-20 computer opponents.
- The galaxy has from 5 to 200 stars, most of them with
- Colonize planets and improve your colonies with currently about
50 different buildings.
- Build fleets of strong and fast ships out of over 30 components.
- Research more than 50 technologies.
- Attack computer opponents.
- Difficulty levels range from kindergarden to impossible.
For more information, visit the SpaceOpera project page
If you have some spare time and would like to see your name on the SpaceOpera Team
list, there's what you could do:
use lots of small animations, either 320*240 or 640*480, about 3 to 10
seconds long. Asteroid field fly-throughs, Space-Station fly-by's,
Surface approaches, explosions, Supernovas, Wormholes. You create it,
I'll find a place to put it in the game!
There are about 140 planetary surfaces made with
Terragen and about 60 orbit views made with POVRAY. Of course I can use
more, and I'd like to replace
some of the older images with more spectacular ones. I still miss some
orbit views where you can see the sun in the background.
SpaceOpera allows the player to play music from a directory
or from a list. Of course I'd like to distribute a SpaceOpera theme song
with the game. But I'm no composer myself and I won't find the time to
learn this in the next few years. The music that accompanies SpaceOpera
could be anything from Wagner's Ritt
, Pink Floyd
more modern Techno
If you think you want to contribute something, send an e-mail to
the Space Opera project
Note: The game is far from finished. It is playable, but not winnable
yet. Do not expect it to be finished soon.
For a listing of the planned features go see the
Space Opera tracker list
. You're welcome to add new items or comment
on existing ones.
An overview of recent changes can be found here
You can see some
Download or view the sourcecode from CVS:
Download an executable *.jar and the resource file from
More information about download and installation in the readme file.
very much for your support.
The source code and all accompanying material (images, sound,
prose) is copyrighted according to the GNU General Public License
1996-2002 by the
16. March 2004