Hi everyone, Alexey here. Some of you old-timers might remember me from the early days of the game. I'm the original creator of the game, and handed off the keys to Xuul, the programmer behind the current version (v2) after 2013. You can read more about that here: [www.conquerorgame.com
In any case, after pretty much single-handedly behing the sole guardian and developer of the game for almost a decade, Xuul has let me know that other demands on him means that he no longer has the ability to maintain the game server on his strategymania domain.
Of course, I had offered my assistance, but he prefers that I just retake the reins of this old horse and move the game server back to this site, which I am happy to do. Ten years ago, I was in a place where I did not have the time or energy to maintain the site, but things have changed since then, and I'm insterested in re-engaging, not just to get it working in this version but to start talking about maybe the development of a third version from the ground up.
I welcome your comments and suggestions, and hope to engage the community to find out what kind of future the game might have. I've been working in Unity (unity.com) a lot the last few years, and one idea I've been playing with is developing a new version as a stand-alone desktop (and maybe, mobile) game. What will happen is unknown, but the community will be a major part of any success.
First order of business will be getting v2 back online though; hopefully the extended offline period hasn't resulted in a loss of too many players. I know that a lot of you are long-term players that check back in every few weeks, months, or even years....
Ad astra per aspera!