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I am working on building a text-based in-browser empire building game. The screen will be split into a console and an EXTREMELY rough vector map of your empire (just squares in a bigger square). Commands such as building and expanding would be typed into the console and automatically reflected in the map. Would there be any market for such a game? Would anyone want to play? To clarify, it would be online and everyone's empire would be in the same 'world'.

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I don't think market research is in the scope of this site. –  Marton Jul 11 '12 at 14:05
    
This is not a valid question on this site so voting to close, however take a look at Dwarf fortress same thing as you describe give or take –  AbstractChaos Jul 11 '12 at 14:26
    
to be honest, it sounds a bit dull to me. It's not that hard to create a graphically more interesting game if you ask me. Even if you're not a designer. –  Thomas Jul 11 '12 at 14:40
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Would you want to play it? If so, there's at least a small market for it. –  Tharwen Jul 11 '12 at 14:57
    
Short of real market research it's all just personal opinion and speculation. –  Tetrad Jul 11 '12 at 16:15
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There is a 'Roguelike' market (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roguelike) but they tend to be free games. Even with no graphics, it wont matter if its fun people will play.

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