BBS door game
created by Mehul Patel
in the same vein as Barren Realms Elite
but in a medieval setting with many, many more options and much more complex gameplay.
, or FE
as it is better known, was a game of kingdoms with the same textual interface
that made BRE
so famous. Although it borrowed BRE's main concepts of land use and resource management, it also added more complexity in the form of races
to choose from the start, each having different military
, and spells
available to them.
The game is turn based with a modifiable default of 12 turns a day, with each day representing a year and each turn representing a month. During each turn there are a series of things that always happen: the masses have to be fed, their 'happiness' is calculated, military is recruited, land is bought, resources are traded, buildings are constructed, militaries are sent out to conquer, and diplomacy is done - among other things.
Things got interesting in an InterBBS
game, where the kingdoms of a particular BBS
work together on a 'planet' (a single InterBBS League
) with other 'continents' (individual BBSes
) full of their own kingdoms. Due to the nature of the game's resource management, going to war was a necessity to thrive, if not survive, and InterBBS wars become very heated.
Eventually, updates to FE
ceased and Mehul
left the BBS
scene in favor of the 'net
. As FE
was his final project, it was never really perfected and thus still suffers from balance problems and the occasional bug. John Dailey Software
owns the rights to the game, and it can be downloaded from and registered through them.
Also, the game Utopia
is based on the original Falcon's Eye
concepts. If you played FE
will be a trip down memory lane...