Artifact is the Internet-based, multi-player, persistent world, real-time strategy game from Samu Games.
Internet-based - If you can connect to the Internet (and have Windows 95/98/NT), you can play Artifact.
Multi-player - The ultimate opponents: other players from all over the United States and even the World. Not only are you competing with other Real, Live players, but you can also join alliances with other players.
Persistent World - Artifact is always running. When you log out, your empire is still there--your population is still growing, your workers are still working, your military is still there defending your holdings.
Real-time Strategy - All building, movement and combat are resolved in "real time."
Free to Play - Artifact is FREE to play as long as you want, though there are benefits for buying Artifact Citizenship. Learn to play without paying a cent, or go for full privileges right from the start. It's your choice.
No Ads! - Even though Artifact is free to play, there are no advertisements. Artifact is supported by the players, not by advertisers.
System Requirements: Pentium 166+ w/ 32MB RAM, Windows 95/98/NT4+, Sound Card, Video Display 800x600 256 Colors
Build an empire from a single city. Search the world for the Eight Ancient Artifacts and claim them for your own. Then do your best to hold on to them to win the game. Finding is only half the battle...