A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Remnants of the Precursors is a modernization of the 1993 strategy game "Master of Orion". You will play as one of 10 unique races and lead them to galactic domination or, if you fail, humiliation and defeat. Micromanagement is minimal and the gameplay smooth and streamlined.

Languages: English, Greek

Current Version: 0.92

Worldwide 1.0 Release: Dec 25th, 2021

Please join the ROTP discussion at: www.reddit.com/r/rotp. This is where you can get the latest news on patches, player mods and discussions about the codebase. 

Remnants of the Precursors is feature-complete and fully playable. The Explorminate gaming site has listed Remnants of the Precursors as one of the 4X games they are most excited about for 2021!

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What remains to be done for final release

Polish - improvements to the AI  and UI streamlining are ongoing .

Artwork - There are probably 4 months worth of artwork remaining.

Translations - foreign language translations will begin in earnest with over a dozen languages currently planned.

Install instructions

Remnants of the Precursors is delivered as an executable Java file designed to be playable on any Windows, Mac or Linux PC. It is a Java application, so you must have the 64-bit version of Java 8 installed on your system.  You can download Java for free at: https://www.java.com/en/download

My recommendation is to create a special folder in which to keep the game. Once you have downloaded the it (Remnants.jar file), simply double-click on the file to start it with Java. If for some reason you  want or need to start the game from the command line, you can type:

java -jar Remnants.jar

All saved game files will be stored in that same directory and have the *.rotp suffix.

There are two special files you may see in this directory: 

Remnants.cfg – this file keeps the configuration settings. It is a text file and safe to view, but please do not manually change the values as this might create unexpected behavior in the game. 

recent.rotp – this is the saved game file that Remnants uses to keep track of the current game being played. Every time you hit “Next Turn”, this file is updated immediately and then again after the game has finished playing the turn. If any bugs occur during the Next Turn, this is the file I can use to debug the problem.


Remnants.jar 929 MB

Development log