Space Empires is a turn based strategy game, where you play for the humans against 3 other races in a battle for domination in the galaxy spine. Each race starts with 2 planets out of 8.Your goal is to have all 8 under you command. You lose when you have got no planets left. The main map gives you a look on the sector, here you can see the planets in the sector and give your planets commands. In the Control panel in the bottom you can give different commands, not regarding your planets. At any time you can click on the help button for help.