Pioneer, you arrive in a galaxy under way of colonization, in which you will have to live according to your aspirations. You can act as you wish, trade, explore, exploit, create huge land and spatial armadas; while allying with other players and taking part in the creation of new empires… You are the master of your fate and you alone will choose your inclinations, there's no limit except the one you'll have set.....
Mankind, a 3D real-time strategy game where you are sharing space battles, political affairs, trading, quest, and power. Its persistent world is the first ever developed on the net, without any limit, neither in space nor in time, gathering players from all over the world in the same parallel universe who create their own destiny in a story to write each day...
Mankind does not have a direct goal and thus no end. Everyone can play itself the existence, which he wants. Attack other Structures and Ships as a Pirate, to become rich as a dealer (by shipping raw materials or selling ships) or even by creating their own Empire. You cannot die - even if you loose all your ships and structures, you will be transported to the next Imperial Base to fulfil Imperial Missions to get any money again… to start over again.
As it's a parallel World, Mankind is open round the clock and 7 days a week. Whether you are online or not, time never stops in Mankind. When you're offline, your spacecrafts stay in the Universe and keep on performing the orders you've allocated to them :
* your Mines keep on extracting resources,
* your Factories keep on manufacturing spacecrafts,
* your Freighters keep on transporting resources.
* if a player launches an attack while you're sleeping,
* your spacecrafts will then automatically fight back.
Even better, we can send a you message on your mobile phone to notify of an attack! All this will happen under the eyes of other online players from all over the world... you all play in the same World !!!
The game takes place in a massive universe comprised of thousands of stars, each orbited by two or more planets. Planetary colonization gives rise to an economy of just under twenty resources. After colonising planets, and conducting some research, building of space fleets and bases is possible. The complete research tree takes about three months to research. With that research the unit/building complement is very high.
A useful communication tool is the in game mail system. However, there is a unit limit of 50k units, including buildings. The graphics and interface are in need of serious overhaul. While the community was much larger years ago, there are still enough active players to constitute a reasonable community.
Mankind is a massively multiplayer online real-time strategy (MMORTS) computer game published in December 1998 by the French computer game developer Vibes, now owned by O2E.
O2 Online Entertainment Limited is a developer and publisher which is focusing on providing first-rate support for operating Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) serving around the world. O2OE provides first-rate network infrastructure across the world, customer support, local marketing and distribution solutions across all major markets and multiple payment methods to cater players all around in china.
A free access acount is available allowing you to enter the world with all features for a limited time.
Because of several issues with spy- and cheat-accounts in the past, Mankind does not offer any monthly payment option.
Right now, you can either signup and renew for 3 month (29,- USD) or for 6 month (49,- USD) playing time at secure.mankind.net