I'd like to see this game here. It's an oldie (1996), but goodie. Perhaps the best of the 4X turn based space empire games. Explore, Expand, Exploit and Exterminate you opponets to rule the galaxy. You get a planet and 8 people to start.
The players get 10 points to modify their race and may take up to 10 minuses or penalties to trade for other good picks. With 20 total points, there is a wide variety of custom races possible. Other options include galaxy size which determines the game strategy.
For instance, tiny and small galaxy's are a "blitz race game" where contact and combat are possible as soon as the game begins. Medium, large, and huge galaxy's favor tech and production race because first contact is a bit down the road allowing these race to offset the intial blitz race advantges with superior technology and more colonies. After about 50-70 turns, they can have a fair chance against a blitz race.
It's played online still, but you have to download a patch and make file modifications that are beyond my computer skills to implement.
Please consider adding this game where it can be downloaded with all necessary mods. It truley is a classic!