Official Rules

You may play Starship Empire Online for free, providing you comply with the policies outlined below as well as those in the Terms of Service.  Failure to comply with these regulations can result in the immediate termination of your account and you will forfeit all unused game credits and no refunds will be given.

Account Security

You are solely responsible for the security of your account and its contents. Lost accounts, currency or items that come as a result of one of the following actions will not be restored:

  • You willingly gave somebody else your account credentials
  • You chose a password that is easy to guess (e.g. “Password1234”)
  • You signed up with an email address that doesn’t exist or that you do not own
  • You attempted to sell or trade your account and were scammed

You may not attempt to log into another player’s account.  Sharing, gifting or trading of your account is strictly prohibited.


You may not abuse, harass or threaten another player or authorized representative of Starship Empire, including customer service personnel and volunteers. This includes, but is not limited to: filing support tickets with false information in an attempt to gain from it or have someone else suffer from it; sending excessive e-mails, or support tickets; refusal to follow the instructions of an authorized representative of Starship Empire.  You may not use any abusive, defamatory, ethnically or racially offensive, harassing, harmful, hateful, obscene, offensive, sexually explicit, threatening or vulgar language.  Alternate spelling or partial masking of such words will be reprimanded in the same manner as the actual use of such words.  You may not organize nor be a member of any group or faction within Starship Empire that is based on or advocates any anti-ethnic, anti-gay, anti-religious, racist, sexist or other hateful philosophies  You will report out-of-game issues regarding harassment, such as threatening phone calls or correspondence, to your local law enforcement officials or Internet provider. We are not responsible for actions taken by our players.


Starship Empire is aimed at players of varying age groups and while we do not strictly prohibit swearing, if a complaint is filed against your account due to profanity, we reserve the right to suspend your account at our discretion. Racial, ethnic or other discriminatory slurs will not be tolerated.


You may not violate any local, state, national or international laws or regulations.  You must follow the instructions of authorized personnel while in the Starship Empire game world or using the Starship Empire web site.

PvP (Player vs Player combat)

PvP is a large part of Starship Empire and therefore is allowed and encouraged.  You may not however allow somebody to kill you for the sole purpose of giving them your in-game possessions or allowing them to build experience points. Offering incentives for other people to kill you or be killed by you is strictly prohibited.


You may not advertise, employ, market, or promote any form of solicitation, including pyramid schemes and chain letters in the Starship Empire game world or on the website.

Out-of-Game Trading

You may not trade game accounts, in-game items, or in-game currency within the game or in real life, other than what is explicitly allowed by the in-game starbase and trading functionality.


You may not impersonate or present yourself to be a representative of Bantam City Games or an authorized personnel of Starship Empire or a Starship Empire volunteer.  You may not impersonate or falsely present yourself to be a representative of another player, group of players, character or NPC entity.

Server Emulation

You may not create, provide or use any server emulator or other site where Starship Empire may be played. You may not post or distribute emulators, software tools or utilities related to Starship Empire without the express written permission of Bantam City Games.  You may not attempt to play Starship Empire on any server that is not controlled or authorized by Bantam City Games.


You may not do anything to artificially gain an unfair advantage. This includes, but is not limited to: hacking into one of the Starship Empire servers, manipulating the game client in any way, or manipulating data that is sent to or from the server.


If you discover a bug that could be potentially exploited for personal gain (item duping, unlimited credits, etc) you should immediately report it using the support system. You may not publicly post about such bugs as it may lead to further exploitation of the system.  You may not do anything that interferes with the ability of other Starship Empire players to enjoy the game or website in accordance with its rules. This includes, but is not limited to, making inappropriate use of any public channels within the game and/or intentionally creating excessive latency (lag) in the game world by taking part in a Denial of Service attack or exploit.


Please read our Privacy Policy.  You may not publish private communications from Bantam City Games or authorized personnel of Starship Empire or Starship Empire volunteers, without prior authorization.  You may not communicate, post or publicize any player’s personal information within the Starship Empire game world or website.

Copyright Infringement

You may not transmit or upload through the Starship Empire client, server or website any copyrighted material that you do not own all rights to without the express written permission of the author or copyright holder.

Children’s Online Privacy Act

In compliance with The Children’s Online Privacy Act of April, 2000, if you are under the age of 13, you may not create a Starship Empire account and you are not eligible to enter contests or promotions.  If you are between 13 and 18 years of age, you must have the permission of your parent or guardian before providing the personal information required to create an account in the Starship Empire game or website.

Changes to the Persistent Game World

Bantam City Games may find it necessary to make changes to or reset certain parameters of the persistent game world, interface or to your ships or characters in order to maintain game balance and enhance playability or performance for its players.  These changes may cause setbacks to the ships and characters that you have created within Starship Empire.

Changes to the Rules

These rules may be revised at any time.  It is your responsibility to review them occasionally to ensure that you are in compliance with the rules, policies and agreements designated by Bantam City Games.


You may request a refund for purchased credits using our support system.  If the credits are no longer in your account, a refund will be given at our sole discretion.

Account Termination

Bantam City Games reserves the right to close, temporarily or permanently, any user’s account without advance notice as we deem necessary. Furthermore, we reserve the right to delete all user accounts or inventory of characters as warranted.  We reserve the right to ban any user from the game without refund or compensation.