turn based Space 4x strategy game multiplayer 1996-1999 windows or dos [UltraCorps]

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I believe this game was purchased or run by microsoft at some point and then ownership might have changed hands again and the servers were taken offline at some point. somehow in the back of my mind i think it was purchased by one of the original developers at some point. it may have been a web based game but I'm 80% certain it was windows and then split between potentially dos or the web but leaning towards dos

the game had a wide variety of units I believe you had to purchase the ability to make each type of unit on any given planet. a little like the old dos game warlords with up to 4 unit types on any planet

the units ranged from giant robots with very high defensive ratings to space infantry/marines that were weak but "upgrade-able" there was also a sort of space ninja/psionic warrior unit type that was upgradable over multiple turns and the 4th level was extremely powerful but expensive and time consuming to create and the early stages were very weak. each unit had different movement speeds and there was some sort bike or trike that had one of the highest movement speeds

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I found this game on my own, came back to post it so anyone who comes behind me can find it. it was purchased by steve jackson games in the early 2000's and appears to be maybe running as a play test for a pay to play game (somewhere in the future) but there are no updates on the site for 5 years (the forum is active though and they do appear to have been running free games for quite some time). It's called "ultra corps". It's on the steve jackson games website, I'm too new to post a link.

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