Exploration was one of the first games to be released by new publisher Interactive Magic back in the fall of 1995.
It was no coincidence that this first release so closely resembled some classic MicroProse games like Pirates! or Colonization. Interactive Magic boss Wild Bill Stealey co-founded MicroProse with legendary designer Sid Meier in the early 1980s; I-Magic was his attempt to recapture that MicroProse Magic all over again.
Issue 02/1995 – #3 Best Strategical in 1994 (Readers' Vote)