LDMud is an LP-class MUD engine, meaning it is object-oriented, with all object clases stored in unique files. The engine runs compiled bytecode to manipulate those objects, and the underlying simulated processor is a stack machine. It is a 3rd-generation LP-class MUD, being derived from Amylaar, which in turn was derived from the original LPMud. The game has no limitations on the nature of the game space other than the limits of your coding.
Empire is a game that is played against human opponents over a computer network. It is possible for a game to last from a few hours to many months. While the common goal of an Empire player is to win, there is no clear-cut definition of what winning is. Players may seek to achieve whatever goals they want to achieve.