You are in command of the first empire. Your people have been traveling from universe to universe for octillions of years on a quest for truth, which makes you more powerful.
Each time, you must first create a foundation of wealth, then search the stars for neighboring centers of power. Once you’ve met your neighbors, you have to choose how you will engage them. Will you overcome them with raw military might? Will you include them in a alliance fueled by trade? Will you build a strong cultural core that makes them want to join you? The choice is yours.
As you become more powerful, you can make scientific advancements to help conquer the increasingly-difficult challenges you will meet.
Eventually, you will be in a position to start extracting truth from the universe. Once you’ve gained enough, it’s time to unfold the bonds of your current universe and start again.
Source: The Game Website.