Imperial is a faction in the Imperial techtree created by Mr War. It is based on using steampunk elements not unlike Magitech's tech faction, but focusing on larger war machines and overly imperial age art. It released both a GAE and MegaGlest version, with ships and several other features only being usable in the GAE version.
The Imperial techtree was started on 6 January 2011 by Mr War, initially starting as some ideas for individual units, but later expanding and fleshing out into a full, unique techtree.
The Imperial faction was met with critical reception, being generally liked by the members of the Glest community, where steampunk style mods are very popular. Initially, the forum thread was just a few unit concepts, then moving on to offering a simple unit model to other mods, which none used, before Mr War decided to expand into his own faction. As of 17 April 2011, the MegaGlest beta was still undergoing testing.