Empire Architect is an ancient city-building real time strategy game, with elements from grand strategies sprinkled in for good measure.
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Mostly Positive (98) - 76% of the 98 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 6, 2017

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April 6

Update 1.55: Olive Press

Hey Everyone,

Today's patch brings the Olive press as well as a couple of bug fixes. The Olive Press converts Olives to Olive Oil.

Patch Notes:

- New Building: Olive Press, The Olive Press produces Olive Oil from Olives.
- New Resource: Olive Oil, Olive Oil is a high cost basic good.
- Fixed a bug in level 10 where upon loading the restricted buildings could be built.
- Fixed a rare crash having to do with the Olive Orchard

I am working on level 11, I hope to get that out to you guys in a week or so. Have a great weekend!
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March 23

Update 1.54: Olive Orchard and Ease of Use

Hey Everyone,

Got a pretty good sized update for you all today that touches on a decent amount of the feedback I have been getting over the last few weeks. On top of some of those fixes/added features I also have a new building which is the Olive Orchard. Olives are a food type resource, and I will be doing more with them in the future.

Patch Notes:

- New Building: Olive Orchard, Olive Orchards produce Olives.
- New Resource: Olives, Olives are a high cost food source.
- When a building is selected all of its workers will now have a blue highligh circle under so it is easier to follow what they are doing.
- When placing a new building, all other building of the same kind highlight in blue (ex, if I am building a Doctors Office, then all other doctors offices highlight in blue).
- When placing a new building, all other building of the same kind show their range (when applicable).
- Markets now show all possible resources all the time (like warehouses do), this should make it much easier to turn off trading some resources.
- All farms undesirable range has been increased to 5 from 4.
- Trade Routes in custom games are now less predictable.
- Trade Routes in custom games have a chance to buy up to 5 resources up from 4
- Trade Routes in custom games have a chance to sell up to 4 resorueces up from 3
- Custom games can now be deleted (I will try to remember to get campaign deletion in next patch).


If you are enjoying the game, please take a second and head to the game page to post a review. Reviews really help keep the traffic up for the game, and that lets me pour more money into the project. Thank you!
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About This Game

Empire Architect is an ancient city-building real time strategy game, with elements from grand strategies sprinkled in for good measure. The Campaign is set in the historical Roman empire, and Custom game levels are procedurally generated. You have limited control over your subjects therefore your main focus is to build your city, manage resources, appease the gods, educate you people, keep your people happy, and deal with events as the happen all while your rivals try their best to take you out! Defend yourself and fight back with all you might!


  • Take control of an ancient culture (So far only Rome, but I would love to add more if possible).
  • Have your people gather resources and produce ever more complex goods with them.
  • Appease the gods through the religion system, or feel their wrath if you ignore them.
  • Educate your people in order to take on better jobs.
  • Entertain the masses through the entertainment system or risk them causing trouble in your city.
  • Distribute water throughout your city with the water system.
  • Keep your people healthy with the health system.
  • Open Trade routes and trade both domestically and abroad.
  • Research upgrades in the tech trees.
  • Battle the very elements themselves in our custom Weather System.
  • Build on Procedurally Generated custom maps.
  • Do battle in the Historical Campaign (currently 10 of around 12 levels are in the game).

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2200k i3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Integrated HD5000
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: direct X 10.1
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