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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Release Date:
Oct 6, 2017

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September 29, 2018

Update 1.67: Optimization (pretty large scale)

I took steps to reduce both CPU and GPU requirements for the game.


When the Update thread drops frames it will reduce how fast the AI updates for the units. They are minor adjustments, but it should give you about 20% more "reach" for your CPU.


When the Draw thread drops frames the game will start reducing units being drawn. Selected units will always draw, as will military units and cart pushers. However all the rest of the units will start to be left of the scene. This seems to give your CPU about 25% greater "reach".

IF you see any bugs (they should be all display bugs if any, as I played for ~10 hours with the new systems and the game still worked great), please let me know.

Worst case scenario is (as far as I can tell) will be that a unit wont be displayed that should otherwise be displayed...

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September 21, 2018

Update 1.66c: Events Balance & Bug fixes.

Hey Everyone,

All of this is feedback based, so please make sure to let me know below (or on the forums) if you have some feedback. I still have more to address but this takes care of a decent chunk of it...

Patch Notes:

- Events now happen a bit less often.
- The Emperor's gold request now scales more slowly.
- The Emperor's resource and gold requests now have a bit longer cooldowns.
- You are now told why you lost on the lost screen ("your city is bankrupt", or "Your Town hall was destroyed").
- I added some even small font sizes for the font system to choose from. This should help when using extremely low resolutions, but there is only so much that can be done down there, as there are only so many pixels to work with...
- French and Spanish translation edits/additions.
- Various minor bugs have been fixed.
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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 12 level Historical Campaign.

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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