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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July 16

Update 1.64: Graphs :)

Hi Everyone,

It has been a longtime coming, but we now have graphs! The graphs can be set to 30, 90, or 180 days as of now and the there are graphs for all resources, as well as gold and starving... More can be added later on as well, so let me know if there are categories you would like to see.

You can find the graphs by clicking the new button on the bottom right of the stats page (stats tab). That will open up a new window with a graph and 2 drop downs, one for range, and 1 for category.

Patch Notes:

- Graphs!
- Fixed a bug where when deselecting a fountain the reservoirs did not stop showing their range finder.

Plenty more to do as always, keep the feedback coming and I will continue to try to push through it :)


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July 6

Update 1.63: UI Improvements

Hey Everyone,

Today there are UI Improvements that should help you get more information at a glance than before.

I would still like feedback on specific UI changes/additions that would help you guys out, so please let me know below...

Patch Notes:

- The range finders for buildings now have different colors for each building per category. For now a purple and blue color have been added along side the original green color. This should help you determine at a glance which buildings you have in an area without clicking one them.
- Selecting an overlay will now show you the range finders of all of the buildings of that type.
- Resource scrolling has been added to the storage buildings. This should help you see the flow of resoureces without having to click buildings.
- When a building that requires a water supply (Fountains and Bath Houses) building is selected, the reservoir ranges are highlighted. This should make it easier to place these buildings, as well as see why they may not have access to water.
- Added text to the building info window for Fountains and Bath Houses saying "This building needs Reservoir Access!" if the building currently does not have access to water.
- Fixed a rare crash dealing with merchant transfers.

More to come as always, any feedback you all have would be very helpful :)
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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 11 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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