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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Oct 6, 2017

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May 23

Update 1.59: Spanish Translation

Hey Everyone!

Today's update contains a user created Spanish translation. I have done my best to check it over, and it seems to be very high quality. That being said I cant read Spanish (meaning I can only double check it with google/bing translate) so if there are any issues with it please let me know. I also have an upgrade for the Architect Office, some wage changes, and bug fixes as well.

Patch Notes:

- Added a User created Spanish translation of the game. It means a lot to me that you guys care enough to do this :)
- New Upgrade: Architect Office, this upgrade is 250 gold, and 10 stone. The upgrade provides +1 architects, and +1 builders. It is an expensive upgrade, but should help to smooth out upkeep.
- Text now better fits into buttons at all sizes.
- Text now better fits into dropdowns at all sizes.
- Other Minor UI adjustments to accomodate the Spanish Language.
- Fixed some minor font related issues...
- Fixed some issues with upgraded lumber mill storage.
- Most low wage workers have had their wages raised to 5 per week up from 4 per week.

Please keep the feedback coming, I am working to address it all as things move along :)
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May 11

Update 1.58: Monitary System Balances

Hey Everyone,

Today I have some balance changes to the unit purchasing algorithm as well as some balance changes to wages and home desires. As far as my testing has gone, this has created a much more consistent outcomes from the unit AI's. This patch is directly based on the feedback of users, so make sure that you let me know if you think something is not working properly. Because if it is a bug, or not working as intended then I can fix it ;)

Patch Notes:

- The purchasing algorithm has been substantially updated. This should produce more consistent , and more accurate, purchasing choices for each unit.
- Merchants are now taxed at a 35%/40%/45% rate based on house level, up from 30% at all house levels.
- Bowyer base wage increased to 8 from 6.
- Pottery workers base wage increased to 8 from 6.
- Butchers base wage increased to 8 from 6.
- Furniture worker base wage increased to 8 from 6.
- Tailor base wage increased to 8 form 7.
- Water Engineers base wage increased to 14 from 10.
- Pottery workers now want level 2 housing up from 1.
- Wine workers now want level 2 housing up from 1.
- Local Merchants now only require level 2 housing down from 3.
- fixed a small bug with extra people being lumped into the "Desires Food Variety" category, this seems to account for about 5-10% of the number you use to see here...
- Updated the French text for the new tech options (still need German translations if anyone is interested in doing it).

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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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