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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August 10

Update 1.66: Level 12

Hey Everyone,

Today's patch includes level 12 named Asturica as well as some QoL stuff. Asturica is a level that has military events as well as requires a very high happiness score to complete. Along side the level you can now hold left click while demolishing in order to continue demolishing :) Rally point standards are now separated by faction, and that should be 1 step in the right direction.
As always, there is plenty more to come :)

Patch Notes:

- Level 12: Asturica
- Enemy battle standards are now different than yours :)
- Right click and drag no longer has the effect of the buildings appearing to move while dragging.
- You can now hold left click while demolishing in order to demolish faster.
- Tweaked the text sizes on a few buttons to make them a bit more readable.

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July 27

Update 1.65: More Graphs and some Balance

Hey Everyone,

Well in Today's patch I added 2 more graphs that I felt were needed. I also fixed an alert bug that was mentioned in feedback, and added a merchant to the upgraded market which should help to keep the market stocked in mature cities.

Patch Notes:

- The Market upgrade now adds 2 merchants up from 1, and max resources goes to 175 up from 150.
- Added Desires Food Variety to the Graph Section
- Added Desires Basic Goods to the Graph Section
- Warning alerts should no longer appear while the game is paused, The exception to this rule is that debt warnings should still come up due to your ability to spend money while the game is paused.

This is a smaller patch, but more is coming :)


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Have a great weekend, and I will try to get another patch out next week!

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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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