Run An Empire 4+

Explore, Build, Conquer

Location Games Limited

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.5 • 3.1K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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NEW! A fun, free motivation to move further! Capture real world places and compete against neighbors with every step you take. Whether walking to your workplace or running a marathon, capture the places you move through to build a formidable empire. Explore further to collect resources and earn great fortunes. Lead your people from the dawn of time to the Space Age.

“Don a pair of sneakers and run (jog, or walk) to victory” - Engadget

“If you’re getting bored of your run-commute, try this” - Runner’s World

“Run An Empire fits into existing exercise routines, whilst giving new runners an incentive to get started” - Variety

◆ CAPTURE and own your street, your neighborhood or your city as you travel on foot or now by BIKE!

◆ TRACK and map your activity from your pocket, using your phone’s GPS.

◆ COMPETE in the Arena. Win leagues for extra valuable chests.

◆ BATTLE neighbors and friends to capture nearby castles.

◆ Get STATS like distance, calories, speed and see your performance improve.

◆ CUSTOMIZE your banner to fly over your mighty empire.

◆ Connect with STRAVA and leave your phone at home.

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Subscription Notes:

- Run An Empire offers monthly and annually auto renewing subscriptions.
- Subscriptions will automatically renew unless cancelled within 24-hours before the end of the current period.
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.
- Subscriptions may be managed by you and auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your iPhone Settings after purchase.
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited if you purchase a subscription.


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What’s New

Version 3.6

Thanks for playing Run An Empire and welcome to version 3.6!

Recent changes include:
◈ Strava integration: link your Strava account to your Run An Empire account to be able to capture hexes even from Strava!
◈ Apple health integration
◈ General bug fixes and quality of life improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

chennesy ,


I love this game because it creates a need for people to walk and explore their neighborhood to expand their empire! Good job to the developers for making this game so interesting and fun! A thing I think they should add is kinda of like an online experience. Like add other empires in the area to the map like someone who also downloaded the game will show on the map and you can trade with them or you can go to war with them like if you are in their territory then you would conquer that territory. And you can make an alliance with that empire if you want and trade gold, meat etc. I also think they should add the reason to visit your empires hexes so the empire won’t get mad and revolt. If they do then everyday they will conquer one of your hexes and you have to fight back to by going into their hexes and if you capture the hex where they started then you would completely destroy that revolt.

10natalie01 ,

Super fun! Hexes should be counted more than once though

I love this game, I first found it on Kickstarter years ago and I’ve been following it ever since. It definitely motivates me to go run! I would like it more if the way it tracked what hexes you go through was different, because often an out and back run feels sort of disappointing because it only counts the hexes you go through once and not on the way back, so it’s only half of the rewards for the distance of the run. Also it would be nice if you could add a title or a description or maybe just a marker for run or walk so that it’s easier to look through your run history. It’s a great game though, I’ve told all of my friends about it!

Update: I am in the Iron Age and have been for probably a month and a half or so, but there has been no progress. When I go out on a run I can currently get maybe 3 billion coins, but to progress to the next era I need one quadrillion, which isn’t really attainable. It’s probably because of an update and science balancing and all that, but it would be nice if people that downloaded the app earlier could also get these benefits so we could continue to work through the eras, because I’m pretty stuck right now

Meanmrmustard9 ,

Good game, but about that progress glitch...

I was at about 95% to the medieval era until last night when I downloaded an update. Now it’s back to 0% and the progress bar won’t move, even though I’m generating tons of coins.

UPDATE: I have 9 castles and almost every building from my era and still can’t progress past 0%. Pretty frustrating that the developers won’t chime in on this bug.

UPDATE 2: OK. So with the latest patch it finally shows progress in coins instead of percent. And I can tell I’m progressing, just veeeerrryyy slowly. Makes me wonder if the devs boosted the science rewards for getting through the early eras and also made it take more coins to advance? People like me who downloaded day 1 would’ve missed out on the bigger science rewards, then got hit all at once with the harder level caps. Still wouldn’t explain why the 95% progress I’d initially made toward the era disappeared, but... it’s a theory. Sigh. Guess I’ll just have to gut it out until I’m generating enough coins to make up for the science I missed.

Other than the glitch I’m enjoying this game a ton. Motivates me to run further than normal and explore new routes. And castle battles are a welcome addition.

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