Run An Empire 4+

Explore, Build, Conquer

Location Games Limited

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.4 • 947 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.

Run An Empire uses HealthKit to export your Run An Empire activities into the Apple Health app and to import your activities, route, heart rate and calorie data from the Health app into Run An Empire.

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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 3.12

Thanks for playing Run An Empire and welcome to version 3.12. This is our most exciting update yet!

Recent changes include:
◈ New end game mode: Global competition! Compete against all other high level players for control of the entire globe
◈ Banner customization
◈ Reintroducing the vulnerability map: see which hexes are the most consolidated and the easiest to capture
◈ Resource collection is a bit quicker
◈ ..and many more quality of life improvements!

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
947 Ratings

947 Ratings

lauren_gulacsi ,

Good to get you running!

I am a newbie runner, I must admit, but this app has really incentivised me to run. It allows you to track your progress around the land and capture more land! I definitely recommend if you’re trying to motivate yourself to get up and out!

Note to developer: I wish you could somehow incorporate being able to choose which hexes you want to place your exercise distance on, e.g. if you run for 8 hexes, you can choose any loop from your start point to place those 8 hexes as long as you return to your start point.
I live quite near to some more dangerous areas and since I like to run at night, it isn’t really sensible for me to enter these areas whilst running. This limits the amount I can progress. I would much prefer being able to run in the safe areas I know and then be able to translate my distance to the hexes. I’m not sure if this would be possible but I definitely think it would improve the game.

Scruton44 ,

Gets you running (especially if you like idle games!)

This app made me start running again so I owe it a lot. Some people in the comments criticise the new update, and indeed the app is now more of a game + runner. I actually find that intriguing and I like the concept. I defend my castles, I run to far away areas to conquer other castles and at the same time discover my beautiful area. It’s an excellent app and I look forward to the future updates. RunAnEmpire has an incredible potential and I hope they’ll come up with other new ideas. Good luck to all joggers and the game gets a well deserved 5 stars!

Nev_uk ,

If it’s not broke don’t fix it

This app has had a fresh update and from being a running app where you claim others land it has become like every other ‘kingdoms building’ app but with running as a side show.
You advance through ages by running in the real world collecting coins. But so far the ages all look the same visually and there appears little to no reason for the ages. As you advance through each age it resets your kingdom so you just do the same thing over and over.
I used the previous app religiously when I ran and really enjoyed ‘conquering’ my local area by finding new routes and tracks. It was the app alone that got me from doing 5km runs to doing my first marathon as I was doing longer runs to ‘conquer’ more land. Sadly the new updated game has became about winning coins and building farms,forges,blacksmiths etc.
Genuinely really disappointed as I loved the original game!!
And now they have updated the app and my era process has gone from nearly 20% down to 7%. No idea why but worst of all no idea what that means and how many ‘same as every other app’ coins I need to earn.

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The developer, Location Games Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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