Run An Empire 4+

Explore, Build, Conquer

Location Games Limited

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.5 • 3.4K 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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- 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.
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- 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

4.5 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

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.

Depression boi12 ,

Solid game good potential

This game is really cool because it inspires me to walk and bike like I’m in the Tour de France in my town. But I need more info on the pro because it shows in the video that the graphics are pretty cool but my account the graphics are stale, so please fix this graphics crisis.

2.there are bugs that shouldn’t be happening. First One time I did a long walk and when I went near my neighbors house it kicked me out of the app and when I went back in it didn’t save.

Last make it so I can you move the city because I accidentally put it in the wrong place and now I can’t get it out and I’m not brave enough to delete my account. also can you make it so you can place buildings and stuff that would usually be in the city on your claimed tiles so you would have to expand more to get more stuff which is accurate. I am a history buff and a person wanting better graphics and a pretty good player of the game I’m not hating on it these are just simple suggestions and things they should fix in general. I love the game it is encouraging in it own way. I hope you read it towards the end (you didn’t have to) anyways and have a nice day.

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