Build a village, create an Empire!

Forge Alliances with thousands of players. Craft and Trade 380+ resources and items in an entirely player driven market. Battle wars against other players, or with 100+ warring NPC factions and their 700+ troop types. Research 400+ technologies, and build 70+ buildings to create your own specialised city.
Gather exotic resources, craft rare items, master mighty magics, command thieves and assassins, settle new lands....

Build, plan, gather, craft, trade, scheme and fight in this strategy epic!

"Build a village, create an Empire! "
App of the Year 2014 I Player's Choice
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Update 1.1.0 Released


We've released some updates and improvements over the past week and just pushed out an update for the Steam client. Here are the patch notes:

Illyriad General Updates:

  • Full graphics for all 9 branches of research: City, Diplomacy, Quest, Magic , Military, Trade, Crafting, Sovereignty and Discoveries now complete.
  • World map is now x10 times faster.
  • Player town names now shown on World map.
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  • 2 new player designed cities are available: Abyssal and Demon Anvil.
    Player city design

Steam Specific Updates:

  • Added 54 new Steam Achievements.
  • 6 new sound tracks.
  • Resizing bounce when creating mail fixed.
  • Resizing bounce when editing profile fixed.
  • Resizing bounce when editing alliance profile fixed.
  • After leaving an alliance; on relaunching game a zombie alliance chat will no longer block the screen.
Illyriad Now Live on Steam!

Illyriad Now Live on Steam!


Illyriad - 4X Grand Strategy MMO has just released on Steam!

 Illyriad is now on Steam Greenlight!

Illyriad is now on Steam Greenlight!


We've just launched our Steam Greenlight page! Please give support and feedback!

Tournament IX - The Tinkers' Tournament!

Tournament IX - The Tinkers' Tournament!

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Throughout the entire month of September, the Tinkers are running a server-wide alliance tournament!

Interviewing Ubluntu about player-run tournaments

Interviewing Ubluntu about player-run tournaments


We talk to a player named Ubluntu who has been using an API to host in-game tournaments!

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I came to this game with the demise of LoU. I think it is a fantastic game! The slower pace can take some getting used to, but it is well worth it. The community is simply top-shelf.

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totally awesome. get into an alliance, grow and prosper and get to 10 cities. that is the most highest honor as a single player. then there are more than 5 ways to play.... and each and every one of them are needed in an alliance. you are home and part of a special family.

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one of the best games of all of the games that I have played on the computer in the last 10 years. The staff should all be proud for the time they put into the game and working out all the problem. This is a game I plan on playing for a long time

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There is not another browser game like this. As a matter of fact, it is hard to believe it is a browser game at all. The depth is incredible. It also has the best community of gamers that I have ever seen. I did a lot of research on games before I tried this one, and I have not regretted it one bit. And it is definitely not pay to win.

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Best broswer MMO game there is period. I have tried many games and could not find anything quite like this one.

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This isn't the same kingdom from Twelfth Night is it?

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illyriadgames Creator

Nope, but we are working on a second title called Age of Ascent, a space MMO that is also browser-based.

GM Rikoo

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I'm not convinced to try it out just yet... I've seen and played a lot of other browser-based games and did not like them one bit.

How heavily-based will this game be on Pay-to-Win? I have always found that having the limit on how many times you can do things until you "recharge energy" was frustrating, especially when the game constants hints that you can always just go buy special coins that you can use to purchase more energy immediately....

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As outlined in our principles:

Yes, the dev team has bills to pay and mouths to feed but so, actually, do the players.

Games that allow "Pay-To-Win" are short-term and self-defeating for everyone.

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This is XinSavior by the way, just forgot to log in when I made this post..

I'm glad to see that the you have the right mindset about microtransactions, but I've seen many other devs also say the same thing where they promise that their microtransaction strategies will not unbalance the game for those who don't pay and yet it ultimately does either because it is not balanced properly or anything.

I am not saying that this game will be like that, I am hoping for the latter because if there is a method to make a great F2P game with microtransactions without unbalancing the game, it would be awesome for both devs and players like stated in your principles. But at the same time, doing so is going to be a hard task, which is why I am highly skeptical.

This is a promising looking game overall and I would never try and discourage anyone with such talent and passion to design a game and put their heart into it. I wish you the best and I will check up on the status of this game and try it out every now and then. :)

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A wonder game, where older players keep guiding, sending free resources, and support with whatever it takes!
A real passtime, without wanting to waste real money.
enjoy... it gets addictive

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