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NEW! A fun, free motivation to run further! Capture local areas and compete against neighbours with every step you take. Build a formidable empire on the land you own and compare your might with neighbouring opponents. Expand your borders, hire workers, deploy warriors and earn great fortunes to lead your people from the dawn of time to the Space Age.

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

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

“If you’re partial to a mobile game and want to ease your way into training more and logging your progress, this could be for you.” - Men’s Running

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

Whether walking to your workplace or running a marathon, capture the places you move through and bring them under the banner of your empire. See your activity transformed into a 3D heat map, as the places you visit most rise up like mountains from the ground.

Start with a Stone Age hunting camp and progress through the ages from there - classical, medieval, renaissance and modern. Manage a civilisation from your doorstep, as you unlock farms, forges, factories and (eventually) a space port. Hire stone masons, priestesses and engineers to bring wealth to your empire - then invest your fortunes back in to even bigger rewards!

Unlock a powerful new warrior with each new era of civilisation. Unleash your foot soldiers upon local castles and dominate friends and neighbours to be the ultimate conqueror. Show local opponents who’s boss by flying your unique customised banner design over the castles you hold.

‣ Capture and own your street, your neighbourhood and your city as you travel on foot
‣ Run, jog or walk - perfect for beginners or experienced runners
‣ Build a vast settlement on the real-world lands you own - or capture new places you visit!
‣ Track and map every run from your pocket, using your phone’s GPS
‣ Upgrade your warriors and battle neighbours and friends to own nearby castles
‣ Record distance, calories, speed and see your performance improve
‣ Design your own customised banner to fly over your mighty empire
‣ Advance through the eras, from the Stone Age to the Space Age
‣ Pair with Strava and leave your phone at home!


Run an Empire offers weekly, monthly and annually auto renewing subscriptions.

This price is for United Kingdom customers. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on the country of residence.

Your iTunes Account will be charged when the purchase is confirmed.

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 iTunes Account Settings after purchase.

Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited if you purchase a subscription.

Having problems? Contact us at feedback@runanempire.com and we will try our best to help.


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 Free in iOS App Store


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Version History

Launched Aug 28, 2018 (10 months ago).

Releasing new versions every 23 days, on average.

Jun 24
Version 2.43.4

◆ We've fixed an issue with the "Unique Castles Attacked'' achievement. Thanks to Jez for reporting.
◆ Strava runs should now fetch slightly faster. We also fixed a bug which was causing delay in fetching Strava runs.
◆ Further fixes for display issues on newer phones with taller screens.

Jun 10
Version 2.42.3

◆ We're continuing to work hard to fix issues you are having with Strava. Special thanks for the all the feedback, work is ongoing.
◆ Strava runs will no longer use up hearts.
◆ Fixed some display issues on newer iPhones with taller screens.
◆ It's now much clearer what's included in each of the Subscription options.

May 23
Version 2.41.6

- Weekly and yearly subscription

Apr 30
Version 2.40.4

- Improvement to Strava integration

Apr 18
Version 2.39.3

- Free trial for subscriptions

Apr 10
Version 2.38.2

- Bug fix around confusion between metric and imperial system

Apr 01
Version 2.37.1

- Achievements and missions
- Bug fixes in the tutorial

Mar 20
Version 2.34.1

Bug fixed on advisor achievements

Mar 13
Version 2.33.1

Misc improvements and bug fixes

Mar 07
Version 2.32.9

Objectives: Fulfil daily missions and unlock achievements to earn rewards

Mar 04
Version 2.32.7

Objectives: Fulfil daily missions and unlock achievements to earn rewards

Feb 12
Version 2.31.2

Pro subscription: Get monthly perks with the new monthly subscription!

The subscriptions includes:
- 50 gems every day
- An improved warrior
- A gold stave for your banner
- Doubled profit when you are away
- And every other purchases give 20% more gems

We also improved the layout for iPhoneX users

Dec 18
Version 2.27.3

- Get a sense of the competition by viewing the empire of players in your vicinity
- Rebalanced progression: Later eras are a bit easier

Dec 04
Version 2.25.4

Bug fix - You can now drop more warriors on your castles even if you already own them

Nov 30
Version 2.25.3

Castle battles updated: Compete with your rivals and earn prizes for holding on to your castles! Advance through the eras to get better at capturing castles.

Nov 24
Version 2.22.5

Small fix for a bug that appeared whilst users were offline.

Nov 21
Version 2.22

Introducing Customised Banners

Customised Banners are here! Give your castles a personalised touch and strike fear in to the heart of your adversaries as you design how other people see your banner fly above the territories you own.


- custom colours and gradients
- choose a banner shape and style
- pick a custom sigil to represent your empire on the battlefield

Nov 14
Version 2.21

Introducing Statues, for empire-wide bonuses.

Nov 06
Version 2.20

- Improvements to economy balancing
- Fixes for some issues surrounding login and strava integration

Nov 01
Version 2.19

- Economy screen for an easy overview of your empire
- Improvements to the shop

Oct 19
Version 2.18.5

- Push notifications for when you lose a castle
- Option to watch adverts to double earnings
- Improvements to the onboarding

Oct 01
Version 2.15

- Forests appear on the map reserving space for gems to generate nearer to home (and other features in the future)
- A fix to prevent 0% progress in later Eras
- A number of smaller bug fixes

Sep 19
Version 2.14

Better explanations for the first time user.
Schedule a reminder for a future run.
Update to castle positioning.

Sep 05
Version 2.12

- You can now browse your run history
- Lots of small improvements

Aug 29
Version 2.11

- GPS accuracy improvements
- Improvements to science and eras
- Bug fixes

Aug 14
Version 2.9

Optional login and signup system, to save your empire.

Aug 09
Version 2.8

- In app purchases are now available
- UI Improvements

Jul 25
Version 2.6

- A simplified build menu that allows you to spend more time on the map.
- An updated interface showing key details about your empire.
- New game art for all buildings.

Jul 11
Version 2.5.5

Lots of fixes and improvements

Jul 03
Version 2.4.2

Capture Gems During A Run - gems will now spawn when you start a run. Claim them by running through the hex they're on!

Jun 26
Version 2.3.3

Lots of improvements and fixes

Jun 12
Version 2.2.1

Introducing: Castles! New to version 2.2 - compete against your friends and neighours to control local castles (and earn massive bonuses)

Jun 06
Version 2.0.2

Small fixes and improvements

Jun 02
Version 2.0.1

Small fixes and improvements

Jun 01
Version 2.0

A whole new play experience!

Jun 12
Version 1.13.1

Bug fixes
Graphical improvements
Preparations for the addition of running teams

Apr 28
Version 1.13

Simplified sign-up.
Enhanced tutorial with detail on all key features.
Graphic improvements.
Bug fixes.

Mar 27
Version 1.12

- Facebook login
- Bug fixes

Feb 27
Version 1.10

- new run history screen for both your own and opponent runs.
- Updated run report with a new layout.
- You will now see calories burned for each run. We’ve also added a new system which calculates the efficiency of each run in the number hexes affected per minute, and then gives you a rating out of five stars. Beat any personal bests, and you’ll see a little ‘PB’ sticker next to that metric, too. Just in case you needed even more motivation to capture hexes.

Finally, we’ve updated the graphic that appears when you share your runs – so there’s even more reason to revel in that sweet revenge raid.

Feb 01
Version 1.9.1

- New grid view for choosing shield quadrants
- Add your height, weight, age, gender and activity level to your account
- Improvements to the way cheat detection works
- Bug fixes

Dec 20
Version 1.8.1

- Fixed crashing on iPhone 5 & 5C Devices
- New map colours (let us know what you think!)
- Referral Rewards - Get your friends to build their empires and reap the benefits.
- Expanded Map View (5S and later) - View your entire empire on one screen (and most of the city as well).
- Bug fixes

Dec 08
Version 1.8

- Fixed crashing on iPhone 5 & 5C Devices
- New map colours (let us know what you think!)
- Referral Rewards - Get your friends to build their empires and reap the benefits.
- Expanded Map View (5S and later) - View your entire empire on one screen (and most of the city as well).
- Bug fixes

Oct 27
Version 1.7

Version 1.7 introduces a longboat-load of new features:

• Leaderboards (due to popular demand) - see how your empire shapes up with the competition, globally or amongst your friends
• Customise! - Unlock 36 new shield quarters to customise your coat of arms, with our new achievements feature
• Battle reports - Choose to receive notifications when an opponent invades your empire
• Style changes - Cleaning up some visual elements
• Several bugs fixed

Sep 14
Version 1.6.3

Bug fixes and iOS 10 compatibility

Sep 02
Version 1.6.2

Bug fix - Fixed a bug experienced by users with a 12-hour clock setting.

Aug 25
Version 1.6.1

Bug Fixes - Fixed crashes and bugs related to iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C

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