Where can I play?
We're live on the App Store in New Zealand and the UK! We’re working as fast as we can to get the game out to as many other countries as possible, but we’re currently a small team with a big to-do list. We’re working around the clock, evenings and weekends. Thanks for being patient - we can’t wait to launch in your area either.
What devices can I play on?
Run An Empire is currently playable on iPhone devices (5 and newer, running iOS 9+).
Is it available for Android phones?
No, Run An Empire is currently only available for iPhone. Development can take a lot of building, then testing, then changing, then more testing, then rebuilding, then even more testing… it’s literally double the person-hours to do this on two platforms at once. So it makes sense for us to make mistakes on one platform rather than two. But this way the Android release happens sooner - because it’ll race through all the lessons learned from the initial testing. We haven't announced a timeline for this release yet, but we will update this thread when we do.
Won’t people cheat by driving around?
We have several tricks up our sleeve for telling whether or not someone is genuinely walking/ running around, or using some kind of locomotion.
Will you make a version for bikes?
Possibly! If there’s enough people that say they’d want that.
Will other players be able to find me whilst I’m running?
No. We only show the sum of all places you’ve affected in your runs. Plus, your run is only submitted when you’re finished, it doesn’t show your start or end point, or where you are in real time. You can also choose to run completely anonymously - we won’t share your name or likeness.
Will it work on wearable devices?
We plan to make Run An Empire work with wearable devices too. This is something we’re currently exploring.
I have an idea for a feature
Great! We do receive a lot of suggestions for game features, but it’s always interesting to hear what you have to say - especially when several people say they want the same thing. The best thing to do is to submit a request via our Help Centre.
Can I team up with friends?
Yes, we plan to build in support for teams. In the meantime, you can follow your friends through the app and track your conquests against theirs!
I don’t run in a loop, I run to and from my work/college/gym… Can I still play?
Yes! You can claim all the hexes between points A and B. However, loop runs are a more efficient way of capturing territory.