• 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Does it work on wearable devices?

    Yes! Run an Empire allows you to automatically import runs from Strava, including ones recorded on your wearable (no more phone). We're also working on integrations with Apple Watch and other wearables over the next few months.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Where can I play?

    Everywhere! You can download Run an Empire across the globe for iOS and Android.

  • I’ve moved house, can I move my base?

    Yes! You can move buildings by tapping and holding, then moving them to any hex you currently own. You may need to capture some hexes in your new location in order to do this.

  • Can I play without data?

    You will need data - however, you can link your Run An Empire account to Strava (a running app that doesn’t need data). Runs recorded in Strava will automatically import into your Run An Empire account. You can link an account via settings.

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