4.9/5
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Free to play game for Android and iOS where players claim land in the real world by running, jogging or walking. A global race to control your own digital empire.

Would you recommend this product?

I really like the mix of earning points by running and by engaging with the game on the days between runs. It means that unlike tracking apps like Strava, I'm opening the game every day to invest my coins, which then causes me to think more about my next run, and motivates me to get out the door again. The best thing about it, though, is it encourages me to take routes I've never run before, and so I've discovered lots of back streets and hidden paths I wouldn't have otherwise found.

Pros:

Great gaming mechanics and incredibly addictive

Cons:

Would love to see more interaction with other players

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Thanks Andrew! This is really great.

I get massive gaming guilt when I sit for hours on end playing switch or games on my phone. Run an Empire is so appealing as healthy activity and gaming is something I never thought possible til now! I love it.

Pros:

Sooooo fun and addictive!

Cons:

Addictive!

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Apparently more muliplayer features coming soon, can't wait!Lots of

Pros:

Another reason to go for a run is always a good thing! Great fun as well

Cons:

Needs to be more competitive e.g. raiding other territories

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Not going to define self in 40 letters!

I started using this a while ago, I heard about it through a friend. It’s taken a while to get off the ground but now it’s properly up and running so to speak, I really like it - I went on an extra run this week as I saw I’d gone near but not into a new hex. Would just like some local competition now!

Pros:

Great motivator to run, the main advantage is that it make me run further, and try new routes, as I know I’ll get rewarded!

Cons:

More instructions as I don’t play any other games like this

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Well done to the team behind this, love it.

Pros:

Beautiful looking game that gets me off my sofa and out catching castles. Motivating, fun and addictive.

Cons:

Would love an Apple Watch version.

There is a great feeling when you go out for a run, come back and see what you can build whilst you are cooling down and straight away, want to go out and build some more. An app which REALLY, ACTUALLY gives me motivation to exercise is alright in my book.

Pros:

A game that gives me mojo to run. Can only be good.

Cons:

Could do with some more instructions

I have been using Run and Empire since it was available as a beta. The development team is highly responsive to identification of bugs and suggestion of new ideas. I expect the product to develop and improve rapidly as more people use it.

Pros:

The concept of mixing a game with real life running is excellent; adds another motivation to run and keep fit.

Cons:

The game is lacking strategic and interactive play elements to make it more competitive and varied in its play.

i really have enjoyed playing and conquering castles nearby

Pros:

easy to use, because it adapts with Strava

Cons:

complicated era progression

Consultant

Fun game that allows you to interact with your environment and other local users, as well as requiring some gaming skills. Got me off the sofa And onto the streets.

Pros:

Great mix of role play gaming and exercise

Cons:

None really

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For runners who like strategy games, especially those who get excited about conquests and all things medieval, this game is a must! You'll find yourself adding virtual territory, castles and income to your kingdom by simply undergoing your usual running activities and letting the synchronization with Strava do its work.

You start in the Dawn Age and then make progress across eras, adding buildings, conquering castles and earning coins which allow you to improve your empire. This is actually very addictive, as I even found myself changing my route a but so that I could reconquer a castle that I lost one day before. It felt so good! :-)

Pros:

It brings the healthy habits and the addictive strategy gaming together via a well-thought augmented reality concept

Cons:

The progression seems to be a bit too fast if one is active enough

Been trying for over a year to get help with this app as it doesn’t work properly for me and not had one single response from them, their Facebook page is full of people who have been asking for help and totally ignored too ! App is bugged, always has been and don’t expect any help or support if and when it is bugged for you too !
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