illyriad - Grand Strategy MMO
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Critically-Acclaimed, Award-Winning Massively Multiplayer Epic Grand Strategy.

"Fantastic city-builder... a ton of depth, a great community... play at your own pace... perfect gameplay... absolutely wonderful Lore... the map is incredible... reminds me of Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones - those great big epic stories." -

Build a city, create an Empire!

Forge Alliances with thousands of players. Craft and Trade 380+ resources and items in an entirely player driven market, across a vast, varied world. Side with 100+ warring NPC factions and their 700+ unit types.

Research 400+ technologies, and build 70+ building types to create your own specialised cities. Gather exotic resources, craft rare items, master mighty magics, command thieves and assassins, explore and settle new lands in the 8.6 million square world of Illyriad.

Illyriad is a strategy game of extraordinary depth and variety. With a great community, multiple paths for city specialisation, and frequent updates and new releases, this is a vast fantasy world where you can be the kind of ruler that you wish to be.

"Solid and deep MMO play experience. This is certainly a sweeping, epic strategy game." – Independent Games Festival

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

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Illyriad News
Jan 27, 2016

Player Spotlight: TheDiva

TheDiva was nominated by the community for the Player Spotlight. Read her interview on our blog.
Nov 9, 2015

Player Run Tournaments

Read the interview with Ubluntu about Player Run Tournaments.
Jul 8, 2015

Available in the Firefox Marketplace

Illyriad is now available in the Firefox Marketplace.
Jul 5, 2015

Player Spotlight: Kumomoto

Kumomoto was nominated by the community for July's Player Spotlight. Read his interview on our blog.
Jul 5, 2015

Player Profile Winners

Fiona, TheBillPN and JodaMyth won the player profile contest for the "best all round", "funniest" and "most helpful" profiles respectively.
Jul 3, 2015

Research Technology Carry Over

When the last city of a player is destroyed its technology is no longer is duplicated in their respawned 0 population village.
Jun 25, 2015

New Art & Lore

New art for research, the long-called-for "surprised" emote and the second chapter of the story, called The Battle!; available also as a pdf.