After watching Game of Thrones, one thing is for sure that ruling a kingdom is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. There’s constant battleship on all sides and you’re under constant threat of a war. Your people may not like you because you’ve been given the empire by your father and therefore you need to create your own space yourself. You need to develop an army that can keep you protected and you need sufficient funds to feed your people as well. This can only happen if you’re good at making alliances so that you’re always on the stronger side. So there are lot of ongoing projects and you need to keep an eye on all of them. So until and unless you get to play as a cast on the show, you got to find some other source of entertainment and I’ve found one for you!

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I am talking about the iOS app called Empire: Four Kingdoms that has been developed by Goodgame Studios. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 5.0 or any later version of the OS. This app has also been optimized for iPhone 5.

This is a RTS game based in the middle ages. You start as a leader who is desperate to conquer more and more lands and build his kingdom. Starting from building your own castle, you test your army in the battleground to build your own kingdom. There are number of countries and continents to explore far and wide. Army is the main asset of a kingdom and therefore you have to ensure that you have strong men in good numbers. But to maintain such a good army, you need a good economy and for that you need resources. So grow and trade bread, wood and other goods and start earning.

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The graphics of this game are highly detailed and that’s a necessary element for a RTS game. What happens with most of such games is that on a small mobile phone display, they get clustered into mess. The clarity is missing and so are the details and it seems like there’s too much enclosed in a nutshell. So the beauty of the kingdom is actually lost and you’re just playing for the sake of winning. What the developers have done with this game is that they have kept it clean and the flavour of middle ages has been kept untouched.

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To proceed further in the game, you need rubies to buy new resources and keep your kingdom going. You can buy these rubies via in-app purchases. But the game provides you ample of chances at each stage so that you can proceed on your own. There are over 15 million players who are part of this game and you can invite your friends as well. Build alliances with them and see if you can emerge out as the next big power!

This app is available for free in the App Store. So make sure you grab your share of cake!

Pros: RTS based gameplay; countless countries and continents to explore; 15 million players already playing this game; build alliances; free.

Cons: none.

I will give this app 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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