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
30 July, 2019

Powerful New Runes

Four new powerful rune spells have been added to the "Runes" school of magic, giving commanders even stronger defensive options of their cities. Learn more...
30 July, 2019

Art of Illusion Making a Resurgence

Eight new prestige cities have been added to the available list.
Learn more...
6 Nov, 2018

New User Interface Alpha Test

We're delighted to announce that we're opening up a new User Interface (UI) for testing by the general community, learn about what's changed and how you can participate.
11 Oct, 2018

October's Multi-stage Release

Be sure to checkout our announcement of a massive update that has been several years in the making, learn about the multi-stage release.
10 Oct, 2018

Exotic Armaments

125 new pieces of equipment, completely changing the face of warfare across Illyriad! Read more about Elements of Artifice Part 1
25 Feb, 2017

The Design-A-City Contest

Want to design the next city in Illyriad? Submit your idea today!
Oct 17, 2016

Illyriad on Steam!

Illyriad is now available on Steam and has over 525 Steam achievements!
Oct 17, 2016

Steam Greenlight

Vote for Illyriad on Steam Greenlight to help bring it to Steam!.
Jul 1, 2016

Player Spotlight: White Willow

White Willow was nominated by the community for the Player Spotlight. Read his interview on our blog.
June 15, 2016

Players create their own game in Illyriad

We here at Illyriad Games pride ourselves on allowing players to create their own content. Read more on our blog.
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.