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
1 Aug, 2020

Fall Tournament 2020

The Fall 2020 Tournament has begun! It runs for the whole month of August.
1 May, 2020

Summer Tournament 2020

The Summer 2020 Tournament has begun! It runs for the whole month of May.
1 Feb, 2020

Spring Tournament 2020

The Spring 2020 Tournament has begun! It runs for the whole month of Febuary.
31 Jan, 2020

Seasonal Tournaments

Win your Alliance Regional Control In Seasonal Tournaments. This introduces further potential for long-term, alliance-level, inter-regional, military- and production-based strategies.
03 Dec, 2019

Skyfallen Stones

Meteorites have begun falling across Elgea and the Broken lands, leaving harvestable objects that contain a number of treasures...
24 Nov, 2019

Tournament XI Winners

Congratulations to the victor of the Calamity tournament, Northern Ascension [ASCN]! Check out the Tournament Stats.
19 Oct, 2019

Tournament XI: Calamity

New Tournament Incoming! Calamity! October 26th - November 23rd! Learn more...
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!
Jan 11, 2017

Illyriad on Steam!

Illyriad is now available on Steam and has over 525 Steam achievements!