- What is a political strategy MMO?
- How is it different than a normal MMO?
- What will it cost?
- Do I need an account to play?
- Are there guilds in Empire & State?
- What is an Empire?
- Is there PVP (Player vs. Player) combat?
- Is there PVE (Player vs. Environment) play?
- What platforms will Empire & State work on?
- What languages are available?
- Will I need a broadband connection?
- Can I play offline?
- Do I need a graphics card?
- Do I need an audio card?
- What can I do to make sure Empire & State works on my computer?
- When I try to play, I only see a white screen. How can I fix this?
What is a political strategy MMO?
As a political strategy MMO, Empire & State gives players the chance
to explore politics, war, political ideologies, economics,
crime and more, all within the context of an immersive, addictive and
fun game experience.
How is it different than a normal MMO?
While normal MMOs tend to focus on activities suited to individuals or small groups/guilds, Empire & State will allow players to cooperatively manage an entire empire comprised of other players like themselves. This means collaborating (or competing) to elect capable political leaders, ensure strong military deployments, create the conditions for a sound economy, and engage in numerous other activities which mirror the management of a real-life nation-state.
To this end, Empire & State aims to be the truest political strategy
and civic management simulation game in the world.
What will it cost?
Empire & State is free to play. Anyone can join the new world and
embrace the struggle!
Do I need an account to play?
Yes, players represent their empire in battle! In order to conquer an
opposing empires land, a player must gain influence for their empire
in that battle. Players can attack and defeat other players in combat,
preventing them from adding influence for their empire.
Are there guilds in Empire & State?
The current release features empire-level teams only.
What is an Empire?
An Empire is a collection of players who own territory together. These
players work together in their empire to be successful economically,
politically, and agriculturally.
Is there PvP (Player vs. Player) combat?
Yes. Player vs. Player combat takes the form of battles between empire armies. To conquer an opposing empires land, players must gain
influence for their empire in that battle. Players can attack and
defeat enemy empires in combat, preventing them from adding influence
for their empire.
Is there PvE (Player vs. Environment) play?
Yes. Altea's a dangerous place.
What platforms will Empire & State work on?
Empire & State is currently only supported on Windows.
Linux and Mac
OS X support is to be determined.
What languages are available?
Empire & State is currently only available in English. We plan on
supporting German, Korean, and French.
Will I need a broadband connection?
A broadband connection is recommended for optimal gameplay and
responsiveness; however connections with speeds close to broadband
should be suitable as well.
Can I play offline?
Currently we do not have plans to support offline play.
Do I need a graphics card?
A graphics card is not required, but having one will greatly increase
the performance of our game.
Do I need an audio card?
No, however this means you will not have access to the wonderful
sounds and music of Empire & State.
What can I do to make sure Empire & State works on my computer?
In order to avoid technical issues or slowdown, please make sure that
Java is up to date on your computer. You can go to the Java update
page to automatically check if you have the latest version of
Java here: <
When I try to play, I only see a white screen. How can I fix this?
This issue is caused by out of date graphics drivers on your computer. Please check your
graphics hardware and ensure that you have installed the latest drivers for your system:
< nVidia Graphics Drivers > < AMD/ATI Graphics Drivers >