Goodgame Empire is a free-to-play browser real-time strategy game developed by Goodgame Studios. Players build their own castle, create a powerful army, and then take part in player-vs-player (PvP) battles.

Players begin as the lord of a castle in a kingdom called ‘The Great Empire’, taking charge of a small fortress that can eventually be upgraded into the capital of a kingdom. Players will assemble armies to defend their castle and to help expand their territory. Players can extend economic systems to help support the production of new technology, buildings, and troops. Players can form alliances or wage war with/against other players.

Players will accumulate resources such as wood, stone, and food over time and can spend these materials building new structures, and feeding their armies.

Players can also own up to 3 outposts (OPs) that consist of mini-castles that can be captured from other players or built from scratch.

As a player advances, they unlock further kingdoms:

  • Everwinter Glacier (Level 25)
  • Storm Islands (Level 35)
  • Burning Sands (Level 40)
  • Fire Peaks (Level 50)

Goodgame Empire has a new feature where everyone who espionages, sabotages or attacks a member of an alliance where automatic declaration of war is turned on will automatically go to war. Only the alliance leader or deputy is able to change whether it is turned on or off.