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Epicinium is a multiplayer strategy game with simultaneous turns. Each turn consists of a planning phase, where all players decide which orders they want to give their units that turn, followed by an action phase, where players watch as the the orders play out.

Units will automatically attack enemy units they encounter; they will also fire back when attacked and attack any unit that moves away from them. Some units have abilities that allow them to bombard tiles, randomly dealing damage to whomever and whatever is present at that time. Anticipating your opponent's orders is key.

Between rounds, the season changes which might bring about new weather effects such as snow, drought or firestorm. At night, buildings can gain power and generate income. Cities only gain power if surrounded by enough grass, forest, water and crops, whereas barracks and industry grow larger when additional cities are placed nearby.

To defeat your opponent, capture or destroy all of their City tiles.


Epicinium is being developed by Daan Mulder and Sander in 't Veld and is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. The game is currently in open beta.

Every Saturday from 19:00 UTC and lasting a couple hours, we hold an online playtest session. Download the client and join in for some fun and games! We also livestream these events on Sander's Twitch channel.

If you want to have a chat with the developers or find an opponent to play against, join the Discord server.

If you want to stay up-to-date with the latest developments and events regarding Epicinium, you can sign up to our public mailing list.

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Hey all! Yesterday we released beta version 0.27.0, with a number of improvements to the UI. In particular we reworked the phase list in the bottom left of the game screen to put more emphasis on the Planning phase and the Action phase.

This update also brings a new challenge: the Everything is Free challenge. In this challenge, units and tiles have their cost reduced to zero, so you can skip the economy and go straight for the big guns!

Like in normal matches, you get 1 point for each Grass and Forest tile that remains at the end of the game, up to 100 points. The more points you get, the more stars you earn! As in previous weeks, you can find this challenge in the multiplayer menu. We've added a shiny new type of panel with a picture in it that updates to show the current challenge.

One thing we have noticed is that not enough players can find human opponents to play against. This is a shame because our game works best in one-vs-one against other players. Therefore going forward we will put more of our effort into centralizing our playerbase and growing a community within our Discord server.

With that in mind, we are currently working on integrating Discord into our game and vice versa. Once this is complete, you will be able to see when your friends are online and ask to join their lobby via Discord. While they are playing a game, you can even start spectating them directly from Discord with one press of the button.

One way we will be using this integration is with automated weekly tournaments organized through Discord. At any point during the week you will be able to join the tournament. Once joined, any ranked match against an opponent that is also part of the tournament will count towards your score in the tournament. At the end of the week, the participant with the highest total score is declared the winner.

See you on Discord!

Challenges arrive in Epicinium version 0.25.0

Challenges arrive in Epicinium version 0.25.0

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After being occupied for a couple of weeks by the founding of our cooperative (A Bunch of Hacks), we have turned our focus back to improving Epicinium...

Balance changes in Epicinium version 0.24.0

Balance changes in Epicinium version 0.24.0

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We released Epicinium beta version 0.24.0 today to bring some balance changes that we felt were needed after the gameplay changes in version 0.23.0.

Beta 0.23.0: new Militia unit and other gameplay changes [DevLog]

Beta 0.23.0: new Militia unit and other gameplay changes [DevLog]

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This week we released version 0.23.0, which came with some big gameplay changes, including a new unit: the Militia. In this devlog we want to highlight...

Sticking with an idea vs. Listening to players [DevLog]

Sticking with an idea vs. Listening to players [DevLog]

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On the occasion of the release of Epicinium beta version 0.20.0, we have written a devlog about listening to players.

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Epicinium beta 0.27.0 (Windows 64-bit)

Epicinium beta 0.27.0 (Windows 64-bit)

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Binaries for beta version 0.27.0, with UI improvements and a challenge that alters the game rules.

Epicinium beta 0.27.0 (Windows 32-bit)

Epicinium beta 0.27.0 (Windows 32-bit)

Demo

Binaries for beta version 0.27.0, with UI improvements and a challenge that alters the game rules.

Epicinium beta 0.27.0 (Mac OS X)

Epicinium beta 0.27.0 (Mac OS X)

Demo

Binaries for beta version 0.27.0, with UI improvements and a challenge that alters the game rules.

Epicinium beta 0.27.0 (Linux 64-bit)

Epicinium beta 0.27.0 (Linux 64-bit)

Demo

Binaries for beta version 0.27.0, with UI improvements and a challenge that alters the game rules.

Epicinium beta 0.27.0 (Linux 32-bit)

Epicinium beta 0.27.0 (Linux 32-bit)

Demo

Binaries for beta version 0.27.0, with UI improvements and a challenge that alters the game rules.

Epicinium beta 0.26.0 (Windows 64-bit)

Epicinium beta 0.26.0 (Windows 64-bit)

Demo

Binaries for beta version 0.26.0, with a new challenge and UI improvements.

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Armcoon
Armcoon

Hey, I followed this game. :D But I click too fast, so I click wrong button(Report) at first time...Sorry. :(

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UnarmedLad Creator
UnarmedLad

So that was you! >:-(

Nah, just kidding. Thanks for the follow, Armcoon! :-D I hope you enjoy the game. Please let us know what you think, we're always looking for feedback.

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Armcoon
Armcoon

Er~Currently my problem is nobody online at my country timeline. :/ So have singleplayer skirmisher at future update?

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UnarmedLad Creator
UnarmedLad

Unfortunately, Epicinium is not yet well-known enough for there to be players online at all times. Please spread the word to help us get there! :-)

We already have online singleplayer against AI. Just start a lobby and click on the "+" icon in the player list to add an AI opponent. There are three AIs at the moment: TutorialTurtle (passive), QuickQuack (aggressive with only riflemen) and HungryHippo (aggressive with a variety of units), and three different difficulty settings. Good luck!

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Armcoon
Armcoon

Oh~Thanks. :) I have last one question, can you add offline mode later? Because I can't play this without wifi... :p

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SLiV9
SLiV9

Hi Armcoon!

Yes, we plan to add an offline versus AI mode and possibly singleplayer maps, but for now we're focussing on online multiplayer.

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Armcoon
Armcoon

Okay~Thanks. :D

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We released Epicinium v0.26.0. It features a new challenge for you to attempt! ("Are we the baddies?")… T.co

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Now livestreaming this week's playtest at Twitch.tv. We're testing the new #Epicinium version 0.26.0,… T.co

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RT @sanderintveld: Sprucing up the UI with new panels that have dynamically cropped image backgrounds. #sceenshotsaturday #gamedevT.co

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