A turn based strategy war game where you lead Roman legions in their conquest of the Italian peninsula. Play various scenarios of the conflicts fought by the Roman Republic; Be the dictator for the Roman civilization at the ancient age when it was yet to become the largest empire in the world.
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*Populus Romanus : 8 scenarios (1 in FREE version) of varying size and difficulty, ranging from the initial conquests of neighbouring kingdoms by Roman city-state, to the First Punic War
* Single player and Local Multiplayer (players sharing same device) game modes (online multiplayer not supported)
* Freely zoomable and pannable hex based map, with multitouch gesture support
* Hex and counter style of play, like many table-top TBS board games
* More missions will be released later as free updates to the full game
* Autosaving: Progress is automatically saved at end of each turn, or when you switch away from the game; No risk of losing game progress because of forgetting to save
* Designed to be playable also on lower-spec Android phones and tablets; on the other hand, users with more capable devices have an enhanced frame rate and smoother experience
* In-game help guide
* Supports natively all screen resolutions from the smallest phones in your pocket to the largest HD tablets
* OpenGL ES hardware accelerated graphics engine
The basic gameplay style of Populus Romanuss game was inspired by many earlier hexagon based “oldskool” or retro PC strategy games like Fantasy General, Panzer General and Battle for Wesnoth as well as some of the more recent titles, such as Uniwar on mobile devices … with a little bit of Civilization / Freeciv spirit mixed in. However, the backdrop of the game is set in the ancient Rome, and the game attempts to follow faithfully the known course of the events to the extent that is known to the modern historywriting (some liberties have been taken in interpreting the details to make the game more entertaining). The Populus Romanus game has some minor RPG like elements such as unit leveling (success in combat leads first to veteran, then to elite status, giving stats improvements), but at its heart it is first and foremost a pure strategy game.
Nearly two millennia before the era of medieval knights and castles of the European middle ages, the first ancient settlers of the Roman tribe founded the city of Rome. As the legends customarily tell, the twin brothers and townsmen Romulus and Remus were the original founders, with Romulus eventually becoming the first king of Rome. From its humble beginnings first as a small village, and then a local kingdom, its destiny was to become a great empire encompassing all coasts of the Mediterranean sea and even beyond. For centuries, his royal majesty the Emperor of Rome was undoubtedly the most highborn ruler on the Earth, wielding total authority over a large portion of the humankind.
The game begins in the very first years of the Roman saga; You, the player, will lead the Roman army, legion after legion, from a battle to another in the name of the Roman Empire against the mighty warlords of the neighbouring realms. Assault the Etruscans on river Tiber, stop the madness of Samnite invasion in Campania, conquer South Italy, drive Carthaginians out from the isle of Sicily, and much more … May the god of war Mars spare you from the fury and vengeance of your enemies in the battlefield!
While the main campaign of the game deals with the Roman Republic expansion wars, the second campaign (currently under development) will be played as commander Hannibal of Carthage, one of the greatest military commanders to ever live, whose brief advance against Rome brought him all the way from North Africa almost to the gates of Rome before the Romans got their defense lines established. This revival of warfare between Carthage and Rome came to be known as the Second Punic War in history.
Populus Romanus user reviews:
This game tops my list of most adictive android games. No bugs, no screen freezes, just pure gameplay pleasure.
I really enjoyed playing this demo game and will buy the full version. Has some aspects in common with the strategic (map overview) of Total War: Rome, though of course all the battles are automatically resolved in this game.
Can u make it free look @ the downloads on the paid version only 1000 and look @ the free demo version downloads 10000 if u made it free in a year the downloads would be over 100000 downloads
A compelling war game, with elements of Civilization (cities but no civics to manage) and Risk (managing your power but greater diversity of troop type). Recommended
Nice game and decent implementation. Get a better unit diversity and economic system and it’ll be a winner. Till then, it’s a bit expensive. Worth a shot though
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