Windows 8.1 App Watch: Illyriad

Illyriad

If there is one type of apps that are showing up in abundance on the Windows Store, it’s clients for online games. Illyriad is another such application, allowing users to connect directly to servers.

It is a grand strategy MMO, short for massively multiplayer online game.

In case you are unfamiliar with the term, these types of games have countless users playing it at once, connected to servers. Think World of Warcraft. This one is much simpler, though no less fun, if you’re into these type of games.

More will be clear, after this official description:

“Build your village to become the capital of an empire. Trade hundreds of resources and items in an entirely player driven market, across a vast, varied world. Battle in tournaments and wars. Gather exotic resources, craft rare items, master mighty magics, command thieves and assassins, settle new lands….

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.”

This free app is pretty much a wrapper for the online game, allowing you to connect to servers. Although this lightweight solution suffered from connectivity issues early one, regular updates from the developers have fixed most of them.

But it does provide for a nice window to a popular browser based MMO city builder game, and works fine on x86, x64 and ARM versions of Windows. Mouse required, of course.

Click here to check out Illyriad on the Windows Store.

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