Anocris – Rulers of the Nile
Thousands of years ago, some of the earliest empire of mankind began to rise around the Mediterranean Sea. One that everyone knows is the Egyptian empire, nourished by the live-giving waters of the Nile. Playing Anocris, an upcoming and free to play economy management and strategy game, we got the opportunity to become a pharaoh of one of the most advanced civilizations of ancient age.
Anocris is refreshing take on common strategy and economic simulations. Starting out as a pharaoh without a kingdom, you and your kin settle near the fertile lands of the Nile. Soon enough you begin growing your own crops and will eventually manage to raise your own army. Explore your surroundings, meet friends and rivals alike and become the emperor that rules the world of Anocris.
Fields and forges
Starting out in Anocris is fairly straightforward. You begin your adventures with nothing more than the guidance of your three advisors. They support you throughout the game with information regarding your economy, your research and your war efforts. Before you waste any thought on the former two, it is time to grow an economy that provides the supplies to keep your people happy. Building wheat farms for fresh baked bread and clay pits for pottery and other consumer goods will be one of your first steps in Anocris. Eventually you will begin producing your own papyrus to have the means to write down technological advancements of your civilization. Step by step you will grow and expand your empire, leading up to a point where you even begin to train your own soldiers that you can send on missions beyond your own borders.
Command your own army
Once your granary is filled with golden wheat and your population is growing, it is time to look beyond your borders. You are not alone in the desert. Potential friends and rivals alike are living nearby and paying them a visit, with or without an army, can turn out to be a good idea. Should you decide to bring an army when visiting other players, then things begin to get rough in Anocris. A wide selection of units can be purchased throughout the game, some require advanced research before they are unlocked and available. Trampling your rival’s defenses and raiding his storage might not make you a friend but it is sure going to make you rich. Think twice though before plundering your neighbors, they might come back at you at some point.
Form alliances and unite
Imagine you plundered your neighbors the past few days and got pretty rich in the process. Your storages are filled, your army is elsewhere and suddenly you get a report that your former victims united and are now marching towards your compound? Doesn’t sound that peachy! Well, it does not. In order to circumvent these scenarios you need friends, powerful friends. Unite with other players and cooperate with them in the harsh deserts of Anocris. People will think twice about attacking you when you are a having others around you that assist you in times of need.
Features of Anocris
- Free to play: Just sign up once and you’re good to go. Anocris is completely free to play.
- Fields and forges: Grow a strong economy and raise a powerful army.
- Command your own army: Lead your units into glorious combat and overpower your foes.
- Form alliance and unite: Group up with other players and form powerful alliances that will make other players think twice before attacking you.
The Bottom Line
Anocris is a pretty solid economy and strategy emulation for your browser. While there are several other games that follow similar gameplay elements like base building and raiding, Anocris has some unique features about it. First and foremost it is the setting: Playing a pharaoh in ancient Egypt is something that we haven’t seen yet. The unit roster, the types of structures and especially the research tree are absolute unique bring something new and enjoyable to all those who might have thought that they have seen it all. In this regard Anocris should be a welcome addition to all those who love games of this genre and newcomers alike.