Turn Your Runs Into A Fun AR Game With ‘Run An Empire’

Turn Your Runs Into A Fun AR Game With ‘Run An Empire’

Running has always been one of those things that I needed some sort of motivation for. Go out on a Saturday run for my health? I’ll pass. Go out on a Saturday run so I can crush all my friends in a FitBit challenge? Now we’re talking.

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This week I found a new game that has already fuelled a few longer-than-usual walks in my neighbourhood: Run An Empire.

It’s sort of a combination between Pokemon Go and Sim City. You play the game by going on a real-world walk or run in your neighbourhood. When you travel through an area you can capture it in the name of your empire. The more you move, the more currency you’ll have to build up that empire.

Unlike other running games that happen while you’re actually trying to run, this one instead lets you save all that gameplay for when you’re back home.

I’m still pretty new to it (it launched on the 2nd), but so far it’s been pretty fun, and been a great motivation for (literally) going that extra mile.

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