Imperia Online: The Great People is a Windows Phone gaming title from the talented development group Game Troopers. The Xbox gaming title is an online, multi-player game where you are tasked with building an empire and expanding it by destroying your neighbors. The medieval combat game comes in as today's AdDuplex HERO App.

The HERO Apps program is a promotional campaign for Windows Phone and Windows developers on the AdDuplex Network and partners AdDuplex with myAppFree, AppDeals, PluralSight and Windows Central to deliver a host of benefits to the top apps and games each month. Our role in the HERO App campaign is to offer a little exposure to these titles by sharing them with you, our readers, and today we shine the spotlight on Imperia Online: The Great People.

Set in the times before gunpowder, Imperia Online involves all the aspects of a city builder game with plenty of opportunities to flex your muscles on the battlefield. The Windows Phone game calls on you to recruit and train armies, build armaments, fortify your stronghold, build your empire's infrastructure and create alliances to help expand your empire. It is a Xbox gaming title with thirty in-game achievements to earn.

Imperia Online

You will need to create a gaming account when you first launch Imperia Online, and will then be taken through an extensive tutorial that covers everything from building your city structures to allocating resources to spying on your neighbors. The tutorial has thirteen steps and covers the basics rather nicely.

Your two primary tasks with Imperia Online are managing your economy and managing your military. The economy will produce the resources needed to build up your military, and your military will increase your raw material sources and protect your infrastructure.

The game operates from two main screens: the Empire Screen and Map Screen. The Empire Screen is where you will manage your city, recruit and train troops, manage your resources and tap into the game's social networking features.

Imperia Online

The Map Screen is where you seek out lands to conquer, neighbors to spy on and alliances to pursue. While Imperia Online does have a combat element, battles are automatically played out and lacks any animated visuals. There is an after-action report that will detail the carnage the battle produces, but it would have been nice to have a strategy element to combat where you could deploy your troops and manage the flow of battle. In that sense it's more like Risk than a traditional strategy combat game.

Overall, Imperia Online: The Great People is a challenging and feature-rich Windows Phone game. The Xbox support will appeal to many and the graphics are detailed and look great from the smaller Windows Phone screen.

If you like online city builder games with a combat element, you should find Imperia Online: The Great People an attractive Windows Phone title. It is a free, ad-supported app with several in-app purchase opportunities.

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AdDuplex HERO Promotion

AdDuplex is a fantastic resource for the cross-promotion of Windows Phone and Windows apps. AdDuplex has launched a new program designed to help developers promote their apps even further with free access to various tools and resources from AdDuplex.

The HERO Apps promotion partners AdDuplex with Windows Central, myAppFree, AppDeals and PluralSight to provide additional benefits to the top apps every month that include:

  • Vouchers to advertise on AdDuplex
  • One month subscription to Pluralsight Plus
  • A featured campaign with myAppFree
  • A featured campaign with AppDeals
  • A review here on Windows Central

If you are a Windows or Windows Phone developer, you can sign up for the HERO Apps program here at AdDuplex's website. To participate in the program, you will need to apply within thirty days after your app or game has launched on the AdDuplex network.

Windows Central is already partnered with the myAppFree campaign and is proud to be partnering up with AdDuplex with the HERO Apps program. It is another excellent opportunity to help promote both the Windows Phone and Windows platform.

Keep in mind that the HERO Apps are different than what you find with the myAppFree deals. The HERO Apps are free, ad-supported titles that often have the option to remove the ad-support via in-app purchases. The myAppFree deal delivers a paid app or game at a discounted price or for free.