Citizen of Rome

4.2
395 reviews
5K+
Downloads
Content rating
Teen
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About this game

Citizen of Rome - Dynasty Ascendant is a multi-generational family/Dynasty life sim set in the Ancient Roman Republic.

You get to see how life was in the Ancient Republic, participate in their various customs, festivals and Ludi / sporting competitions, while raising a family and moving up in the social and economic hierarchy of Rome.

You can educate your children, marry them off, sponsor their elections and much more. You'll usually play as the eldest of your sons once your character dies.

The game is open-ended without a set endgame just like in real life, but a grand goal for any ambitious Roman family was to land a Consulship of the republic. This could be your goal in the game as well, climbing the Cursus Honorum and becoming a "New Man" - "Novus Homo"

WARNING: The game just like fate will beat you down from time to time and you might find all that you worked for being taken away from you in an instant, but the way things are set up you'll almost certainly end up growing wealthy and reach the Senatorial class at some point despite various setbacks. There is no game-over and life goes on no matter what

A core philosophy of the game is that just like in real life, there's no winning or losing, just experiencing life and having fun at it no matter where it takes you. The game should be fun in its own way at every level, no matter if you're a prole or a senator, but with things just playing differently and with different goals and challenges

We've been constantly adding new things to the game and hope to continue to do so going forward, especially based on player feedback; Please contribute any ideas, bugs and suggestions via our Discord or an email to rome@thestartupengine.net

Gameplay Features:

• Fully offline, no Ads, no In-App Purchases
• Full life sim with: Marriage, Birth, Health/Illnesses, Death, and Succession
• Property and Economy
• Several key Roman festivals
• Traits and Skills & Education
• Apprenticeships and employment
• Elections, Warfare and Class progression
• Random interactions and events
• Achievements
• Dark Mode
• Modding support (Write external storage perm required for this), see https://rome.rangergo.net/modding-support/
• Personality traits, Heir Designation, Inheritable character portraits and much more

Long live the Republic!

Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/ZVkxjC5

Read an excellent player made guide - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1993435956
Updated on
Nov 30, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

4.2
380 reviews
T Lee
February 26, 2023
Interesting sim but it's either too hard or too easy. Play normally and the game just cudgels you into the ground but sandbox just gives you unlimited everything and makes the game not worth playing. You need a sandbox option where you can modify the game when it gets punitive but let the player decide how much help they want instead of just giving them everything right at the start. That way the player tailors the level of difficulty and it's challenging without being obnoxious.
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CitizenOfRome
February 27, 2023
You may enjoy playing with mods, for example with the console command mod you could give yourself a bit of extra cash just when you need it and more. Please write to us on the Discord/email and we'll help you get started with them. In regular mode, struggling a few years at first is expected & things will get easier as you get used to the eb & flow
A Google user
March 7, 2020
It isn't a bad game by any stretch, but it definitely does need some work. For instance, I have noticed a spelling error here and there, among some very minor bugs. The main issue, however, is the lack of content/things to do. I very regularly find myself simply smashing the time progression button just so I can get to events like Saturnalia and whatnot. Needs more activities for sure, and maybe even a compendium of all the Roman lore the game offers you to make it more educational.
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CitizenOfRome
March 7, 2020
Thank you for your patronage and for writing in. We've been continuing to improve and add content to the game and will add more random events going forward. Please do share any bugs and errors via email or Discord and we'll get them fixed in the next release. (One fun game play mode to try is to use autoplay and play long term across generations)
Erin Alexander
December 11, 2020
Update: As of right now, the issue with the game crashing when a certain event pops up has been fixed!! Apparently the latest game update did fix it, but I did have to delete the app and reinstall it. And, when I reinstalled all was fixed and my previous game data was saved!! This is an awesome game, so glad the issue was taken care of!!
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CitizenOfRome
October 17, 2020
The latest release v1.3.6 fixes this without having to reset your game. In v1.3.5 we'd recommend you avoid this event by choosing the don't steal option (only one of the several outcomes in that event leads to this crash) Truly sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patronage!

What's new

Release v1.6.8:
+ Minor tweaks and fixes
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Release v1.6.7:
+ Balance changes
+ QoL/UI improvements
+ Bugfixes and other tweaks
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Major Release v1.6.0: Military ranks, household pets, marriage deals and much more!