Citizen of Rome

4.2
362 reviews
5K+
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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
Dec 14, 2021

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4.2
362 reviews
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!
A Google user
March 18, 2020
So far, this game has been great. From roman lore to management to your family and otherwise the gameplay as a whole. Although it could use some tweaks, such as a tutorial on the stats especially which ones matter in certain events, to possibly more micromanagement in terms of managing your family, stat improvements, and possibly property. And I cant remember the user on top of my head, but an encyclopedia on Roman lore would be a great addition to the gam for both education and immersion.
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What's new

Release v1.5.2
+ Minor tweaks and improvements
Release v1.5.0
+ Support for multiple saved games, with option for manual saving, & support for portable save files
+ Women are now playable & can be heirs
+ "Matrilineal" Marriages where the children are adopted into the mother's family
+ Caretakers to help manage stewardship of assets when your parrifamilias can't
+ And much more!
Discord: https://discord.gg/ZVkxjC5