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Epicinium is a strategy wargame where nature is a finite resource. Is it worth winning a war when you end up conquering nothing but dirt and ash?

Epicinium is currently in closed beta. The beta version offers a work-in-progress look at the multiplayer portion of the game. To qualify for access, join our Discord community. There, you can also follow its progress, find other players and have a chat with the developers.

Combat destroys grass and crops, and trees are trampled as tanks drive towards your opponent to level their cities. Industry accelerates global warming to ludicrous levels, causing more destruction the longer the game goes on. At the end of the game, the winner is scored for how many grass and forest tiles remain on the map.

Epicinium is being developed for Windows, MacOS and Linux by A Bunch of Hacks, an indie gamedev co-op comprised of Daan Mulder and Sander in 't Veld.

If you want to stay up-to-date with the latest developments and events regarding Epicinium, you can sign up to our public mailing list.

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Closed Beta

Ever since Epicinium was ready for public playing, we made it available as a free download and kept updating it publicly. This was a great way to iron out bugs and collect your early opinion on where the game was going. Input from our beta testers during this period has been invaluable and we would like to thank all participants very much.

As we are getting closer towards our crowdfunding campaign, we have opted to end the Open Beta. Instead, we will hold a Closed Beta via Discord. Active members of our Discord server will be invited to join the Closed Beta. This makes sure that people can play the game with other community members, as is the intended experience. We've built features into our Discord server that can help players find opponents, such as tournaments and a matchmaking bot. It also means that players can immediately find us when they have questions or need other assistance.

Join our community

What does this mean for you? If you already registered for an Epicinium account, you automatically qualify for access as a thank you for participating in the Open Beta. Join the Discord community and send us (SLiV or UnarmedLad) a Direct Message with your in-game username or the email address you used for your Epicinium account and you will be given access to the Closed Beta.

If you didn't have an account yet and want to play the beta, join our community and show your face in the chat! You don't have to do anything special, just show that you're committed to the game's development and being in the community.

This change is part of our road towards the crowdfunding and release. Stay posted for more news on this in the coming weeks!

Beta version 0.29.0

After you've received your shiny new key, you're gonna want to have a shiny new Beta version to put it in. That's why we made beta version 0.29.0.


You can activate your key in the main menu. We've even improved the text input to allow you to copy and paste the key, instead of typing it in by hand like a fool!

Unit movement

This new version also has improved figure pathing, which means riflemen will now walk around other soldiers and buildings instead of through them.


To make sure you get a lot of mileage out of this change, the new High Speed Challenge increases the movement speed of all units by 2. The vision radius of units has not changed, so be wary of attacks of opportunity!

Don't forget, to get access to the new Beta, join our community on Discord. We hope to greet you there soon!

Version 0.28.2: Discord integration and UI improvements

Version 0.28.2: Discord integration and UI improvements

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Hi folks! The last thing we did in August was release version 0.28.2. This update brings the Discord Rich Presence integration that we talked about in...

New challenge in Epicinium v0.27.0: Everything Is Free

New challenge in Epicinium v0.27.0: Everything Is Free

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Yesterday we released beta version 0.27.0, with a number of improvements to the UI. This update also brings a new challenge: the Everything is Free challenge...

Challenges arrive in Epicinium version 0.25.0

Challenges arrive in Epicinium version 0.25.0

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After being occupied for a couple of weeks by the founding of our cooperative (A Bunch of Hacks), we have turned our focus back to improving Epicinium...

Balance changes in Epicinium version 0.24.0

Balance changes in Epicinium version 0.24.0

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We released Epicinium beta version 0.24.0 today to bring some balance changes that we felt were needed after the gameplay changes in version 0.23.0.

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Epicinium beta 0.28.2 (Windows 64-bit)

Epicinium beta 0.28.2 (Windows 64-bit)

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Binaries for beta version 0.28.2, with animation speed controls, improved animations and bugfixes.

Epicinium beta 0.28.2 (Windows 32-bit)

Epicinium beta 0.28.2 (Windows 32-bit)

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Binaries for beta version 0.28.2, with animation speed controls, improved animations and bugfixes.

Epicinium beta 0.28.2 (Mac OS X)

Epicinium beta 0.28.2 (Mac OS X)

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Binaries for beta version 0.28.2, with animation speed controls, improved animations and bugfixes.

Epicinium beta 0.28.2 (Linux 64-bit)

Epicinium beta 0.28.2 (Linux 64-bit)

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Binaries for beta version 0.28.2, with animation speed controls, improved animations and bugfixes.

Epicinium beta 0.28.2 (Linux 32-bit)

Epicinium beta 0.28.2 (Linux 32-bit)

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Binaries for beta version 0.28.2, with animation speed controls, improved animations and bugfixes.

Epicinium beta 0.28.0 (Windows 64-bit)

Epicinium beta 0.28.0 (Windows 64-bit)

Demo

Binaries for beta version 0.28.0, with Discord integration and a UI rework with new iconography.

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Armcoon
Armcoon

Hey, I followed this game. :D But I click too fast, so I click wrong button(Report) at first time...Sorry. :(

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UnarmedLad Creator
UnarmedLad

So that was you! >:-(

Nah, just kidding. Thanks for the follow, Armcoon! :-D I hope you enjoy the game. Please let us know what you think, we're always looking for feedback.

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Armcoon
Armcoon

Er~Currently my problem is nobody online at my country timeline. :/ So have singleplayer skirmisher at future update?

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UnarmedLad Creator
UnarmedLad

Unfortunately, Epicinium is not yet well-known enough for there to be players online at all times. Please spread the word to help us get there! :-)

We already have online singleplayer against AI. Just start a lobby and click on the "+" icon in the player list to add an AI opponent. There are three AIs at the moment: TutorialTurtle (passive), QuickQuack (aggressive with only riflemen) and HungryHippo (aggressive with a variety of units), and three different difficulty settings. Good luck!

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Armcoon
Armcoon

Oh~Thanks. :) I have last one question, can you add offline mode later? Because I can't play this without wifi... :p

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SLiV9
SLiV9

Hi Armcoon!

Yes, we plan to add an offline versus AI mode and possibly singleplayer maps, but for now we're focussing on online multiplayer.

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Armcoon
Armcoon

Okay~Thanks. :D

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