Illyriad is a free-to-play browser-based MMORTS fantasy military strategy game developed in HTML5. Because it is in HTML5 rather than something like Flash, it will run on nearly any device including iPhone, iPad, Android phone or almost any device with a browser in it. The game sets players in the high-fantasy kingdom of Illyriad, where humans, elves, dwarves, and orcs compete for resources and territories. The vast kingdom is covered in peaks, hills, plains, and forests, each of which hold locations for highly defensible and flourishing cities. It’s up to players to become leaders of their own city or cities, taking on quests, collecting resources, and building armies to help their cities grow and prosper.
The Illyriad team has a new blog post and interview with players Kodabear and Digioso about the recently released combat API that will allow players and communities to host their own tournaments and contests. Using the combat API, players can share combat information with others or it can lead to player-created tools and more, something the devs call "creating your own game spirit".
Illyriad has been updated with a new content expansion called The Broken Lands. The patch brings a new zone, new quest hubs, new terrain styles, resources, factions and NPCs into the game.
The Illyriad team has sent word that the game has received a big batch of updates including the highly anticipated Ruby Jubilee Tournament. During the tournament, players face off against all others in a server-wide competition for specific areas of the map. Armies vie to hold on to new territory and alliances are formed to better grab squares.