Ensemble Online is an open world, sandbox MMORTS with RPG elements in which you to tactically control territory, harvest resources, and build buildings anywhere on an expansive, real-time, persistent map. No limiting where you build, no text-based battles, no losing your progress when you log off. This is RTS in the MMO-iest sense of the acronym.
Ensemble is a free-to-play, browser-based game, making it accessible to both the casual and hardcore player and allowing it to be played on PC, Mac, Linux, and a large number of smartphones and tablets.
Ensemble has a gigantic 400,000,000 tile map. That means you can go find the most sought after resource hotspots and fight for control, or you can quietly build a farm in a remote grove, only seeing the occasional passerby.
Go exploring! You never know what you’ll find. We scatter interesting artifacts and outposts throughout the map that you may be the first to discover! Build a town and invite all your friends to come bask in its glory. One endless map offers endless possibilities.
Not much for the strategic elements? The beauty of Ensemble is it can be played any number of different ways. If you want to farm, you can farm. If you want to battle, you can battle. And if you just prefer classic leveling, skill-unlocking, and weapon / armor upgrading, [insert Morgan Freeman voice here] well that’s just fine with us too.
Take control of your hero, learn spells, become proficient with different weapons, and defeat stronger and stronger enemies. A powerful enough hero can topple even the most formidable stronghold.
One of Ensemble’s most interesting features is diplomacy. Allies can harvest your farms for you, but your towers will only attack enemies. This creates interesting gameplay by allowing friends to use your base as a safe-haven, and letting players create towns together with allies. Their towers will protect your buildings and yours towers will protect theirs.
Some of the most interesting ways we’ve seen this play out are players paying high-level gatherers to harvest their farms or bribing powerful heroes to guard their base. We’ve also seen groups of players work together to build awesome superfortresses.
Cidona, the mythical world in which Ensemble takes place has a rich backstory; it’s a fantasy world unlike any other. Part sci-fi, part fantasy, part nature/survivalist, and part steam punk, Ensemble’s elements range from shotguns and pistols to swords and axes, to spells and crystals, to giant robots and aggressive wolves.
Building and Farming
What RTS would be complete without farms? Create a plantation to start your economic stronghold and defend your turf with powerful guard-towers.