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Clockwork Empires is a colony building game set on a Steampunk frontier of survival, production, science, and cosmic horror.

Your mission: to build a thriving colony populated by AI characters with their own traits, memories, feelings, and goals.

Version 1.0 now available!

Read the Development Progress Report

Mini FAQ

  • What are the minimum system requirements?

    OS: Windows 7
    Processor: Intel i5 or equivalent
    Graphics: NVIDIA or AMD card capable of supporting OpenGL 3.2 Core or above
  • What about Mac and Linux?

    Clockwork Empires'works on Macs but is not yet released for Linux. Follow the forum thread here for updates & specific info.

Join the Colonies!

Take on the role of a Junior Bureaucrat (Colonial Grade), sent forth to seek fame, promotions, and natural resources to feed the ravenous maw of Imperial Industry & Commerce. Build a prosperous colony, fill it with magnificent factories worked by oppressed labourers, and harness the awesome power of steam through fearsome machines invented by determined men and women of Science! History is yours to seize for fame and fortune, for Science, and for the Queen and the glory of the Clockwork Empires!

Now out for Windows
& Mac; Linux to follow
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Gameplay & Features:

  • Build a colony and manage the characters who live in it, each with unique histories. You must run a colony set in a fantastical Victorian steampunk frontier. The overseers and labourers have their own memories and emotions which are shaped by your choices - and random events.
  • Sandbox Gameplay: As you colonize unknown lands and hand-craft the workshops and houses that will be used by your colonists, you will have to master procedural terrain and contend with random events generated by the conditions of your colony. There are rewards and sometimes dire consequences for your decisions.
  • Cosmic Horror, Factories, Booze, Science, Et Cetera: Complete with all the elements necessary for clear-cutting Eldritch frontier simulation, if your colonists are pushed to their limit their civilized composure will break down and unleash horrors such as murder, cannibalism, occultism, and Things more terrible still from Beyond the Stars.
Clockwork Empires: Airship

Media Gallery


Beta Trailer
Eldritch Transformation
Teaser Trailer
Staving Off Starvation

Game Screenshots

Clockwork Empires 2016 Oct 21 shot 1
Clockwork Empires 2016 Oct 21 shot 2
Clockwork Empires 2016 Oct 21 shot 3
Clockwork Empires 2016 Oct 06 shot 1
Clockwork Empires 2016 Oct 06 shot 2
Clockwork Empires 2016 Oct 06 shot 3
Beta 51 shot 1
Beta 51 shot 2
Beta 51 shot 3
Building up from the carpentry shop among the pines.
Growing chillies in the desert.
Vertiline grows cabbages in the woods.
Fishpeople vandalize crops - what will you do in response?
A thriving colony with a proud airship mast.
Allied soldiers of the Republique Mechanique patrol through the jungle.

Other Art


Clockwork Empires in the News

We shall update this section to contain timey information as our ability permits around the time of the game's launch which is scheduled for October 26th.