|“ eRepublik is a mirror version of the real world where users follow their political, economic or military aspirations to change the course of history. In eRepublik citizens can live out their dreams, interact with friends and meet new ones as they navigate their new world. To learn more, please visit www.erepublik.com. ”|
eRepublik is a massively multiplayer online (MMO), social networking and strategy web browser game. The game allows players to participate as individual citizens in an online mirror of the real world. It was developed by Alexis Bonte and George Lemnaru.
eRepublik combines both Social Networking and Strategy into a single online game where players can participate in a variety of activities. Citizens of the eRepublik world can own businesses, form political parties, vote in elections, write newspaper articles, and even go to war as citizens of virtual versions of real life countries.
Upon joining, a citizen picks which virtual country they wish to join. Each of these countries is named after an actual country in the real world, and is located similarly. The citizen then seeks employment at a company within that country, and is allowed the opportunity to train as a soldier for that country. Training, and working at a company is done on a daily basis. One of the main drawing points of the website is that it takes a mere "14 minutes a day" to participate.
- eRepublik Beta was released November 20, 2007.
- Beta was taken down on October 12, 2008 and Version 1 was released two days later on October 14.
- Τhe first anniversary of V1 was at October 14, 2009.
- V1 was taken down on July 6, 2010 and Rising was released a day later on July 7.
The world in eRepublik is sometimes referred as The New World.