Caesary is an especially good looking free empire building MMORTS for Mac and Windows playable in a web browser using the Flash plugin. There are no downloads and it is quick and painless to set up a free account and begin playing.
The game world of Caesary is set in the era of the great Roman Empire and players start out as a Consul in charge of a small city. You must manage the resources available to you and expand the city, recruiting heroes and building an army to defend your territory and conquer other lands along the way. You can choose whether to focus more on diplomacy and be a peaceful leader, or attempt to dominate other cities and rule with an iron fist through fear. Caesary features many improvements in the empire building MMO for Mac genre such as realistic free-for-all battles, recordable battles for reviewing strategy and tactics after the fact and a new and innovative Colonization system. The game also features many swish applications of the newer features of Flash, including a very easy to use drag-and-drop interface and some exceptional 3D artwork.
In a similar vein to other games in the genre, Caesary incorporates special heroes as a kind of semi-RPG element. You must hire heroes and pay them a salary while leveling them up, sorting out their gear and their attributes and shaping them into a powerful leader for your troops. There are also a range of quests available which give varied rewards and experience for completion such as building specific buildings, gathering resources, trading specific items and even quelling rebellions. Caesary is a pretty impressive game all round. Create an account and give it a whirl today.