There are many a game on Facebook that claims to be a strategy game, but very few do so in a real-time fashion. The latest to attempt this is developer Social Point in Social Empires. Currently earning over 800,000 monthly active users (MAU) and just shy of 109,000 daily active users (DAU), the game is continuing to grow at a steady rate. Similar in respect to other social games such as Backyard Monsters — as well as popular traditional PC games like the Age of Empires series – the well-polished Social Empires gives players a much more active role in the game in allowing them to control most of the game’s minor nuances (combat, resource management, etc.). The main downside is that the level of micromanagement can get tedious at times. Players take on the sole goal of building up an army and expanding their medieval empire. To do so, they must build various structures to produce the resources of gold, food, wood, and stone in order to construct future buildings and units. Done by a basic “Villager” unit, resources may be collected in one of two ways.