The heyday of the Roman empire may have passed many, many moons ago, but that doesn't mean the quest for glory ever truly faded away. Soldiers have merely set their eyes towards conquest on a smaller scale. These determined Roman troopers may not be able to conquer the world, but one day they should be able to call this entire room their own. Erm, or something like that.

Romans In My Carpet! puts you in control of legions of mite-sized units ready to engage in turn-based, pixelated warfare, and only the soldiers led by the best tactician will make it out alive. Hop inside that spider-drawn chariot, raise that spear, and free those dust mites from the horrors of democracy.

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Romans In My Carpet! comes from the developers of Ravenmark, and it's decidedly more adorable. Its graphics are also more 16-bit, though the detailed backgrounds may take some of the sting off for players who have grown tired with modern attempts at the retro look. Gameplay-wise, there's a single-player campaign with ten missions along with an asynchronous multiplayer mode, but a network connection is required to play either one.

The game costs $2.99 to download, and there are in-app purchases to consider once diving in. Here's a trailer followed by a download link.