Forge of Empires Comes to Android

If you are following the Forge of Empires Facebook page you might have noticed a strange video posted 2 days ago. The mysterious post told viewers to save today’s date, but for what exactly? Although there were many guesses, the right answer is that the Android app is now available!

We know many of you were anxiously waiting for this but we wanted to ensure the release of a great app. After a lot of work the team is very excited to announce this new game addition. We made you guys a special video with our Mobile Lead Developer Tobias, to let you know all the features we included in the app. We hope you enjoy it and get it at the Google Play store!

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Meet Your Team! Lead Community Manager “Bartek”

A few weeks ago, right after the holidays we introduced you to our team. Yet instead of focusing on the people, we broke this information down to the structure.  While this sheds some light into how we work it lacks the human perspective.

So we decided to change that this week with the first post of Meet Your Team! We kick these blogposts off with our Lead Community Manager Bartłomiej Wawro.

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Who is? Where is he from? What’s his experience? Read the short bio below to get all the answers you need:

Name: Bartłomiej Wawro (but people call him “Bartek”, just to make it easier)

From: Poland.

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#TBT: Forge of Empires’ Couples in Past Events

With the month of love coming to an end we decided to do a throwback to our past events to commemorate them. Like anything in life, love stories vary, so let’s look back at the past three years:

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Peer’s Top 10 Player Portraits

As the week enters its last half, we’ve reached the point where choosing can seem like a colossal task; especially when it’s between our favorite things. But the Forge of Empires team never quits, so we sat down with our Game Designer for another round of Peer’s Top 10.

This week we asked him two simple questions, what are your favorite player portraits and why? Here are his answers, hope you enjoy!

1)      Drowned Jack

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This portrait is from the “evil” ending of last year’s Valentine’s event. That ending, where Jack and Rose did not come together in the end, with a tragic outcome for Jack… ohhh… a great portrait for all the people out there that hate Titanic.

 

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Forge of Empires’ Top 10 Buildings According to the Game Designer

Let’s face it, Forge of Empires appeals to people for a variety of reasons. Yet one of its biggest perks is the variety of buildings players can choose as they go through the ages. Although we know that people have their individual preferences and everyone might not agree, we wanted to know the Game Designer’s opinion. So we asked Peer Kröger two simple questions: What are your top 10 favorite FOE buildings? And why?

Here are the results; enjoy:

1 .Amusement Park (Modern Era)

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I love the details, the action, the colors, everything. Even the way the animations work… our graphic artists reveal their remarkable talents here. Also, I am a big fan of hidden “Easter Eggs” and references, and there are quite a few in this building…

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Forge of Empires: Team Structure

Ever wonder who makes your game? Or better yet, how they are organized? If that’s the case, you are in luck because this week we will give you a brief rundown on how the Forge of Empires office is organized.  In order make it a little bit easier to understand, we will break it down into three parts: general information, an overview of the structure and the development team.

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Sail Away and Collect Prizes with our New Feature

Ready to be rewarded for playing Forge of Empires? Well buckle up and get ready for the news we have for you. Starting today you will be able to unlock a brand new feature in the game, called: Treasure Hunt!

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The Inspiration Behind the Tomorrow Era

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This month’s InnoGames TV episode might have given you a sneak peek at our Tomorrow Era, but this week we reveal more information behind the inspiration. Like Peer, our Game Designer, mentioned in the video, the team uses a lot of different mediums to come up with ideas, including books, films, songs, music, pictures etc. Although that gives a lot of background information, we asked Peer additional questions to go more in-depth.

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What will Forge of Empires Bring in 2015?

After a nice winter break filled with joy, family and food it’s time to get back into the groove of things. 2015 will surely bring new aspects to Forge of Empires that our players will love. We thought we’d get the ball rolling by bringing you a sneak peek of the next few months. Of course we won’t reveal too much (that ruins the fun), but we’ll expose just enough info to get you by.

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Forge of Empires Soccer Cup ends this weekend – no extra time for this game!

Forge of Empires Soccer Cup

Hey coaches, scorers and team players,

Everyone who wants to be part of the thrilling penalty shootout in Forge of Empires should be quick now: The popular Soccer Cup ends this Sunday, July 13.

Game Designer Peer tells you all you have to know in this video:

Whatever tactic you prefer, your goal should always be to get as many cups as you can! Trade them for unique event buildings like fan shop or victory tower and other prizes available in the event window until July 20.

Check out more details on the Forge of Empires game forum.

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