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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Go and play your fingers bloody! Forge of Empires iPad App released!

Forge of Empires iPad App

It’s out! Many of you have waited a long time for this day but from now on you are able to play Forge of Empires on the iPad! Just go and check out the app-store for the mobile version of Forge of Empires.

Daniel, the product manager of Forge of Empires presents the new iPad version on a special video:

If you don’t have an iPad yet, we can help you as well: From now on we started a Facebook competition in which you can win a brand new iPad. Just go and like our Facebook page. We wish you good luck!

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Forge of Empires 1.25 – More space for your city

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Your city is bursting at the seams? You have no idea where to place your latest buildings? Then look forward to version 1.25! Our developers have recognized that many players need more space and expanded the city map. Where you could once only imagine a little river, you can now see beautiful banks and vivid vegetation. With the reworked city surroundings, your are now able to place more expansions and have therefore more possibilities to build your city of dreams.

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But a larger city involves also some technical issues: Especially modern cities with lots of fabrics and smoking buildings are pretty hardware hungry. To solve this problem we introduced a new option: The hardware acceleration feature. The Hardware acceleration feature utilizes your graphics card to display your city, instead of your processor. This should result in a performance boost on most modern machines.

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Anyway, i’m looking forward to the new space and I’m already thinking of how to use it properly.

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Forge of Empires Celebrates Easter!

Forge of EmpiresEaster is soon to come and in our strategy hit Forge of Empires you can already see golden eggs hovering over your decorations. They were not placed randomly by the Easter bunny, but they are part of our new Easter event in Forge of Empires.  Game Designer Peer shows you the event in our brand new walkthrough video:

The event will run until April 23rd, and you can trade Easter Eggs in the new Easter Egg Trade-In until April 27th. We wish you a lot of fun with the event and plenty of Eggs!

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Are you Ready for Massive Multiplayer Battles?

Forge of Empires Guild vs. Guild

Forge of Empires just released its biggest update since it went online 2 years ago. With Guilds vs. Guilds, InnoGames introduced the long awaited multiplayer feature into the online game. From now on, you will have the chance to conquer several provinces and even an entire continent with your allied guild members. But beware: This time, you will not only have to mess with NPCs, but also with human opponents. In a video, our Game Designers Peer and Anwar sum up and explain the new feature.

So far, the main Features in Forge of Empires were the city-building and the single-player campaign. Those will still remain the core of the game. But we constantly received feedback asking for a better way to compete with other players. Aside from that, we wanted to strengthen cooperative multiplayer as well. With Guilds vs Guilds we found a way to achieve both at the same time. Your goal as a guild will be to conquer provinces from NPC-enemies and other guilds and defending them against your foes. Aside from lots of armies, guild also needs rare resources to successfully conquer a province.

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Therefore, peaceful traders are as crucial to your guilds’ success as aggressive warmongers. From the Iron Age on, all of the game’s Ages are present on the Map, so that players can participate and support their guild, regardless of their single-player process. Being successful grants your guild numerous rewards, for example recruitment- or research-boosts. So, what are you waiting for? Join or found a guild – a new world is ready to be discovered.

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My heart will go on – Valentine’s Day in Forge of Empires

Forge of Empires Valentine's Day

Attention Forge of Empires players,

The day of love is soon to come and our Valentine’s Event has already started. This year you are tasked with helping one of the most famous couples of all time – Jack and Rose. The love-struck pair has a series of challenges for you to solve, but, in the end, their fate (and your reward!) will be in your hands. Hurry up, the couple is sinking fast and you’re the only hope for them!

Those of you who manage to make it through our challenges will be rewarded by the beautiful tree of love, which contributes heavily to the happiness of cities’ inhabitants. If you already have one built in your city, you’ll be able to swap yours for an upgraded version.

Based on your decisions, you will also have the chance to win new special avatars … but you’ll have to play the questline to obtain one!

I wish you all much fun with our new event and a good hand – May your heart go on and on!

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