Some of you might have already heard: next Tuesday, we’ll finally go into open beta with Forge of Empires, two days later, on Thursday, the German Language version will start. We call it open beta still, because we’re not completely finished with the things we want to put in the “full” game when we announce it as a “finished” product, a 1.0 version (even though it will receive updates, new features etc. even from that point on, for years to come!). But it also means that we are confident enough about the game to present it to a wider audience, and to gather input for the necessary fine-tuning on a larger scale.
Our thanks for reaching this stage goes out to everyone involved so far: exclusive preview testers, closed beta testers, forum users, everyone who follows us on facebook or reads our blog. We can be proud of our game because of your feedback, effort, ideas for improvement, and of course, the time you spent playing Forge of Empires. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
But this is far from over: everyone who played the closed beta so far can simply continue playing – with a lot more fellow players in the future. And as I already pointed out, you can look forward to a lot more features! We’re already working on new ages that you can progress to, the multiplayer-, and especially, the PvP-aspect will be significantly ramped up, there will be new buildings, quests and many more exciting things to discover. Very soon we will be publishing a roadmap for the rest of the year, containing the biggest updates and features. We very much look forward to be playing and improving Forge of Empires with you over the following weeks and months. Stay tuned!