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.

Province Map

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

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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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Forge of Empires – Introducing the modern Era

Forge of EmpiresAfter launching the modern Era on the International Server last week, it is now possible for all players on all language versions to play our brand new age. To show you all the cool new features, buildings and technologies our Game Designer Peer Kröger will guide you through the new Age in a gameplay video:

As you can see there are a lot of new features to explore so don’t waste time and immerse yourself in the time of the good old Rock ’n Roll!

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Forge of Empires – Welcome to the Modern Era!

Forge of EmpiresThe year 2014 has hardly begun, and our strategy hit Forge of Empires already received a great new update: From now on the Modern Era is available! After the release of the Progressive Era which brought tons of new features and changes to the game, the Modern Era will even surpass this. Here you can see a little overview of the features which will come with the update:

  • 96 new story quests
  • This is by far the longest story quest line for any age until now
  • Fly to the Far East and land in a continent that spans over 11 new provinces
  • Meet the mighty Hisao Hito that leads his empire through a successful war
  • Plenty of choices need to be made that not only impact the outcome of the story, but also the rewards given
  • Different story outcomes depending on your choice

Dawn of a new age

But that’s not all – the way rare goods work in Forge of Empires is experiencing a complete upheaval. Master the all-new, refined goods system and use old good deposits and old goods to produce the new ones in special production buildings! This great new feature connects the ages of Forge of Empires even more, and the whole economy and the trading aspect of the game become more complex and tricky.

Typical buildings from the 1950’s allow you to recreate the Rock ‘n Roll vibe in your city. In addition to that, the new amusement park will improve the atmosphere in your city and movies from your Film Studio will guarantee the necessary variety for your inhabitants.

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It’s raining soldiers

Not only the cities will go through big changes, you will also notice huge improvements on the battlefields. Among many new skills and units, paratroopers will join the battlefield of Forge of Empires for the first time. With their skill rapid deplyoment they are able to jump deep behind the enemies’ lines – a great way to surprise your unsuspecting enemies… In addition to that, you will fight on complete new battlefields that look like tropical beaches, featuring palm trees and sand hills.

With the Modern Era Forge of Empires will receive a lot of new and interesting features and I’m really looking forward to immerse myself in the time of the good old Rock ’n Roll!

 

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Forge of Empires prepares launch of next age: Modern Era now live on Beta

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Lots of news from our strategy hit Forge of Empires at the moment: The winter event is still running and like most of you, I’m still trying to collect some stars and score one of the unique buildings. But there’s more: From today on, you can test our brand new age, the Modern Era, on the beta server.  Along with a complete set of new and stunning buildings, the era introduces a new skill on the battlefield, “rapid deployment”, and a new Great Building. Aside from that, the Modern Era introduces a new way to manufacture goods. You simply combine goods from earlier ages in order to produce Modern Era goods.  This great new feature connects the ages of Forge of Empires even more, and the whole economy and the trading aspect of the game become more complex and tricky.

Drive-inSo from now on you have the possibility to have a first look on the next age, before it will be released very soon. As with all recent big updates, we’re very interested in getting your help to test the new content, so we’re really looking forward to your feedback.

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A journey through time – New Cinematic Trailer for Forge of Empires

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Forge of Empires is everywhere – in the browser, soon on mobile phones and tablets and now again on television. Our new 3D trailer accompanies a king from his beginnings as a hunter to a powerful general. The video is highlighted with an epic soundtrack and great animations to make you want to play the game.

But enough words check out the trailer and don’t forget to give us feedback:

We’re really looking forward to that

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The epic battle begins – Guild Wars are coming soon!

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Warfare, lots of players and an ever-changing balance of power – you will find all that and much more in our brand new guild vs. guild feature which is being worked on right now. A first teaser of the upcoming feature is now online and playable on our beta server. There you can see firsthand what will be playable on all servers soon.

ProvincesEntering the guild vs. guild mode is very simple: After a click on the guild button, you will see a special continent map. This map is divided into several provinces. In this overview you can get information about sectors, see the results of recent events and battles, place defenses – form then on you will are able to lay siege to a sector and launch attacks on them, along with your guild members. If your guild is ready to attack, you can deploy a siege army in the army management screen.

army managementAfter you have gained control of a sector, the army you used as a siege army now becomes the sector’s first defending army.After a while you and your guild will be able to gain control of more and more provinces to raise your guild level! You need more information?  Check out the user guide.

The epic battle for provinces has already begun on the beta server, and I’m really looking forward to fight you all!

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Forge of Empires – A vision of the future

Have you managed to trick the frightful pumpkinhead Jack O’Lantern and finished the Halloween quest line? I have to admit, that I really had to mull over some quests but finally reached the end and I’m now very happy with the new scarecrow in my city!

But enough talk about Halloween, it’s time to look forward and to show you the upcoming features:

Winter Event

It won’t be long now, until the new winter event starts. Throughout December, you will receive daily special quests and prizes to be won, including new unique buildings that fit the seasonal spirit. In addition to that, we will introduce a new currency during the event: Stars!

Snow Globe

Next to the chase of stars, you’ll be given the chance to obtain special buildings from some previous events. So even if you have missed some of our older events, you now have the chance to get the rewards!

The Modern

But you’re for sure asking what happens next to our eras .I’m proud to say that we’re close to finish our newest era, The Modern. We will lead you to the times of Rock`n Roll with unforgettable names like Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry and others. And of course you can look forward to tons of new buildings, quests and graphics.

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So remove the dust from the old Elvis discs, style your hair, the Rock ‘n roll is back!

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Jack is back! Halloween in Forge of Empires!

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Before hordes of kids will walk from door to door to trick some sweets from irritated residents on the night of October 31 to November 1, our strategy hit Forge of Empires jumpstarted Halloween a little earlier this year.  Therefore, save yourself the trouble of walking to the front door once a minute and bring home the horror of Halloween right now! None other than the frightful pumpkin head Jack O’Lantern is back again and spreads fear and fright over your city! The monster is not only a huge fan of pumpkins (obviously) but also has a whole range of riddles for you to be solved! But stay alert! The past year showed me that even if the riddle sounds very simple it might turn out different than you think…

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If you actually did bite into a pumpkin frustratingly, or even missed the whole event last year, this Halloween is your chance: For solving the whole quest chain you will of course get a special reward, but, and that is especially interesting for me, you have the chance to get the reward building from last year’s Halloween event “Graveyard” again. The Graveyard looks awesome and provides your city a pretty cool happiness boost. If you already secured the graveyard last year, don’t fear for your bragging right: In that case, you’ll be able to unlock a cool upgrade!

But don’t lose too much time with carving your own pumpkin head! The event runs only to the 5th of November! So get in the game and show the living pumpkin what you’re made of!

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