Category Archives: Eras

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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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!

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!

 

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.

Whoever said progress was a slow process – Welcome to the Progressive Era

Forge of EmpiresTwo weeks ago I already announced a new era for our strategy hit Forge of Empires, now you can finally play it yourself on all major markets! Whether it is airships, cars or other modern technologies, the turn of the century not only offers a lot to explore, but also a completely new campaign.
In order to give you an overview of the new age, I made some screenshots.
Let’s start with an excerpt from my town. As you can see, there is already an airship hovering over my city. Major industrial plants are connected by modern two-way streets and centrally located parks offer a welcome place for serene recovery.

City Screen
In the second screenshot you can see our new battleground, complete with barbed wire, trenches and modern units. What strikes you immediately on the battlefield is that completely new strategies are needed in order to win. How can you stop enemy tanks, how much protection is provided by your own trenches or how accurate is the enemy sniper? A lot of work for ambitious generals!

Battle Map

In the next three pictures you can some more of the brand new buildings available in the Progressive Era. Firstly, the modern town hall with glass dome and parking, which will continue to be the heart of your metropolis.

Electricity Plant

The second picture shows the new electricity plant, that supports your town with much needed power. In the future, you will not only need electricity for basic illumination, but also for shops’ neon signs and modern factories.

City Park

In the third picture you can see the previously mentioned park, with pond and paddle boat for your residents to provide recovery from the routine of everyday life.
Do you also want to check on your city and start the new campaign. Simply login, a new era awaits you!

Time for some changes: Forge of Empires announces Progressive Era

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The wheel of time never stands still and in our strategy game Forge of Empires, Progress is not a slow process either. Not too long ago, the chimneys started smoking in the Industrial Age, now the strategy game is at the brink of entering the Progressive Era, Forge’s next age. The Update will be on the international servers next week, july 24th, the other versions follow a week later. I already looked our development team over the shoulder and what I saw and heard there, definitely makes me want to play it! Once again, there will be a completely new world map with countless quests, provinces and fun surprises. During the Industrial Age, the first factories started their work, but now the famous assembly line is being introduced.

 Garage
Droves of workers will stream to the factories and work in mass production. Growing cities need new means of transport, such as automobiles or even zeppelins – so you’ll have to build tarmac roads. One thing I can promise you that the look of your city will change radically! Militarily the turn of the century adds several strategical elements to the battlefields. New weapons systems, such as the fearsome tanks or snipers, demand completely new tactics of you. So you already see, a whole lot of great new features await! So stay tuned, the progressive era will soon be hitting the game!

Zeppelin

 

 

Full steam ahead – The first weekend playing the Industrial Age

Last week we introduced to you a new era for our strategy game Forge of Empires: The Industrial Age. There are a lot of cool features such as new buildings and units which are waiting to be explored by you. And there is even more: Our developers created a whole new campaign map with a lot of huge provinces. Great battles are guaranteed! On the weekend I finally had the time to play the new age extensively and I’m really excited! The new buildings look great in my city and it steams and hisses all over the place.

My personal favorite is the rubber plant with the conveyor and the huge steaming boiler. It’s hard to believe that only a short time ago an old windmill stood on the same place. But this constitutes the special appeal of Forge of Empires: My city is changing permanently and I’m always working on new tasks. I will now focus on the new campaign and capture some provinces. Maybe after I conquered the new world I’m powerful enough to build the Royal Albert Hall…

 

The chimneys start smoking, railways are clattering – The Industrial Age dawns in Forge of Empires

It has been rumored for a while, but now it’s official: The next era will lead us to the Industrial Age! For the first time we can take a look at some buildings – and they look really impressive:

You can already recognize that the production buildings have become significantly more modern. They show first attempts of mass-production what I think is really cool. The museum is an example of the upcoming science of the era and the hunger for knowledge. It will be interesting to see which new technologies were researchable in the Industrial Age. Until now, only ballistics, precision tools, and modern chemistry were officially announced, but I think there is a lot more to come!

One of the main features of the Industrial Age is the completely new campaign. It is set in The New World and includes more than 70 new quests. And the best part is, not only are the quests new, but even the campaign map is untouched. This will be very interesting for players, who have already discovered all provinces of our old map. So be prepared and train your army! Speaking of army – with the upcoming Industrial Age, the weapons technology developed. I’m really excited what weapons are usable in the new era.

Unfortunately the most important question remains: When will the Industrial Age be released? There is no final answer, but I think it won’t take much longer….