Monthly Archives: November 2012

Santa Clause is coming to Town…

Ho Ho Ho commanders,

Did you mention it? Christmas is around the corner and for that reason we will bring you a special present: Starting December 1, you will get a brand new quest line from Frosty the snowman and his friends. Each day, he will ask you for help – but don’t panic:  If you can’t log in for a few days, you will get all unsolved quests chained up, so that you won’t miss anything.

Completing the quests gives you special rewards, like new avatars and two unique buildings, which are in my view really great. Here you can see a picture of the unique “Nutcracker” the other building is a secret…

 So do your best to help our snowman, the rewards are worth it.

Turning the Wheel of Time…

Hey guys,

Finally I could complete my long planned time-lapse video of Forge of Empires. I proudly present the development of my city from the Stone Age to the Colonial Age in two minutes!

To create this magnificent metropolis, I used an internal server and recorded my whole playing time. I totally focused on constructing my city so you won’t see any battles. I am very excited about your feedback, maybe you even started a similar project? Let me know!

But enough talk for now! You can check out my video here:


Hex maps and the German Game Developer Award

All hail,

Yesterday I had some pretty good fights in Forge of Empires and of course I won – nearly always….

While I was leading my troops, I noticed that I really like those hex map fights. They remind me of some old classic games like Panzer General or Battle Isle, besides of that those hex maps gives you a lot of possible tactics.

My favorite strategy focuses totally on ranged units. I place them perfectly in the terrain and let my opponents come. Before even reaching my army, I can attack and destroy his troops. Sadly some opponents used quick units and attacked me very fast so I had no chance with my lightly armored army. Besides of that I think the key to success is the different terrain. When you are able to place your troops on good spots you have the chance to beat even stronger armies. Unfortunately I had to learn that…

But it’s not only me who likes the complex way of fighting. Forge of Empire has been nominated for the German Game Developer Award! The jury chose Forge of Empires from a panel of 120 submitted titles. The prize will be awarded on December 12 in Düsseldorf. So cross your fingers!

See you on the battlefield!


5 million players!!! The Forge of Empires Family Keeps Growing

Did you remember our announcement about one million registered Forge players after eight weeks? Back then, we were totally overwhelmed. But now, six months after release, we reached the number of five million registered players and we are completely speechless.

Thanks to all of you! You are the reason why we work so hard on the game and we are very happy to see that you enjoy it in the same way we do. We also love that this game is really very international. Would you have guessed that we have 650,000 players from Brazil? Or 500,000 from France? But most important, is the fact that you give us great feedback about the game, so that we can improve it even more.

So what about the future of Forge of Empires? We are still working very hard to fix all bugs and create new content for the game. For example, we will introduce the new Great Buildings into the game, which will increase the meaning of guilds. On top of that, in early 2013, the Industrial Era is coming with a lot of new buildings, units and technologies. And believe us, we have a lot more plans in mind.

There is a lot to come in the future, so stay tuned!

See you on the battlefield!

Version 0.20 released!

To be honest with you, I found the crafting system of Forge of Empires quiet annoying. To click on every single building to get your resources is quiet boring, right? Our developers thought that too and included a brand new system in the fresh 0.20 version. Now it is much easier to collect your goods with only one click. Isn’t that great? We will save a lot of time now to do more important things like fighting epic battles or conquer whole provinces.

Continue reading Version 0.20 released!