Just in time for its sixth anniversary, ‘Goodgame Empire’ has given its developer, Hamburg-based Goodgame Studios, a truly special gift. The highly popular medieval strategy game hit $800 million in lifetime revenues, becoming Germany’s most successful game of all time and one of the top games worldwide.
More than 250 content updates within six years
“We are extremely proud and we thank all the players who have helped make it happen. The financial success has given us the freedom to expand ‘Goodgame Empire’ into one of the most complex strategy games ever,” says Nina Mueller, who runs the studio responsible for the game’s ongoing support and development. “We are especially proud of all the players who have been with us for many years. With over 250 content updates since the game launched in 2011, we have obviously kept the fun factor high.”
Nevertheless, there are still many ideas in the pipeline. “Yes, we have lots of interesting stuff in the backlog to look forward to. At the same time, we want to take requests from the community into account even more,” promises Mueller. “Our long-term goal is for Goodgame Empire to be running successfully ten years from now.”
Transition to HTML5
One requirement for reaching that goal is to successfully transition from the soon discontinued Flash technology to the new web standard, HTML5. “It’s a mammoth task, we are talking about one million lines of code that have to be transferred,” explains Benjamine Constantine, who is responsible for this strategic project for Goodgame Studios. “Nevertheless, we are aiming for a seamless transition for our players, meaning the complete feature set as well as regular content updates.” The project is well underway and the switch is planned for no later than mid 2018.
Expanding the Empire
2018 promises to be an exciting year for Goodgame Studios and the Empire brand anyway. Besides continuing development of Goodgame Empire itself, from early 2018, the Empire franchise will be expanded with the addition of the new game, ‘Empire: Millennium Wars’, where players can compete to dominate the mining industry on Mars. Unique support from Google will start this Thursday. Despite not being released yet, ‘Empire: Millennium Wars’ will be featured prominently in the Google Play Store for pre-registration.
Empire: Four Kingdoms, the most successful gaming app from a German developer, allows players to experience a golden age around Black Friday. From November 25 onwards, the “Hands of Midas” event will allow players to collect points in small battles and trade them for golden rewards. And none other than clumsy King Midas himself is responsible for all the excitement!
Order out of chaos – the story
At the end of the year, the rulers of the four kingdoms wanted to impress the emperor with a mighty feast. Noblemen from every corner of the known world attended, even the legendary King Midas. The latter behaved rather awkwardly, though, thus turning the interior and guests alike into solid gold. The silver lining to this golden faux pas: Midas felt guilty and decided to host the grandest and most pompous tournament the four kingdoms had ever seen.
Earn your weight in gold – the rewards
Unbelievably precious, gold-coated rewards from the treasure chambers of the king himself await every lord who proves himself during the month of tournaments and adventures. The more points they earn during the Hands of Midas event, the more valuable the rewards they’ll receive, with possibilities such as decorations, troops, and equipment for their commanders. Befitting the spirit of Black Friday on November 25, in-game offers will be presented to the willing alongside Midas’ phenomenal tournament. All the more reason for all our lords to get their troops in line and lead them to victory!
The largest PvP event in the history of Goodgame Empire will see 5 million battles in one week – Winner gets a trip to Hamburg
Goodgame Studios has announced the biggest multiplayer event in the history of Goodgame Empire and Empire: Four Kingdoms – the Battle of Empires will run simultaneously on all Empire and Empire: Four Kingdoms servers around the globe from March 24 – 31.
During the event, participating players will be awarded items and bonuses valued at an incredible 75 billion rubies, and the player who emerges victorious over all others will be treated to a special reward. He or she will be invited to Goodgame Studios in Hamburg to spend a day getting to know the team.
Players will compete to collect glory in battles and in doing so help their game world to achieve up to three victory levels: bronze, silver, or gold. Every glory point won in battle takes them one step closer to reaching the next level, so perseverance on the battlefield really pays off. During the event, the number of battles fought is expected to increase from 1.75 to 5 million within one week.
The rewards for players taking part include rare units and a multitude of premium items, as well as a unique decoration that will stand as a monument to their hard work in the Battle of Empires. This decoration boosts the production of resources and troops.
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The successful mobile game will get its biggest update ever.
Goodgame Studios, the leading developer and provider of free-to-play games, announces a huge expansion for Empire: Four Kingdoms. Empire: Four Kingdoms is the most successful and highest-grossing German-made game for mobile and tablet. (more…)
One of the most successful German titles across iOS and Android platforms
Goodgame Studios, leading developer and publisher of gaming software, is celebrating the two year anniversary of its successful mobile game, Empire: Four Kingdoms. Since its launch two years ago, over 40 million players have registered for the free-to-play strategy game, and almost 400,000 users sign up every week. The US is the biggest market with 6.5 million registrations since the game’s launch.The game continues to rank among the top 10 in app stores around the world. According to the leading market research firm App Annie, E4K is one of the highest-grossing apps from a German developer worldwide.
“Empire: Four Kingdoms was our first venture onto mobile platforms two years ago. We’re proud to see how successful the game has become since then. This success is due to our loyal fans and of course to our committed team, who is diligently developing exciting new content for the game,” said Dr. Christian Wawrzinek, COO of Goodgame Studios.
Empire: Four Kingdoms is based on the award-winning browser game Goodgame Empire. Players can produce resources, form alliances, and prove themselves worthy against their opponents. The game is set in an enchanting medieval world. It was also recently crowned the “Best European Mobile Game” at the 2014 European Games Award and has even proven successful in Japan, where it shot straight to 1st place in the download charts after its release.
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