Following the release of its latest strategy game EMPIRE: Millennium Wars on mobile, Goodgame Studios is proud to announce the global release of its latest title on web.
The new game allows players to run their corporate mining empire on Mars, where they can compete against other players to ultimately rule the Mars Trade Federation. “We’ve built this version of the game from the ground up for web using the latest web technologies for the best browser coverage and performance” says Simon Andrews, Head of the studio responsible for developing the game. “EMPIRE: Millennium Wars is a great fit for web, and we will be adding lots of new and exciting content for our players over the coming weeks”.
Goodgame has a track record for releasing highly successful web games including BIG FARM and its highly popular medieval strategy game EMPIRE, Germany’s most successful game of all time and one of the top games worldwide.
“We are committed to providing our players with great new game experiences on web” says Jörgen Larsson, Stillfront Group CEO. “Our investment in leading web technologies such as html5 is a key component of our future product strategy”.
EMPIRE: Millennium Wars is available via Goodgame’s portal www.goodgamestudios.com
Goodgame Studios is proud to announce that its newest game, EMPIRE: Millennium Wars, is now available globally on iOS and Android. The game is a new addition to Goodgame’s portfolio under the EMPIRE brand, and will sit alongside EMPIRE and EMPIRE: Four Kingdoms. The first game under the EMPIRE brand was launched in 2011, and the EMPIRE brand has generated more than 880 million USD in user spend since.
EMPIRE: Millennium Wars will provide a new and unique experience that will allow players to build their corporate empire on Mars, where they can compete with other players to dominate the mining industry of Mars and use any means necessary to crush their rivals and ultimately rule the Mars Trade Federation.
This marks the second new major game release from Goodgame within the last six months. The Q1 2018 release of EMPIRE: Millennium Wars follows the highly successful launch in Q4 2017 of Goodgame’s BIG FARM: Mobile Harvest. The launch will be a ladder launch, meaning a step-by-step approach.
“Goodgame’s EMPIRE brand is one of the most valuable brands within strategy games worldwide. Thus, expanding the brand is a logical step with lots of potentials,” says Jörgen Larsson, CEO of Stillfront. “After the recent success of BIG FARM: Mobile Harvest I’m very optimistic on this upcoming launch.”
“The feedback so far has been extremely positive”, says industry veteran Simon Andrews who is leading the studio responsible for EMPIRE: Millennium Wars. “The massive amount of pre-registrations was way beyond our expectations and makes me even more eager for seeing the game released globally.”
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.