Hamburg, January 26, 2012. Forge of Empires, InnoGames ’ brand new browser-based strategy game, allows you to create a city and develop it from the Stone Age and onward throughout the centuries. Today, InnoGames released more information on the rare goods and trading system and the strategic construction of cities.
Rare resources like glass, copper or iron are important to player’s progress and vital to a peaceful way of playing. Several production buildings and varying supplies of 22 different goods add to the challenge. Players must undertake various tasks including research, trade, warfare and tactical battles, all of which are necessary to lead a Stone Age village through various epochs and transform it into an impressive and prosperous city.
Aspiring architects and city-planners have to juggle several factors; residential and production buildings provide coins and supplies, as well as housing space to accommodate an ever-growing population. Military buildings allow players to recruit troops to defend their city and conquer neighbor provinces. Goods Buildings produce rare resources like marble or honey, which can be used for trading and diplomacy, in order to keep citizens happy, however, players must also consider community and cultural buildings, such as schools, theaters and, later in the game, much grander structures like Castles and Cathedrals.
Players gain access to several supplies of raw goods, such as wool or trees, by conquering provinces on the world map. Resources can be refined to rare goods, like lumber or cloth, but as every resource needs its own production building, the outcome is largely dependent on the supplies at hand and trade with other players is important. Obtained resources can be used to unlock new technologies on the research tree and to negotiate with NPCs. By fulfilling their demand of resources, peacefully-minded players can endeavor to assimilate provinces without bloodshed.
Screenshots, artwork and a trailer can be found on www.forgeofempires.com .
With about 75 million registered players, InnoGames is one of the world's leading developers and providers of online games. The Hamburg-based company has scored major successes with games such as Tribal Wars , The West and Grepolis .