Hamburg, 7 November 2012. The successful free browser game Goodgame Empire today is receiving an extensive update that will challenge veteran lords of the castle. The Hamburg developer Goodgame Studios is inviting advanced players at level 30 or higher to the distant kingdom of Berimond. Two rivaling factions are locked in a bitter struggle for power over the kingdom, for the wise and just king Adelbert has died without an heir. Players of Goodgame Empire can join the conflict and tip the scales in favor of one of the two sides. The event in Berimond will last until one side is defeated and a new king can be crowned!
Golden Lion and Bear battle for the throne
Players must decide which side they will take arms against. For the two houses vying for the throne in the new kingdom could not be more different. Veteran Commander Leopold III of House Gerbrandt is gathering courageous lords of the castle beneath the standard of the Golden Lion, and is reaching for the crown. His lineage can be traced back to a wealthy merchant dynasty, and is irreconcilably opposed to the down-to-earth House of Ursidae, which is known for its architecture. Grimbert of Ursidae, devious tactician and strategist, is their proud claimant to the throne, and is also amassing troops to help the Standard of the Bear to victory.
The fall of the enemy capital will decide the event
The crux: alliances from the main world of Goodgame Empire are irrelevant. Friends can become enemies in the kingdom of Berimond – and vice versa. To win, each faction must capture enemy towers and villages, until at last the enemy’s capital can be vanquished. All members of the triumphant faction will receive a powerful decoration for their home castle, as well as a special achievement as a trophy.
“We are giving fans of Goodgame Empire a whole new world to explore and conquer with the kingdom of Berimond. The leaders Leopold III and Grimbert are at the center of the conflict between the two houses. We gave special attention to the characters, whom the players join in the exciting story with a variety of quests and attractive rewards,” explains Dr. Christian Wawrzinek, co-founder and COO of Goodgame Studios.
Goodgame Empire has more than 16 million registered players worldwide, and was awarded the “European Games Award” and the “BÄM! Award” in 2012.“
About Goodgame Studios
Goodgame Studios in Hamburg is Europe’s fastest-growing game company. Founded in 2009, the developer and publisher of online games has since grown to comprise more than 270 staff. Over 93 million people worldwide play these social games online. This rapid growth has been recognized with numerous awards, including Entrepreneur of the Year 2011. The game Goodgame Empire received both the “European Games Award“ and the “BÄM! Award“ in 2012.
Goodgame Studios wants to expand the number of employees to 800 in order to continue this success story.