Build your empire and journey through the ages: With Forge of Empires, we bring our award-winning strategy game to your iPad and iPhone. Build your city and develop it from the Stone Age to modern times (and beyond). Download the app and play Forge of Empires now!
5/5 "A brilliant city building game created by people with a true love of strategy."
5/5 "I am so addicted to this game. Unlocking new tech trees, buildings etc. feels very rewarding. I love this game!"
- Build your city and evolve from the Stone Age to modern times (and beyond).
- Develop new technologies and discover new buildings and goods
- Produce supplies to manufacture goods
- Exchange your goods and trade with your neighbors
- Discover new territories and seize control of the provinces and their rewards
- Use your negotiation or battle skills to take over sector by sector
Forge of Empires is based on our successful browser strategy game which was published by InnoGames in the summer of 2012.
It was awarded Best Browser Game 2013 by the jury at Deutscher Computerspielpreis (German Computer Game Award).
Finally, the online strategy game is available for iOS as well, providing cross-platform access.
Forge of Empires is free to download and install. However, some game features can also be purchased for real money. If you don't want to use this feature, please disable inapp purchases in your device's settings. A network connection is also required.
General Terms and Conditions: https://legal.innogames.com/portal/en/agb
With this update, we're releasing another long-awaited and requested Guild Battlegrounds feature on May 25th!
- You can now view your guild's League Points (MMR) and keep track of your Guild's progress in the rankings.
Besides that, the Dynamic Tower has been renamed to the Truce Tower and its design will be reworked soon. The skills and stats will, however, remain unaffected.
Thank you for playing Forge of Empires
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In-Game Expansion Costs Real Money
I like games that allow me to construct kingdoms and civilizations, so I thought this game would be fun. It started out pretty fun, and my empire advanced in technology relatively quickly. However, you get to a point relatively soon (the Bronze Age, I believe) where the only way to expand buildable space is to purchase diamonds (with real money) which you then use buy land to expand on. There are very limited expansions you can use the in-game currency to purchase, even though building in-game currency happens quickly. And victory and research progress provides very little land expansion. Which brings me to a second issue that ties into the land expansion problem.
In order to progress through time, you have to conduct research. This involves a combination of spending points that automatically accrue, production, and in-game coin. One concept to developing new research requires a number of different productions (e.g. dye and masonry). The problem is you don’t have enough land to construct these buildings to produce the goods you need to advance the research. And you also need available population, which can only be expanded by building more residences on land that you don’t have. See where I’m going with this?
The game is ok at best, unless you have real money you want to sink into it. As a passive Smartphone gamer, it is very rare that I spend any real money on a game. And when I do it is only $0.99. I plan to delete the game.
Developer Response ,
We are very sorry you feel the available land is less than adequate. Considerations to game balance have lead us to limit the amount of expansions available per age for Research and the campaign map. The victory expansions are not age limited and as long as you earn medals from all the various sources can be had by anyone. The premium expansions are convenient, but not necessary. The entirety of the game can be experienced without spending a single penny (including buying premium expansions as there are many sources for free diamonds in the game, albeit at a modest pace). Ideally when goods are involved you build the 2 buildings you have to boost for, then use over-production to trade with others for the 3 goods you cannot produce. Commerce with guild mates and friends is key here. Efficient city design (and the ability to fit the buildings you need, whether its housing or goods) is a skill developed over time while playing.
Not very fun to play
I keep looking for a good city building game, something fun like The Simpsons: Tapped Out and I was hoping this was it. But it’s not. My main issues are that when you are just starting the game people who have been playing for years and are way ahead of you are still allowed to attack you and plunder your city. This should only be available for people at the same level as you otherwise there is nothing you can do about it. Your army is never going to beat theirs. You also get so little in terms of land that you have to keep deleting buildings so you can build something else when you need certain goods. And the goods buildings produce so little in such a long time that you spend days and days trying to get enough to do anything. I get that this is a long play game but it’s too long for me. Just not enough to do to keep me interested.
Update in response to developer: 1. Plundering would be fine if in the game it tells you about it, however, you only find out once someone does it and then you have to google what happened. 2. Even after googling Neighborhoods it is still unclear what these are, how to determine which one you are in or what the purpose is. 3. The game also doesn’t teach you about city defense, had to google that too. Too much stuff you have to google which is what makes it not fun. I never have to google how to do anything in Tapped Out, a far superior game. If you’re looking for a true city building game this is not it.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your comment! Attacking and plundering is a part of the game. We're shuffling neighbourhoods every other week to make sure that everybody's matched again comparably strong players.
Also, you should make sure that your defence army is correctly set up and that you make use of the city shield that you can enable in the Friends Tavern.
Huge Disappointment/Poorly Designed
If you believe in playing a game that is fun, fair and enjoyable, skip this game!
I started playing this game 18 months ago, only to discover some major design flaws.
This game requires you to obtain blueprints towards gaining a Great Building, which provides you with different benefits. You are required to obtain 9 blueprints to build a Great Building. Often, you will get to a point where you are down to 8 of those blueprints and then start gaining multiples of the same one, where at that point you can choose to trade those multiples towards a “random chance” to obtain the one you are missing...Only problem is, the “random blueprint selector” feature rarely gives you the actual blueprint you need to finish the set of 9 required. So you end up spending days, weeks, even months of effort in saving up Forge Points to put down towards more blueprints, only to be held back over and over again by the “random blueprint trade” selection process! This “random” process really really takes a huge effort to get by, and just really makes it frustrating to say the least. Eventually you realize it’s no longer any fun to play a game that relies upon a “random selection” process. Progress is obstructed over and over...then the fun is gone...all that’s left is frustration because it inevitably just begins to feel like an entirely futile process altogether....is that really fun?
Make a better choice, I wished now I had! What a waste of time!!!!
Developer Response ,
We're sorry you didn't like this aspect of the game but we do appreciate you taking the time to review us .
- InnoGames GmbH
- 202.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © InnoGames GmbH
- In-App Purchases
- Diamonds (110) $2.99
- Diamonds (220) $4.99
- Diamonds (600) $9.99
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