Goodgame Studios’ GOODGAME MAFIA turns 1
On the occasion of the successful online game’s first birthday this week there will be presents from the Hamburg game developer for all players and faithful fans. There are new garments for the avatars, changing the avatar’s look more than once is now 80% cheaper and the storage of a valuable item in the safe is completely free. Who now feels like diving into the underworld of the mob can do so for free at http://mafia.goodgamestudios.com.
„GOODGAME MAFIA is one of our most successful multiplayer casual games with more than 4.5 million registered users and a very active player community,“ says Christian Teister ,the product manager in charge. „Like all our other games we constantly improve this title. But in GOODGAME MAFIA there has been even more development over the last few weeks than usual. The new avatar customization makes it possible for players to style their avatar according to their personal preferences. Moreover, we doubled the number of city districts that can be conquered and due to the increasing number of players we have opened two new GOODGAME MAFIA worlds. We have just started editing the graphics and design, so there will be even more improvement coming in the future. Our main goal is to constantly increase the quality of the game and the satisfaction of our players.“ Everyone who is interested in finding out more about the complex mechanisms behind the entertaining product should read Teister’s article „High-Performance-Ranglisten“ („High Performance Rankings“) in the current edition of the journal „Making Games“ (in German: making_games_ranglisten.pdf).
Launched in June 2010 the role playing game GOODGAME MAFIA was already the third casual game published in the competitive browser game market by Goodgame Studios within just one year of its existence. The player slips into the role of a young and aspiring mobster who, among other things, needs to complete missions for the godfather in order to climb the career ladder. Most popular among the enthusiastic players are multiplayer elements like forming families or fighting against other ambitious crooks all over the world.
Goodgame Studios Sallies Out to Medieval Realms with Its New Online Strategy Game
The browser game GOODGAME EMPIRE boasts a totally new concept and calls for the tactical skills of its users. Thorough planning of battles and the purposeful usage of the right weapons for sieges and defence determine victory or defeat in this multiplayer strategy game. GOODGAME EMPIRE will be launched in summer 2011 as beta version on Goodgame Studios’ gaming portal.
Castles and Keeps
As new lord of a castle the player starts his campaign with a small wooden castle and a few buildings. But with a solid strategy the rise to being a powerful sovereign with a flourishing economy, a mighty army and many provinces is not far. Every user can individually develop his castle. Different buildings in various upgrade stages are at each player’s disposal. Step by step a wooden fortress can be transformed into a huge stone bastion. The player needs the buildings in order to produce commodities or to make a stand against other players.
Conquest Strategies for Teams
In GOODGAME EMPIRE users do not only fight against each other they can also form strong alliances. With the help of such an alliance players can conquer outposts together for important resources and support each other in attacks and defence. The users can also trade goods at the market place. Moreover, a continuous campaign with numerous interesting missions and additional tasks offers a special challenge for the players. More information on the MMO strategy game will follow soon.
Eight Games, 22 Languages, 28 Million Registrations and 48,822,963 Tomatoes
More than 70 million players worldwide use the free browser games of Hamburg’s developer Goodgame Studios every month. The browser games can be played in 22 languages via the portal rcw-test.goodgamestudios.com and in more than 200 countries fans are thrilled by Goodgame Studios’ flash games. In some countries there are millions of fans, in some maybe just one. Like on New Caledonia the island belonging to France, located in the Pacific Ocean, about 1,200 km east of Australia.
With so many fans incredible numbers emerge. Since the launch of GOODGAME FARMER in April 2010, precisely 56,545,606 animals were bought. In GOODGAME CAFÉ on the other hand, 48,822,963 tomatoes were used for 38,738,555 salads, among others. And in GOODGAME MAFIA 32,423,561 tasks have already been taken care of for the godfather. The users are also very generous: 2,721,219 pieces of clothing were given away in GOODGAME FASHION and 273,473,862 chips donated in GOODGAME POKER.
In order for the casual social games to be played all around the globe, staff members from over 20 nations are constantly working on improving the games. Part of it is the translation into numerous languages. “True to our motto ‘Playfully connecting the world – finding friends worldwide playing’ we want to reach as many people as possible. To reach that goal localizations of the games are inevitable,” says COO Dr. Christian Wawrzinek. Accordingly, GOODGAME FARMER alone, the game with the most users, can be played in 20 different languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Turkish, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese. And with Norwegian and Arabic further translations are already in the works.
A Sweet Easter Time – with More Than 20 Limited Items by Games Developer Goodgame Studios
A blue house shaped like an egg with a smoking chimney, a hopping baby lamb and many colorful Easter egg baskets – the free online game Goodgame Farmer offers many functional and decorative elements to beautify your virtual farm. The Easter items are available as of now: http://farmer.goodgamestudios.com.
Also New in the Goodgame Studios Online Game: Muffin Baker and Wheel of Fortune
Millions of enthusiastic fans worldwide play Goodgame Café and live the dream of managing their own restaurant. With the free browser game they now have the opportunity to beautifully decorate their café appropriately for the upcoming Easter weekend: http://cafe.goodgamestudios.com.
Online games are the central focus of the Hamburg enterprise’s new web presence
Starting immediately, Goodgame Studios is presenting its social games via a new, attractive gaming portal at rcw-test.goodgamestudios.com. Its 8 free of charge browser games take center stage, both graphically and technically speaking. And the 25 million registered users can only benefit from these changes: The portal makes all games more easily and quickly accessible, as they are only one click away. “With the new website, we strive to provide easy access to our full range of products to all users. The new full screen modus also enhances the gaming experience.”, says founder and COO Dr. Christian Wawrzinek. “We are moreover proud of being able to present our distinct and cheerful graphic designs on our new homepage. With its colorful design, the new web page does justice to the diverse graphics of our games.” read more…