Forge of Empires: Closed Beta Start Announced
Today InnoGames announced that the brand new strategy browser game, Forge of Empires, will begin a closed beta on March 29. During this phase, a few thousand players will get the chance to try the game hands-on for the first time. Prior to the beta, 500 testers were providing InnoGames with valuable feedback in an "Exclusive Preview".
With the start of the closed beta, Forge of Empires will also implement some fresh components. On top of improved battle mechanics and a messaging system, the new trading feature will allow players to finally exchange rare goods, like honey or gold - with NPCs as well as with other players. This allows one to focus on a limited number of various goods buildings. Additionally, InnoGames will add more features over the course of the closed beta, some of them in direct response to player feedback during the Exclusive Preview.
Forge of Empires is a browser-based strategy game that allows players to create a city and develop it from the Stone Age and onward throughout the centuries. Players can create a vast empire through military campaigns and skillful dealings. For a thorough look at the game check out OnRPG's GDC write-up!