ANNO COMING TO IPAD ANNO makes its mobile debut with ANNO: Build an Empire
London, UK — May 6, 2014– Today, Ubisoft announced that ANNO, the city-builder strategy game from Blue Byte will soon be available on iPad as ANNO: Build an Empire. The game is developed in close collaboration with Mi’pu’mi Games, bringing the ANNO experience to another level. The franchise has been rebuilt from the ground up to be compatible with mobile gameplay, featuring a touchscreen interface that makes building cities easier than ever.
Like its predecessors, ANNO: Build an Empire requires strategic planning to ensure players are weighing the options and consequences of their city planning in order to create powerful, successful islands. Taverns must be built to keep citizens happy and stress-free, churches will need to be built to satisfy the need for religion and homes will need to be built to keep citizens safe.
Players will start off with one island, building it from the ground up to ensure its citizens are happy and healthy. Once players become skilled city planners, the most determined players create additional islands, managing multiple islands while guaranteeing safe trading routes with their neighbours.
Social elements from previous ANNO titles will also be incorporated into ANNO: Build an Empire and players will have a chance to challenge friends and foes and invite them to take part in this stand-alone ANNO adventure.
ANNO: Build an Empire is available on iPad 2 or higher and requires at least iOS6 and an internet connection to play.
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About ANNO: Build an Empire
ANNO: Build an Empire is about handling more than 60 resources and 150 different buildings, each with their own special traits. While the production of wool is a fairly straight forward task, the creation of glass requires multiple manufacturing branches to produce the final goods. Start off with just a few peasants on your island and a simple production branch. Soon the first artisans, merchants and noblemen will come to your island. Build a big fleet, discover new islands and widen your realm step by step. Every island in the game is unique, and offers specific resources which you can plant and harvest.
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About BlueByte, a Ubisoft studio:
Blue Byte was established in 1988 and released its first hit game in 1991: Battle Isle. This was followed in 1993 by the development strategy game The Settlers®, which established itself as a long-lasting favorite. In 2001, Blue Byte was acquired by Ubisoft, and in 2004 the studio moved into the premises of Ubisoft’s German branch in Düsseldorf. The team at Blue Byte is responsible for new productions of The Settlers® and ANNO®. The studio is also active in the free-2-play genre with the web-based browser game The Settlers Online, available in several languages and currently captivating millions of players worldwide.
About Mi’pu’ mi Games
Mi’pu’mi Games is a Vienna-based independent game development company run by veteran developers with 10+ years of industry experience. We work on big brands and cutting edge technology. We are a passionate team that is dedicated to its craft: creating great games for smartphones, tablets, consoles and browsers.
To find out more about Mi’pu’mi go to http://www.mipumi.com
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