InnoGames, Germany’s leading developer and publisher of online and mobile games, celebrates the fifth anniversary of its fantasy city-builder Elvenar. The successful title has experienced steady growth since its launch in May 2015 and surpassed the EUR 100m revenue mark earlier this year, joining Forge of Empires, Grepolis and Tribal Wars in achieving this milestone. The top countries in terms of revenue are the United States, Germany and France. To celebrate the anniversary, players can look forward to a new mini event with a special award and daily bonuses. To date, players have spent more than 43,186 years’ worth of playtime in the game’s fantasy world and have built more than 21.8 million cities.
“Elvenar is the sixth game that we launched in our portfolio. Previous titles, such as Forge of Empires and Grepolis have a historical setting, while Elvenar is the first fantasy-based strategy game we have created. The fantasy world, complete with mystical creatures like elves, dragons and fairies, has appealed to a wide audience,” says Hendrik Klindworth, InnoGames Co-founder and CEO. “We appreciate the hard work and loyalty from our team over all these years and want to thank all our players around the world.”
Half of all players globally are female, with many players drawn to the fantasy and collaborative aspects of the game, taking advantage of the opportunity to play as Elves and to work with other players. As with other titles in InnoGames’ portfolio, the company updates Elvenar regularly to provide players with new content and ensure the title’s longevity.
“Our team works diligently to provide new features and events for players with ongoing content updates on a biweekly basis,” explain Nino Protic, Elvenar Product Manager. “When Elvenar was first launched, there were five chapters. Today, there are 16 chapters and approximately five years’ worth of content, including the most recent Guest Race: Embassies. We have plans for more exciting content, as well as new Guest Races, in the future.”
To celebrate the fifth anniversary, a new three-day challenge will be introduced and is set to begin June 1st. Players who complete the first set of requirements will be awarded the Unicorn Glade, a special building to celebrate the birthday. Additionally, there will be changing daily production bonuses in the game during the time in which the challenge is active.
Elvenar is the second of InnoGames’ titles to successfully undergo the transition from Flash to HTML5, after Forge of Empires. This process ensures the future of the game after Adobe discontinues support for Flash. This, coupled with available mobile versions for iOS and Android, enable players to continue to play anywhere, any time and from any device of their choosing as they construct their world. The most popular building built since launch is the Golden Abyss, one of the Ancient Wonders.
Elvenar (www.elvenar.com) is a city-building Strategy-MMO set in a fantasy world. Tasked with creating a flourishing city, players can choose between Elves or Humans. This choice affects the appearance of the cities and their inhabitants, as well as the available technologies and units. The elves live in the midst of magical creatures in harmony with nature, while humans are ambitious builders and engineers. Between managing resources, leveling up buildings and unlocking new perks, players should also pay attention to the multiplayer-map if they want to find valuable relics. Yet, players might have to fight numerous fantastic creatures for them. Since its release in May 2015, Elvenar has been receiving continuous content updates, and as a cross-platform title, players can switch between browser, iOS and Android devices at any time.
InnoGames is Germany’s leading developer and publisher of mobile and online games. The company based in Hamburg is best known for Forge of Empires, Elvenar and Tribal Wars. InnoGames’ complete portfolio encompasses seven live games and several mobile titles in production. Born as a hobby, InnoGames today has a team of 400 employees from more than 30 nations who share the passion of creating unique games that players across the globe enjoy for years.