Supercell soft launches Everdale in select regions around the world. Everdale is a co-op village-building simulation game. The company also announced three new games based on the Clash of Clans franchise.
According to the announcement on their website, Supercell developed Everdale under a different name. First called Valleys & Villages, the game was originally created to study the social aspect of team-play. Taking notes from player interactions and patterns, they polished the game up and released it as Everdale.
The player interactions are important for Everdale since it differs from other Supercell games. Unlike Clash of Clans or Boom Beach, there are no conflicts or looting in Everdale. Players have to engage in peaceful collaboration to progress through the game.
The game places 10 players in a valley where their goal is to create a utopia. They will have to craft, farm, garden, and trade to get the most out of their valley.
The game is currently available in the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and the Nordic countries.
Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen said they are very selective about the games they release. This is because they want their games to last for many years. It is because of this that the company has canceled seven games since 2011. Paananen also noted he doesn’t have the final say on the launching of a game, the teams that developed them do.
Expanding the Clash Franchise
In a move that is unusual for Supercell, they have announced three Clash games at once. What makes it special is that they are all still deep in development. The company did this to offer more transparency about their development process.
The three new games are based on the Clash of Clans game and feature the same style and many of the same characters.
The first game is Clash Quest. It is a puzzle-based adventure game with well-known Clash troops and spells. Players will use match-three mechanics to destroy enemy defenses and explore islands in the Clash world.
Clash Heroes is an action role-playing game that puts players in control of the iconic characters as they battle hordes of enemies. The game will also allow players to group up and defeat tougher challenges together.
Finally, Clash Mini is a light-hearted strategy game reminiscent of a chess game. Players will place figurines on the board that will then automatically engage in battle.
Paananen said that while some of the games may not make it to global launch, they as a company feel better now that the communication with their players is more open. And another benefit is that they will now receive more player feedback.
Clash of Clans has recently turned 9 years old and Clash Royale is doing great as well, according to Paananen.
Being more open towards their players and presenting their projects certainly shines a favorable light on Supercell. And basing games on already popular franchises will surely bring players to the new titles.
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