Goodgame Empire is a great strategy title by Goodgame Studios. Build your own castle, create a powerful army and fight epic player versus player battles on a dynamic world map. Crush your enemies, conquer land and rise to the ruler of a mighty empire!
You start the game by helping the lord of a mighty castle to defeat one of his enemies. As a reward he grants you your own small fortress. To turn this fortress into a huge castle, you need two things: a working economy and a strong army.
In order for your economy to thrive, you need to collect wood, stone and grain, by building structures like farm houses or wood cutters. With these resources you can upgrade buildings and build new ones. You also need to collect taxes from your citizens to pay for your troops. The goal is to establish a flourishing economy as a foundation for a strong army.
To recruit an army you need to construct military buildings. With the help of these buildings you can recruit several different military units like spearmen or mace men. You can lead your troops to conquer robber baron castles around you or attack other players. The key to victory is the right attack strategy. Choose between attacking the front, the left or the right side of the castle. To help your soldiers you can equip them with tools like scaling ladders, siege towers and batting rams.
There is a lot to discover in Goodgame Empire. There are tons of quests, such as saving a princess or joining a conflict between two mighty kings. For completing these quests you will be rewarded with level-ups and resources.
Of course your castle is not the only one in the empire. By clicking on the world map you can see what your friends or other players are doing. You can also watch your troops on their way to conquer your enemies.
At the end of the day Goodgame Empire is a great online strategy game. The graphics are great, it is very beginner friendly and it is a lot of fun to forge alliances with friends and other players to become a mighty lord. And the best thing is: The game is free-to-play, so it is really worth a try! Your Empire shall rise!
1. How can I change the name of my castle/flag?
You can change your castle name via the administration. Names of an extreme rightist nature and (negative) allusions and insults are of course unwelcome. You cannot yet change your coat of arms or your flag, but we are planning to include this feature!
2. What are commanders and spies for?
What is the purpose of Commanders and Spies? Commanders allow you to send your soldiers to battles. Upgrade your encampment so that you have more commanders available! With the help of looted items you can equip your commanders to increase their effectiveness.
Once you reach level 7, you can construct taverns. Taverns accommodate your available spies. With spies you can spy on other castles and also robber baron castles. Build several taverns and upgrade them to increase the amount of spies you have. There are two types of espionage: Military Espionage shows the troops (and their composition) and the tools that your spy saw. Economic Espionage shows the amount of resources that a castle/rbc has.
You can also set your spy to sabotage. By sabotage, your spy will set fire to dwellings and establishments undetected. If your spy is caught the lord of the castle will know who tried to sabotage his buildings. For Espionage and Sabotage: The more spies you have, the lower the probability that you will be caught. You also increase the chance of success, when the value of the accuracy of your espionage is lower or the amount of damage inflicted in lower. You can protect yourself against enemy spies by building guardhouses. More city guards reduces the chance of success for your opponent.
3. How do I become a member of an alliance?
You can become a member of an alliance in various ways, the easiest of which is to found your own alliance. To join an existing alliance, you must be invited by a member of that alliance who also has the necessary rights to do this.
4. How do I obtain gold coins?
You can acquire coins by collecting taxes. To collect taxes, simply send out your tax collector. You can also receive coins as a reward for completing quests, victories over robber baron castles, and by successfully defending your own castle. When you buy rubies, you will also receive coins as a bonus when you buy a large pack.
5. How can I obtain rubies?
You can buy rubies for real money in the payment shop. You can also acquire rubies with a lot of quests that aren't marked with an “XP” symbol, and by leveling up. You also receive 300 rubies with the welcome gift. You can also receive rubies twice a week as a login bonus, provided you have logged in every day.
6. How do I start over again, and can I transfer my account to another world?
It is not possible to transfer accounts to other worlds; the same also applies to payments; these cannot be transferred either. To start over, you can either wait until your account expires; at lower levels this takes a week, and up to 30 days at higher levels. You can also ask Support to cancel your account. Once you have received confirmation of your cancelation, you can use your old email address and register again. You cannot do this beforehand, as you may be blocked for creating multiple accounts!
7. Can I play in several worlds?
Yes! As the worlds are in no way connected, you can have one account per world and can therefore be an active player in several worlds. However, you can only have one account for each world; if you have more than one per world, you may be blocked!
8. Can you be banned for making a threat or an insult?
Attack threats are not considered as an infringement of the rules provided they do spill out into the real world to become actual rather than virtual threats. Players who insult other players will be banned!
A message like: “If you don’t send me 100 food a day, then I’ll attack you until you burn.” is acceptable, but “Tell me where you live, I’m coming round…” is considered unacceptable and will be punished. Support will decide the severity of the punishment.
9. How can I receive honor?
To receive honor, you have to attack another player and win the battle. The current honor points of that player shouldn’t be too low, or you will receive little or no honor. At the lower levels you also receive honor from players who have no honor at all. Important: if you attack too many weak players, you will lose honor instead of winning it.
10. How do I trade?
You must own a marketplace before you can trade. You can build a marketplace from level 7. You can carry up to 100 resources (wood, stone, or food) in each market barrow.