Allies & Empires invades Facebook

Wednesday, 1st June 2011 05:54 GMT By Brenna Hillier

In a move widely interpreted as a thumbed-nose to upcoming AAA social strategy titles, Zynga has announced the immediate release of Empires & Allies.

Billed as the Farmville developer’s first strategic combat game, Empires & Allies launches today in 12 languages.

The game plays out over a board dotted with islands, which players develop with the ultimate goal of battling off the evil Raven.

“Think CityVille meets Risk,” producer Amer Ajami said in a press release.

Unfortunately, friends serve the same role as in many other Zynga titles, providing small boosts via peaceful interactions. In other words, no player versus player action.

First past the post, Allies & Empires has a head start on Civilization World and Age of Empires Online, both due this year. It will be interesting to see if the Zynga powerhouse and lightning fast release schedule can keep it ahead of the two more robustly-featured competitors.



  1. Christopher Jack

    Any good Age of Empire-stylized, base building RTS games? I still enjoy Dawn of War 1, probably my favourite game of all time, definitely the most played. I just have zero interest in the online reboot of AoE, this looks even worst.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Zonejeu

    “has announced the immediate release” Gni ? The game isn’t released, how do you “announce the immediate release” without releasing ?

    #2 4 years ago

    I smell Reynold’s style here! Brian Reynolds from Big Huge Games!

    #3 4 years ago

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