Hamburg, June 5, 2013. Online games publisher InnoGames debuts the latest projects in its cross-platform gaming approach at E3 in Los Angeles next week. The company plans to unveil a Forge of Empires iPad app, as well smartphone apps (Android and iOS) for Grepolis. Both projects work together with their existing browser counterparts to create a seamless gaming experience – allowing gamers to play with one account on all devices.
InnoGames CEO Hendrik Klindworth is confident that “cross-platform is definitely the future of gaming. It is technically very challenging to offer a perfect gaming experience for desktop browsers, tablets and smartphones at the same time. On the other hand, there is a lot to gain for those who manage to”, he believes. InnoGames has opted for individual technology decisions for each project. The Grepolis apps utilize Adobe Air, while Cocos2D-X is the framework of choice for the iPad version of Forge of Empires. These technologies enable InnoGames to offer an optimal performance and thereby the best gaming experience for users.
The ambitious cross-platform approach is used to expand the player numbers of the original browser-based company further. “Our mobile versions will be able to compete with the best mobile-exclusive games on the market”, Klindworth explains. Before Grepolis and Forge of Empires, InnoGames began this initiative by releasing the classic browser title Tribal Wars on iOS and Android devices. More than 200,000 users per month are using the apps already. The company also has several projects in the works that will be released as cross-platform at launch-time.
InnoGames has developed and published major browser game titles like Forge of Empires, Tribal Wars and The West. With about 100 million registered users, the German company belongs to the biggest developers and publishers of online games.