Tribal Wars 20 Years
InnoGames celebrates 20 years of hit game Tribal Wars
The year is 2003. Netflix is sending DVDs by mail. Myspace has gone live, and the first Call of Duty is hitting the shelves. In the same year, Hendrik and Eike Klindworth and Michael Zillmer publish the browser-based empire-building strategy game "Tribal Wars” and create the basis for InnoGames GmbH, founded in 2007.
20 years later, Tribal Wars (German: “Die Stämme”) is an award-winning classic of the genre with a lifetime playtime of 48+ million days and a lifetime revenue of 180+ million Euros. Thanks to 100,000+ active players (46% of whom have been with the game for 5 years or more), it is also still alive and kicking. Those who have long since turned to other games still like to tell stories about their experiences. Of legendary tribal feuds and grueling battles, but also of gatherings, friendships and even weddings in "real" life, which would not have been possible without their shared passion. That is why this year, the 20th anniversary of the game is themed "Love for the tribe never fades."
But even for those involved in its development, working on Tribal Wars was, is and will remain something very special.
20 Years of Tribal Wars, Developer Insights and Stories video here on F2P.com
"Without Tribal Wars, InnoGames may not exist today. If it did, it would probably be a very different company. Many employees who came to us through the game over the years - or have even been on board since the very beginning - now play a significant role in building InnoGames' future. This goes beyond any of our wildest dreams in 2003, but we couldn't have wished for it to play out any better. Our goal is to ensure that players can still enjoy Tribal Wars for many decades to come. To that end, we will continue to support the Tribal Wars team in making the game a little bit better every day. At the same time, we sincerely thank everyone who has made Tribal Wars what it is today," commented Hendrik Klindworth, CEO and co-founder of InnoGames, on the anniversary.
Source: Innogames - Tribal Wars