this time I would like to provide you a sneak-peek at our upcoming change: The Fullscreen Town Overview. Maybe you would like to know why we are doing this. It’s simple: from time to time, we have to enhance the game in order to provide new players an easier and more appealing start.
Every online game has to rely on a constant flow of new players. With this fact in mind, you can guess it’s vital to convince new players of the awesomeness called Grepolis as early as possible.
We have never been too happy with the town overview being shown as a window. It feels odd and a bit technical.
With the fullscreen town overview, players will use their full resolution to display the town – not as a window anymore. You can scroll the view to see some of the town’s beautiful surroundings!
But just this little change was not enough for us. You know, most players issue new building orders in the senate window. Again, this feels incredibly technical, which is totally fine if you aim for efficiency only. However, many players would like to get some rather haptic feedback when expanding their town.
This is why we overhauled the building mode as well. It will now better display your available options and what’s currently going on in general. This is how the town looks like with the building mode being inactive:
And of course, the display changes if you turn the building mode on:
Yeah, this was a short entry, but there is not much to explain about this feature. 😉