Fate of an Empire: 4x strategy - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

No, or just about none at all. I did a five-week Java course while studying 20 years ago. After that, all my knowledge is self-taught while my brother and I worked with Rising Empires a long time ago. Then I took a long break until I revived the Rising Empires project which now has evolved into Fate of an Empire.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

I must say the graphical interface, especially the map view. I’m more interested in coding behind-the-scenes stuff, what happens when you press the button and how the AI reacts to your moves. Learning to work with the visual aspects of a game was a challenge and I´m still training to improve my skills.

Peter Norberg is the sole developer of Fate of an Empire, working on it for the last year and a half, and continuously investing his free time on this wonderful app for updates and upgrades.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

My all-time favorite strategy game app is Antiyoy developed by Yiotro. This is a simple but brilliant game and when I found it, I literally spent hour after hour playing through all the levels.
Another app that I’ve enjoyed a lot is 1941: World War Strategy by Brian Dewolff which brings to life the old boardgame Axis and Allies. Axis and Allies is an old favorite of mine and being able to play it while out traveling is a great joy.
But overall, I don´t have much time enjoying other games as I focus my free time on developing Fate of an Empire. Being a one-man development team doesn´t really leave much time for other stuff.

How long have you been working on this app?

I started to work on Fate of an Empire around April 2020, and it was launched in February last year. Since then, I´ve been adding new features and improvements as I want to continue improving the game, both for the enjoyment of old players keeping their interest as well as new players seeking the thrill of a complex strategy game.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

My main purpose with Fate of an Empire is to create a strategy game that rivals the most complex strategy games on PC. When I started developing games for Android the available games, especially strategy games, were simple and didn´t fulfill the need of old board game players like myself.
Fate of an Empire should fill the need of the players who seek complexity and flexibility in how they want to play. Play wide, or tall, develop your own troop types and you can even mod some aspects of Fate of an Empire if you want to change the game to suit your needs.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

I don´t presume that it´s better than other strategy games, although I believe it has some perks and like to think that it might be one of the more complex and advanced strategy games on the Play store.
Each time a player asks me if I can port it to PC or it receives a rating declaring that it´s the best strategy game on the store I feel proud over what I´ve achieved with Fate of an Empire. It´s like being given a receipt that Fate of an Empire achieves what I intended when I started working on it.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

This is still in the early stages but I´m now working on a map editor with the intention of allowing players to create their own maps. I´m also planning to add more events that can pop up during a game and hope that I´ll be able to create fun and challenging event chains that has a real influence on an empire.
The players also help me and come up with lots of suggestions on how to improve Fate of an Empire.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

I´m just happy that they enjoy my game. Since I´m chronically bad at marketing, I would appreciate all the help I can get from my players with spreading the knowledge of Fate of an Empire. 

Fate of an Empire: 4x strategy

About App:
Fate of an Empire is a deep and compelling turn-based 4x strategy game with custom troop designs, advanced combat between massive armies, a well-developed technology tree, and unlimited possibilities.

Are you prepared to take control of your own fate?
The world of Fate of an Empire consists of two levels: the Surface and the Netherworld. You are invited to roam the wild forests as the secretive Elves or dominate the green plains as the scary Humans. Inhabit the huge underworld caves of the Netherworld and take control of the rampaging Greenskins, the swarming Krant or the feared and hated unliving Ende. If you can't choose, play as the rich Dwarves which fear neither the open sky nor the darkness below.

Select your strategy
Fate of an Empire allows you to create and manage your own empire. Decide which race to play and what beliefs to follow and create your own story. What strategy to pursue, what your civilization will look like, what kind of troops will defend your borders, all this and more is up to you to decide. Unless your neighbors make the decision for you...

•  Six unique races with different playing styles and challenges.
•  More than 200 technologies to research.
•  A world with two levels.
•  Design your own troop types.
•  More than 120 different buildings to construct in your cities.

Important note:
•  Please join the friendly community at Discord and chat with other fans of Fate of an Empire: https://discord.gg/PuezA4V4PN •  Landscape mode is only supported for 7-inch tablets and larger.

Categories: Game, Strategy

Date: January 16, 2022

Developer: Peter Norberg

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Website: https://www.risingempires.one/


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