September 6, 2018
eRepublik Labs launches new historical strategy MMO “Vietnam War: Platoons” globally
eRepublik Labs, a subsidiary of Stillfront Group AB (“Stillfront”) launches its fourth mobile historical Strategy MMO, “Vietnam War: Platoons” globally today on iOS and Android.
Building on its historical strategy MMO game engine, the success of its 3 previously released games in the genre: “Age of Lords”, “World at War WW2” and “War and Peace: American Civil War” and a successful soft launch, eRepublik Labs will launch “Vietnam War: Platoons”, worldwide today on the Apple App Store and on the Google Play store. The game is a Vietnam War themed mobile strategy MMO.
eRepublik Labs uses a theme testing methodology that it applies in pre-production before starting developing any new strategy MMO to identify the highest potential historical themes with its core audience of historical strategy fans. The Vietnam war theme scored strongly in these tests, including higher relevance scores and better CPI’s than its latest hit “War and Peace”, an American Civil War themed strategy MMO. During the soft launch period, good game performance and appeal, similar to “War and Peace”, was confirmed. The team also added an AR feature to the game that allows players to integrate their environment into the game world map.
“I am proud of the eRepublik Labs team, this is now the 4th game we launch in the past 3 years in the historical mobile strategy MMO genre and each game has been more popular than the previous one. We hope we will delight our players again with “Vietnam War: Platoons” says Alexis Bonte, co-founder and CEO of eRepublik Labs.”
“eRepublik Labs has become a reference in the strategy game genre. The team keeps raising the bar with each one of their new releases not only by fine tuning their strategy MMO engine but also by bringing major improvements that are also applied in the live games that continue to engage a loyal player base” says Jörgen Larsson, CEO of Stillfront.
eRepublik Labs is recognized by Google Play as one of its top developers in the world (all its games carry the “top developer” badge) and its games have often been selected for featuring by the Apple editorial team.
eRepublik Labs has a strong track record for historically themed strategy MMO’s on mobile. “War and Peace: American Civil War”, eRepublik Labs most successful mobile game to date launched in October 2017 and is one of the top grossing strategy games in multiple markets on the Google Play Store and so is “Word at War WW2” that launched in October 2016. “Age of Lords” launched in March 2015 and is still one of the most appreciated Strategy MMO’s with a loyal user base. All three games are profitable.
THE EREPUBLIK LABS STORY
eRepublik Labs is an independent team of veteran game crafters that are passionate about history and strategy. All have worked on games that have reached millions of players. eRepublik Labs is now part of an alliance of nine near-autonomous studios in Stillfront Group AB (quoted on Nasdaq First North, ticker SF).
“Vietnam War: Platoons” is eRepublik Labs fourth historically based strategy game. Previous games by eRepublik Labs include “Age of Lords”, “World at War: WW2” and “War and Peace: American Civil War”, all highly rated games with a very engaged community of strategy and history fans. eRepublik Labs is also the studio behind the critically acclaimed “Twin Shooter – Invaders”, winner of Pocket Gamer Silver award and the maker of free to play browser pioneer eRepublik.com. More information on eRepublik Labs can be found at www.erepubliklabs.com
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Jörgen Larsson, CEO
Phone: +46 703 211 800
Stillfront is a group of independent creators, publishers and distributors of digital games – with a vision to become the leading group of indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront operates through nine near-autonomous subsidiaries: Bytro Labs in Germany, Coldwood Interactive in Sweden, Power Challenge in the UK and Sweden, Dorado Online Games in Malta, Simutronics in the United States, Babil Games in UAE and Jordan, eRepublik in Ireland and Romania, OFM Studios in Germany and Goodgame Studios in Germany. Stillfront’s games are distributed globally. The main markets are Germany, the United States, France, UK and MENA. For further information, please visit www.stillfront.com.
Stillfront’s portfolio includes games across multiple platforms. Unravel and Unravel Two are widely acclaimed console games developed by Coldwood in collaboration with Electronic Arts. Supremacy 1914 and Call of War are high-immersion war strategy games developed by Bytro Labs. ManagerZone is a sports management strategy game launched in 2001. DragonRealms and GemStone IV are MUD-style games with a very loyal player base. Siege: Titan Wars(TM) is a popular mobile game developed by Simutronics. Nida Harb III and Admiral are mobile strategy games with very strong player bases, which are published by Babil Games. World at War: WW2 and War and Peace: Civil War are a successful mobile strategy games developed and published by eRepublik Labs. Online Fussball Manager is a leading sports management game. EMPIRE and BIG FARM are major brands operated by Goodgame Studios.
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