Clash of Clans developer Supercell has soft-launched its latest game into beta. Everdale is a peaceful, co-op world-building mobile game with no player-versus-player aspects. It's launching today in "select regions", according to the developer.
What is Everdale and is it like Clash of Clans?
In an announcement post on its website, Supercell seeks to differentiate Everdale from Clash of Clans. You'll work alongside nine other players, and each of you will build your own village, all of which are situated in a larger valley setting. You can craft goods, expand your village, trade with other players, and take your villagers on adventures to level them up. Supercell also says this game isn't set in the Clash universe. If you want a deep dive into Everdale's systems, you can check out Supercell's introductory Everdale video, which unveils some of the game's mechanics and the origin behind its conception, right here.
Rather curiously, this isn't the first time we've heard of Everdale. Supercell says that in the autumn of 2020, it launched an alpha version of the game under the name Valleys & Villages, with the bogus developer name of "Osmium Interactive". The developer says launching under this "so-called white-label brand" allowed it to gauge player reactions and trends more accurately. According to Supercell, its early version of the game "wasn't meeting the high-quality bar" that it sets for its titles. The studio wanted to continue developing the game with public feedback, but in a quieter manner where players didn't respond to it as though it was a Supercell title. If you'd like to check Everdale out, you can download it here. It's only available in a few places, though. Here's where you can check out the Everdale beta:
- Nordic Countries (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Greenland)
- Australia and New Zealand
- Hong Kong
What else is Supercell up to?
As well as Everdale, Supercell also says it's working on three brand new titles adjacent to Clash of Clans. The studio announced these games a few months ago. They're all set in the wider Clash of Clans world, much like flagship title Clash of Clans and tower defence-RTS hybrid Clash Royale (which isn't a battle royale game, despite its name). Here's a quick rundown of what Supercell is working on right now.
Supercell describes this one as an "island-hopping turn-based strategy game". You'll need to build troop combos in order to take on different configurations of enemies and triumph in difficult boss encounters. It'll have an island-based structure in which each island has a new quest for you to take on.
This one's a board game in which you'll need to place miniatures to do battle with one another. You and your opponent will place minis simultaneously, and they'll battle it out, with the right combination of minis winning the day. Supercell developed Clash Mini to be a deep but accessible board game.
Finally, there's Clash Heroes, a hack-and-slash game in which you assemble a team of heroes to go on adventures in the Clash of Clans world. Some adventures will be smaller-scale than others, but they'll all allow you to play alongside your friends and customize your build path.
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