Welcome everyone to our Christmas newsletter and
I wish you all a great festive season and a happy
New Year. December has been a lot of fun here as
we have seen progress with characters, buildings,
code and landscape. Roads are going in as we speak
and city structures are being laid out. It's exciting
seeing it all come together!
newsletter will be one of our biggest to date as
we have some much interesting news to tell you.
But first, we hope you enjoy our lovely Christmas
scene included with this newsletter. There's a use
for Dragons after all!
you to everyone who posted on our message boards
or emailed us about their enjoyment of the new screenshots
we released last newsletter and throughout this
week. The developers get a real kick out of your
enthusiasm and interest, so keep telling us what
you think of what we're doing.
expansion and upgrades
Until today we have held back one of the most exciting
features of Dragon Empires while we completed feasibility
studies. Well, now I am pleased to be finally able
to tell you about our best kept secret: city expansion.
While we have told everyone that clans will be able
to add banners and statues to cities they own, what
we hadn't told everyone is that you will also be
able to add buildings. You will actually be able
to make your cities bigger!
who rule towns will be able to add buildings, walls,
towers, clan lodges, workshops and many more items
to their city. Through a unique system of 'placement
points' that grow around the edge of the town the
city will dynamically change and expand as new structures
are added. What's more, you can upgrade these structures
over time or decorate them with the previously mentioned
placeable banners and structures. You will literally
be able to watch your town grow from a small village
to a thriving city.