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Here is a sneak preview of a few of the many new items that may end up in the Vikings of Thule marketplace soon. What do you think?
Vikings of Thule has evolved quite a bit over the past year. Because of this, we have updated our gameplay video to include new features and graphics.
This is a simple introduction to the gameplay in Vikings of Thule, an innovative social MMORPG on Facebook.
Your goal is to be one of the 39 most respected chiefs in the land. To do so, you will have to duel against other Vikings in live, online animated duels or offline battles, accumulate wealth and respect, manage your land and followes, and prove your might in Thule.
Gogogic is proud to be a part of The Icelandic Gaming Industry, a group of 8 gaming companies in Iceland. The group formed early in May of 2009 but was formally established as a part of the Federation of Icelandic Industries (SI) on September 24th, 2009. To celebrate its first year in existence IGI will host a conference at one of Iceland’s most impressive spots, the Blue Lagoon, on September 24th, 2010.
The title of the conference is “The first IGI anniversary Conference: The future is… bright……. “. The title of the conference highlights the optimism that exists within the IGI. Currently more than 400 people work for the eight member companies in Iceland, and on a global scale the companies have close to 800 employees. The conference will therefore focus on the opportunities that lie before us as companies in the gaming sector of the digital entertainment industry. The speakers will focus on the global opportunities for the gaming industry by discussing the future of digital media and entertainment, how it will be used and produced. Speakers will also focus on the Icelandic Gaming Industry and how companies in Iceland can be a part of the global gaming industry in the future.
Keynote speakers for the event will include:
Pablos Holman – Futurist
Jason Della Rocca – Perimeter partners
Other speakers include:
Andie Nordgren – CCP
Peter Warman – Newzoo
Ville Miettinen – Microtasks
Torfi Frans Ólafsson – CCP
Jonathan Osborne – Gogogic
Deepa Lyengar – Mindgames
Þorsteinn Högni Gunnarsson – CCP
Jónas Björgvin Antonsson – Gogogic
Registration on midi.is (http://midi.is/events/1/6125/)
For group registration please contact Björn H. Reynisson firstname.lastname@example.org or Þórey Þ. Þórarinsdóttir email@example.com
Further information on speakers and titles will be available shortly.
This conference is held in cooperation with:
Federation of Icelandic Industries
The trade council of Iceland
Years have passed since the settlement of the promised land. Each quadrant has been claimed and many a fine chief have risen. The population is migrating to the land’s four most favored settlements, giving the most able dwarves the incentive to create a new map of Thule. Not only will this move enhance relations, but it allows Viking chiefs to stand side by side in a world teeming with imminent threats.
Prepare yourselves for an exciting expansion to the world of Thule. We are simplifying the game’s layout and paving the way for even more content in the near future with Chapter 1: Slayer of Wyrms. While the current gameplay is basically unchanged, we are adding adventures geared to drawing in new players and building up our player base. This will result in a more active battlefield as new players come into the game. The introduction of our new adventure system might seem simple at first, but it will be expanded upon greatly to include microgames, tactical choices, and indepth stories.
Some points of notice with this expansion are:
•There will now be 4 major settlements. You will automatically be moved to the settlement in your quadrant.
•The map has been redesigned to accommodate upcoming features. While many settlements are gone, no windfalls have been removed.
•We have introduced the first adventure to embark upon. This adventure is a simple introduction to our new adventure system and will pave the way for many more adventures, which will test your wit and skill in upcoming releases.
•Expect many bug fixes and improvements.
Chapter 1 will be released on Monday, August 16th, 2010.
VIKINGS OF THULE GETS A MAJOR UPDATE
Vikings of Thule, a unique and engaging MMO for Facebook, is more engaging and challenging than ever with new social features.
REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND – JUNE 21, 2010 – Gogogic announces the release of a new update for their popular and innovative social MMORPG for Facebook, Vikings of Thule. A major feature included in this update is the First Touch Rewards implementation, where players will receive a handsome reward for visiting each of their in-game friends for the first time. Players who log in to the game for three consecutive days will also be able to claim a generous reward, adding another method of obtaining wealth. New dueling backgrounds have been added. Also included in the update are bug fixes and improvements to the game’s layout.
In Vikings of Thule – http://www.vikingsofthule.com/ – you will have to fight bravely and manage your resources carefully in order to climb up the social ladder in the harsh Viking society. Only the most skilled, cunning and respected Vikings will be chosen to join the ancient parliament, or Althingi.
The game introduces a unique battle system that will test your abilities as a Viking warrior against both live online players and an offline AI system. Should you gain the skills and the prestige needed, you will be able to call upon the aid of Thule’s mythical beasts, the Wights. The in-game marketplace offers an abundance of beautifully designed weapons, armor, shields, clothing, jewelry and other exquisite items to equip a number of male or female avatars. Your gear allows you to grow stronger in battle, helping you to gain ranks and earn the respect of others. As you progress in the game you will earn the favor of the gods such as the mighty Odin, Freyja the goddess of fertility and the mischievous Loki, who looks to your skills in looting and plundering. Play now by visiting http://apps.facebook.com/vikingsofthule.
About Gogogic ehf
Headquartered in Reykjavík, Iceland, Gogogic ehf – http://www.gogogic.com – was created by a group of passionate gamers to build and introduce new and innovative social games on a variety of platforms including social networks, the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The company’s mission is to grow and become an exciting, influential provider of innovative and emerging gaming experiences while crossing platforms to enhance each release.
For further information please contact:
Chief Marketing Officer
Tel: +354 899 9249
Did you miss out on The Ever Glowing Idol of Freyja in April? We have decided to give you another chance to earn it if you do not have it yet! If you do have the item, you will unfortuantely not be awarded a second, so no need to tag us if you participated in this promotion last time.
All you have to do is tag Gogogic in a Facebook status update once in the next 24 hours! This promotion will end on Friday, June 4th at 11:00am GMT! Make sure you see the tag appear on the Gogogic Facebook page, otherwise we won’t be able to record it. If you do not see your tag, just post a message on the wall saying that you tried to tag. 😉
We will keep track of all the tags that appear on our Facebook page, and the item will be deposited into those inventories tomorrow afternoon. Don’t know how to tag? Simply type the @ sign, type Gogogic, and click on our page. May this item bring warmth to the weary hearts of Thule.
The Glowing Idol of Freyja – Sjöfn awards you with the ever-glowing idol of Freyja, the goddess of love and beauty. May its soothing gleam bring warmth to the weary hearts of Thule.
Gain: +10 RP per day
How to Obtain: This is a limited edition gift, given only to players who tag Gogogic in a Facebook status update. This promotion will run once every few weeks for a different amount of time.
For the second year in a row, Gogogic has been chosen as one of the best companies in Iceland, based on a survey from the VR work union!
Thank you for the honor, Iceland, and we intend to stay true to this title!
Gogogic FOR THE WIN!
Some of the Gogogic team will be at the Nordic Game Conference in Malmö this week. Say hello if you happen to be there!
Congratulations to the winner of the 2009 Jólagogo competition, who has won a brand new XBox 360!!
Keep checking our blog and Facebook pages for your chance to win great prizes in the future!