The new year is upon us, so let’s take some time to have a quick recap of 2022, and then take a look at the next 6 months (and more!) ahead in Gems of War!
First, to recap 2022 and to drop a few mysterious hints about some long term plans, a word from the Creative Lead, Steve “Sirrian” Fawkner…
Season’s Greetings to you all!
2022 has been an amazing year for Gems of War, for its community, and for the very talented team at Infinity Plus Two who keep the heart of Krystara beating strong. We’ve extended the play in Dungeons, Explores, and Delves this year, as well as beginning a series of Kingdom Reworks with a new storytelling system. We have started an overhaul of the early game and tutorials, added new Kingdoms, and even added some new events to experience. Our playerbase has also stabilized this year; it’s fantastic to see the number of players returning on a day-to-day basis – we couldn’t do this without the dedication of our players, and we promise to work even better and harder for you in 2023 and beyond to keep Gems of War fresh, exciting, engaging, and with an unexpected surprise every so often (hopefully only good ones though!).
2022 saw our seven millionth player through the game, and player eight million is not far away in 2023! Speaking of the future, we have some exciting plans Nim and Jeto have detailed for you below, but I also wanted to touch on what lays beyond that. We are fully committed to growing and expanding Gems of War for many years to come, and hopefully, some time in 2023 we can start to share some BIG plans we have for future expansions. The teams here at Infinity Plus Two and 505 Games are incredibly excited about this, and we can’t wait to share more with you… For now, all I will say is that it begins with a part of Gems of War that has needed some love for the longest time!
So happy adventuring to you all in 2023. May Gaard protect you, and may Anu bless you blade!
Thanks, Sirrian! Now back to some more immediate plans for you all. Below is a small teaser of some of the updates, releases and reworks we have planned ahead. Like our 2022 Roadmap, it doesn’t go into too much detail for now, but there are more details to come!
Here is some teaser art for the new Vulpacea Kingdom, releasing in March. Vulpacea… I wonder what lives there? What does the word ‘Vulpex’ mean in Latin again?
Vulpacea Kingdom Art
We are looking forward to another content packed year and we are hitting the ground running with the Zhul’Kari Kingdom events starting today! With more Kingdom reworks to come, the release of a Kingdom and more Holiday events, 2023 is starting strong.
Once again, happy holidays and welcome to a new year!