Released in the year 2012, Clash of Clans is a freemium massively multiplayer online (MMO) strategy video game based on a storyline reminiscent of the medieval times. It allows players to compete or cooperate to defend a virtual community, a village that they have built. It can be downloaded for free from Google Play or purchased with its full features. The game requires a network connection to be played.
Developed by Supercell, it was also published by the same software house based in Finland. Its soft launch in the home country and Canada was on 30th of September 2013 and was well received to be followed by a release for international users on Google Play on 7th of October in the same year.
The game starts with players building a village protected with unbeatable fortifications. With inspiration from the medieval times, it incorporates reality with fantasy to create a vast array of interesting characters. The player is required to raise an army of mighty fighters that include archers, hog riders, barbarians as well as wizards and dragons. The much sought after trophies can be won by battling other players from all over the world. To defend the village, mortars, bombs, cannons, towers, walls and traps are used. These reinforcements are attained by collecting points in the form of gold, elixir as well as gems used as currency to get upgrades.
While these village owners protect their own assets and are constantly looking out to win battles for loot, they are also in the lookout for forming allies with the ultimate goal of forming clans! The village battles are transformed into a war when clans start fighting giving rise to the inevitable “Clash of Clans”.
The game has many layers and is very engaging for the players. For all those wondering why most of their friends and colleagues have their heads bent over computers and mobile devices, Clash of Clans is on the go! Since defending a village is no easy task, the players have to lay down unique combinations of spells, troops and heroes to form the strongest army to reinforce the clan.
All the efforts being made by the villages and clans are for an endgame; to fight against the ultimate enemy of the realm known as the Goblin King.
With a flattering number of over five million reviews giving the game five stars, every next mobile owner will be seen playing this stimulating multiplayer game. The latter itself is proof of the widespread success of Clash of Clans. It is among the highest grossing successes for SuperCell. The February 2015 Super Bowl commercial released by SuperCell was received remarkably by the audience with evidence from authorities like VentureBeat that it was the most viewed commercial. The users provided their own statistics through YouTube views becoming the second most viewed Super Bowl commercials of 2015!