Supercell is well-known for their fiercely competitive mobile games like Clash of Clans, Boom Beach, Clash Royale, and Brawl Stars, but their earliest mega-hit was actually the fairly chill farming game Hay Day. Unless they’ve added the ability to attack other players’ farms or exploding cows or something and I’m just not aware of it. I admit I don’t follow the Hay Day scene very closely. Anyway, for their next release, Supercell wants to move back to something more chill and stress-free with a game called Everdale.
What Supercell has learned over the years is that people enjoy building cities and watching them grow and progress, but not everybody likes the idea of their precious city being attacked and possibly razed to the ground. They’ve also found that people really enjoy the social elements of mobile games but not necessarily in a competitive way. So based on these findings Everdale looks to offer a full city-building experience devoid of any attacking or competitive mechanics, and it also allows you to do all your building with other people with real-time online cooperative play with others.
Below you can watch a brief 30 second introductory trailer for Everdale, followed by a developer video that’s about 6 minutes that will walk you through the finer points of the game.
I count myself among those who could never get into the build/attack games like Clash of Clans, but I do enjoy city-builders and playing cooperatively with a more small-ish group of players compared to what most games offer. Everdale seems right up my alley then. After a more limited testing period Supercell is now opening up Everdale to a wider variety of regions as part of the ongoing beta testing. If you are in the Canada, UK, Nordics, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, or Malaysia regions you should be able to download the game using this link here and check it out for yourself.
In regards to a global launch, Supercell is very Valve-like in that they’ll take as much time as they feel they need to get something right, and if a game still doesn’t feel like it has that “special sauce” even after months or even years of beta testing, they aren’t afraid to just scrap it and move on to something else. In other words, it’ll be ready when it’s ready. Hopefully in the meantime more players can check out this expanded beta launch and we’ll keep our noses to the ground for any more details on a possible global launch of Everdale in the future.