Astro Empires(AE for short) is an MMOG (Massive Multiplayer Online Game), which you can play in your internet web browser. You build bases, space fleets, research new technologies, form alliances, fight epic Battles, and much more! You start at your home planet, from there you can build your own Empire. The universe is yours. You write the history. Today BBGsite brings an interview with Nuno Rosário(The Game Director on AE) and Bruno Rodrigues(The Operations Manager of Astro Empires) to help you get a better understanding of the game.
BBGsite: Astro Empires is a game that can stand the test of time. It has been operated for more than three years. That’s not so easy! Congratulations to you! First of all, would you please give us a brief introduction about yourself and your game?
Nuno: My name is Nuno Rosário (aka Wizard), and I’m the Astro Empires game Director. Astro Empires is a browser space strategy MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game), it counts with 40.000 active players, and it’s highly addicting and with a great player-based community.
BBGsite: Have you received some good suggestions about the update and improvement of AE from gamers?
Nuno: We have a section in our game forum dedicated to feature requests, and it is very active section, with players posting and commenting lots of new ideas to game. Some of them have been implemented into the game and forum already.
BBGsite: AE is said to be an old and valued game, but as far as I know, AE only has two languages now, English and Portuguese. Do you intend to develop more versions in different languages？
Bruno: Danish is currently available for open beta and should be launched very soon. We also have other languages, such as French, Dutch and Spanish in later stages of the translation and many others being worked on. More and more languages should be available in Astro Empires with time.
BBGsite: Do you have any plan for developing an upgraded version of AE and launching a second open beta?
Nuno: Right now our priority is to improve the game even more, introducing new features to the game, and improving the graphics.
BBGsite: Does AE have any system or support that can help newbies pick up this game quickly？And how do you retain the old players? Can you tell us some tips or skills related to this game?
Nuno: We have several tutorials to help newbies and some guides made by the players themselves, our forum is also friendly to newbies questions. New players can also join one of many game guilds where they will have support from their guild friends.
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