Indie MMORTS Ironfell is out

Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway January 15, 2013

Ironfell is an interesting game. Its a hex-based 2D MMORTS whereby players can expand their kingdom, trade with other players, cross vast oceans and of course fight for the chance to continue expanding said kingdom. The game is very much a sandbox MMO with everything ingame created by the players themselves.

Ironfell offers players a staggering 64 units and structures to build with the promise of even more units in a future expansion including dinosaurs, time machines and two new resource types. Players will even eventually blast off into space.

Unlike most other MMORTSs. Ironfell encourages players to gain an unfair advantage. Put simply, the more you play the more resources you get, and the stronger you become. An RTS you can never pause. How fun that is for a new player I can't say, but the hardcore/unfair nature of the game may be appealing to some unphased by the staggering entry requirements. Perhaps those who also get a kick out of EVE Online.

The game is currently available on most platforms including Mac and Android. You can check out the game here.

Let us know what you think.

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Jason Winter
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (16)

rockmeus 8 years ago
stop playing pay to win lol!!! , you ae just making them rich...

jellopy 8 years ago
I have never invested much time in rts games for the fear that if my ocd kicks in my life will be consumed entirely but I will certainly give it a try and suggest my friends to do the same if for no other reason than to bring some attention to an ambitious indie project. And i commend you for appealing to the hardcore and not taking the easy road just for more numbers. Niche titles have just as much a place as any pop title. And I have a fondness for indie titles because so many more of them are really made by devs who are passionate about what they are trying to achieve rather than just trying to create a cash cow that will bring in a quick buck before fading from the spotlight. Hope some of the other community members will try this out too.

jdrew2000 8 years ago
davidc is indeed the creator

davidc 8 years ago
And I'm just one dude making this game... I'm not EA. And all the resources you can pay for are available in game... nothing in the game forces you to pay. 98% of users have never paid for resources. The ones that do are supporting the game, and are the reason I can make it.

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davidc 8 years ago
Hey, that's my game you are talking about. :) One of the biggest game design issues with a mmorts is over time do you let older players become more powerful? Standard solution is to only let each player take a fixed resource into battle, so its fair and all the battles are the same. Or to restrict battles to users the same level. what I have done in Ironfell is... let older players use all their greater resources in battles. And balanced that against allowing new players to pay for resource, and get the same advantage that older players have.

break15 8 years ago
Pay2Win.Move2Trash

jdrew2000 8 years ago
you people don't know what you are talking about, everyone on there said it was not pay to win and that you could make the amount of sources in 2 days that you would pay for $50. With all the gameply mechanics and the muliplatform support there is no excuse to play this.

ZhaoYun 8 years ago
a game for people who got no lifes?i am one of those people but personally i would never play this for a lot of reasons which i prefer not to say and as i read from the comments above if u can "buy" the resources with real money it will probably become pay to win so ya thanks but no thanks

Desert Fox 8 years ago
I honestly thought the title ended with "fell out" (shutdown). Just read the information and some other sources...apparently, THE PROPHECY IS RIGHT!

nekodeus 8 years ago
I've never been a fan of this type of games, but it can certainly appeal to fans of the genre I guess.

gunthology 8 years ago
dont even try this game ... you can buy resources with real money , str8 PAY TO WIN

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Mead 8 years ago
MOUNTED!!!! OMG, I didnt think I would ever get the chance to type that :D

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