Apple’s Best of 2014: Lords & Knights strikes again
15 December 2014, Hamburg – It is the third year in a row: Lords & Knights receives the Apple’s recognition as one of the best apps of the year. The medieval MMO from Hamburg developer and publisher Xyrality is featured as one of the top grossing apps of 2014. This makes Lords & Knights one of the few games that managed to sustainably stay in the top ranks for such a long period.
"To see Lords & Knights in the Best of 2014 is an early Christmas present for us. In the year 2015, we will try to top the past successes by going on with an explosion of innovative features for Lords & Knights", says Sven Ossenbrüggen, CEO at Xyrality.
"We invested an enormous amount of developing resources in the improvement of the game“, adds CMO Volker Dressel. “By the beginning of next year we will set another milestone in the further development with a huge update. The community of Lords & Knights should stay tuned!“
Lords & Knights is a multi-platform-MMO in a medieval setting playable on iPhone/iPad, Android and in the browser. Assuming the role of a lord, the players develop their castles and decide to stand their ground against thousands of other players. The various unit types and their different offensive as well as defensive strengths and weaknesses help in conquering castles and capturing resources. By uniting with other players, the lords can help each other through sending troops and resources to successfully rule the dark ages. Lords & Knights was launched in June 2011 and has now over 8,000,000 downloads along with over 60,000 5-star-ratings.
Xyrality is a sustainable growing, independent Hamburg developer and publisher consisting 60 dedicated employees. This young company develops and markets games, which are available on smartphones and tablets as well as web browsers. The debut title “Lords & Knights”, is an innovative strategy-building-MMOG in a medieval setting. Within a few months of the publication in June 2011, Xyrality evolved to become one of the most successful start-ups in the industry. Pocketgamer.biz proclaimed Xyrality as one of the Top 50 mobile Developers of 2013 worldwide; in 2012 and 2013 Xyrality featured several times in “Best of Apple’s App Store”. Today the portfolio includes nine titles that have altogether been downloaded more than 18 million times; Other games are to be published soon.