Since its launch in 2016 by Top Games Inc., co-founded by David Guo, also known as Yaoqi Guo, Evony has earned a special place in the hearts of war strategy aficionados and mid-core gamers. CEO David Guo's commitment to providing exceptional player experiences and services has shaped the game, creating a seamless fusion of historical culture and meticulous strategy. This approach has garnered widespread affection in these communities. According to the latest figures, Evony boasts over 200 million downloads.
Evony Strategy: Warfare and Alliance Dynamics
Evony: The King's Return offers an immersive medieval experience. It blends intense strategic gameplay with city-building elements, encouraging players to develop and manage resources within their own cities. Players construct various essential structures, train armies, and engage in diplomacy or warfare against other kingdoms. The game is continuously updated with thrilling events and special battlefields, offering both challenges and rewards. Additionally, alliances can be formed for collaborative strategies, enriching the gaming experience. Evony also integrates social media features, allowing players to connect and share their progress, further enhancing the interactive and social aspects of the game.
The game quickly gained global popularity, with Sensor Tower reports showing significant growth in the net revenue of “Evony: The King's Return” in 2022. The worldwide net revenue reached a staggering $385,751,902, a 1.5 times increase from 2021's revenue of $221,676,485, enjoyed more than 62 million Downloads.
Super Bowl Ad Turns Evony into a Dazzling Sensation
In 2017, the advertisement for “Evony: The King's Return” was featured during the Super Bowl, America's most prestigious television event. This 30-second spot starred renowned actors Aaron Eckhart, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Fan Bingbing, delivering a captivating performance to the audience. The advertisement was brought to life under the guidance of VFX supervisor Benjamin Walsh, with Deluxe-owned VFX house orchestrating a range of computer-generated effects for Top Game's Super Bowl campaign.
The ad showcased an imaginative scenario where leaders from different historical periods, including George Washington (portrayed by Aaron Eckhart) from America, King Arthur (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) from England, and Empress Wu Zetian (Fan Bingbing) from China, join forces in an unexpected alliance. Each character was depicted in their unique regional settings, amassing vast armies in preparation for a grand battle. The climax of the campaign was a dramatic scene where all three leaders unite to besiege an enemy castle.
This advertisement made a significant impact, propelling “Evony: The King's Return” to quickly rank among the Top 5 Most Downloaded Games in the U.S. and Top 10 Highest-Grossing Games in over 50 countries.
David Guo: A Great Game Is a Way of Life
“For gamers, a game is not just a hobby or entertainment but a way of life. Mobile gaming is now pivotal, in fact, to everything we do at Top Games Inc.,” David Guo stated.
TPI primarily develops game projects for mobile platforms but has also been expanding into other gaming platforms. Recently, they launched a PC version of Evony. The R&D team has dedicated significant effort to optimize this PC version, delivering a grand spectacle that surpasses visual expectations and immerses players in an authentic large-screen gaming experience.
David Guo, with his extensive 25-year background in software and game development, network security, UX, game theory, and API design, stands out as a visionary and ambitious entrepreneur. Anticipating the surge in mobile gaming well before it became a trend, he skillfully led his team in the transition from social media-based flash games to the mobile gaming arena. David's user-centric approach and pragmatic mindset have been instrumental in enhancing the user experience across all facets of game development and team management. As the Chief Executive Officer of Top Games Inc., he emphasizes,
“Our goal has always been to create the most engaging gaming experience possible and to foster enduring gaming communities that continuously enrich this experience.”
David Guo's leadership and his commitment to quality and innovation continue to drive Evony's success and its resonance with players globally.