Posts

CONFLICT OF NATIONS Brings Real-Time Strategic Modern Combat to iOS and Android Today

Take command of a World War III battlefield on PC or mobile in persistent multiplayer matches lasting for days and weeks of real-time

Hamburg, Germany – 15 September 2020. Strategy game development studio Dorado Games and their publisher Bytro Labs are proud to launch Conflict of Nations: WW3 for iOS and Android mobile devices.

Conflict of Nations: WW3 is a free-to-play Long Term Strategy (LTS) game where modern global warfare is waged in real-time between up to 100 players in campaigns spanning days and weeks. Already a hit game on the PC enjoyed by over 1.8 million players, Conflict of Nations can now be played natively on iOS and Android, allowing PC and mobile strategy fans to battle it out in massively-multiplayer warfare scenarios spanning the modern globe.

In Conflict of Nations, players take command of a real-world nation in a struggle for global domination. Units traverse the world map in real-time, often taking hours to fulfill their assigned missions and objectives, allowing players to frequently re-visit their running campaigns, taking daily tactical decisions while sending their troops into battle. Each nation must be carefully managed and developed: researching new units, building infrastructure, managing the economy, and engaging in diplomacy with other players are essential tools for winning World War III.

“We’re thrilled to welcome mobile players to Conflict of Nations,” says Simon Dotschuweit, Dorado Games Studio Head “Whether you’re a veteran of countless campaigns or this is your first day on the battlefield, Conflict of Nations is now more accessible than ever before. Use the same account across PC or mobile and you’ll never be far from the battlefield.”

Play Conflict of Nations: WW3 on iOS and Android, join the fight via HTML5 web browser at conflictnations.com, or download and play on Steam.

See the Conflict of Nations mobile launch trailer here, and follow Conflict of Nations on Twitter and Facebook.

Press Contact
bizdev@bytro.com

About Bytro
Bytro Labs GmbH is an owner-managed company that develops and publishes technically sophisticated, browser-based, and mobile online games including Call of War 1942, Conflict of Nations: World War III (jointly developed with sister company, Dorado Games), Supremacy 1914, and Supremacy 1. Bytro’s games have been played by over 10 million registered users and are available in 15 different languages. Bytro, part of the Sweden-based global group of gaming studios, Stillfront since 2013, was founded in 2009 by Felix Faber, Tobias Kringe, and Christopher Lörken and is based in Hamburg, Germany.
About Dorado
Dorado Games is a video game development studio dedicated to creating digital online games with a focus on deep strategy, appealing to players from all over the world. Founded in Malta in 2011 by a team of game industry veterans whose resumes include Battlestar Online, Eve Online, Codename Panzers, and Civilization, the studio is composed of 20+ developers from seven different nations. Released games include Gladiators Online and Conflict of Nations with nearly 2 million registered users. Like their sister company Bytro Labs with whom the latest game was closely developed, Dorado Games is a member of Swedish Stillfront Group AB. 

The best bet: cross-platform games

How cross-platform games enable players to become more loyal and allow businesses to thrive.

The conversation around cross-platform gaming is loud, today more than ever. Some players prefer one console to another, some like PC s better, and others love their mobile devices. There has been this rivalry between platforms for years now.

This past year in particular we’ve been watching how, slowly but surely, things are starting to change and although there is still some resistance from some elements in the industry, the evidence is right there . We are watching every day how cross-platform games enable players to become more loyal to games and they are allowing businesses to grow in ways we’ve never seen before. 

From the player’s perspective, having the opportunity to play with friends no matter the device they own, just makes things easier and takes the experience of playing to a whole new level. This accessibility is key in allowing the gaming community to connect with one another and encourages players to become loyal to their favorite games.

So, why aren’t all games cross-platform if its advantages are so obvious? 

For starters, the gaming console market is still worth more than PC games by a few billion dollars. As a matter of fact, with PlayStation releasing PS5 and Nintendo, allegedly, working on an upgraded Switch to release next year, the PC game market is expected to drop (to see the stats click here ).

Not to mention the technical challenge that it represents to build one of these games: for it to run smoothly on different platforms, different technologies are needed. And when it comes to how the game runs, consoles deliver amazing game performance and visuals and are generally cheaper than gaming PCs

Creating a game with this flexibility does not guarantee success , it’s a lot of work, and naturally, very expensive. As a game creator, you really need to consider if it makes sense for your audience and your game’s business model. And if you do your research and it makes sense for your business goals, it is totally worth it.

Removing the restrictions so players can easily connect, allows a network effect  to happen. One person likes a game, he or she invites a friend, the friend invites more friends and so it goes. The kind of organic growth that cross-platform games allow is massive, and it doesn’t compare with platform exclusive games. 

When given the option, a player can switch freely between platforms according to his preference and resources, which leads to an increased time spent in-game and, naturally, an increase in the CLV (Customer Lifetime Value). According to an Epic games article, published by Gamesindustry.biz, users who cross-played Fortnite generated 365% higher revenue than non-cross-players ( See the full article here ). 

Fortnite, Minecraft, Rocket League, Call of Duty, are great examples of this. All these games are universally beloved because they allow people to connect with each other and to play no matter the device they have access to. Not to mention the economic success this represents! We have seen it all these years with our games Call of War and Supremacy 1914 . The level of success on these wouldn’t be possible without them being cross-platform. 

Cross-platform games are shaping the future of the gaming industry and to ignore it, as a business, would be like tying the rope around your neck. 

The best move to do right now, for a game, is to think about ways to be more approachable for the players and how to make it easier for them to connect with each other and to the game itself. Being cross-platform is one way to start.

If you are interested in continuing the conversation or in publishing our games, feel free to contact us at bizdev@bytro.com .

By Cecilia Luna

Positions

3D DEVELOPER (f/m/x)

Game development is our passion!

BytroLabs strives to develop high-quality strategy games and make them accessible for all players around the world. In our eyes game development is a promise for fun and entertainment – that’s what we live and aim for!

As part of the Swedish Stillfront group, we create grand strategy games which are played by over 9 million players in 150 countries and 13 languages all over the world. Our office is located in Hamburg’s world famous St. Pauli district, with a stunning 360° view of the harbor and the Elbe river and easy access to public transport.

Our staff is multicultural and international. We have flat hierarchies, an open communication culture and support the autonomous work of our agile working teams. We believe in efficient work where each of our employees contributes to the success of our games. We believe in autonomous and independent work. We hate micromanagement. We focus on results. Our motto is “Get it done.”

To enhance our great team we are looking for you!

We are looking for an experienced and passionate 3D Developer to support the team implementing scalable 3D graphics technology for our cross-platform HTML5 strategy games.

Your Tasks:

  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve our software with high quality, maintainable code
  • Contribute to our rendering engine development with high-performance cross-platform code
  • Undertake performance profiling and optimization
  • Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables
  • Independent and productive communication with your team lead, colleagues and other teams to ensure a smooth daily workflow

Your Skills:

  • B.Sc. /M.Sc. degree in computer science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience
  • 3+ years 3D engine development experience with a strong background in OpenGL, or other 3D APIs
  • Advanced knowledge in GPU programming
  • Solid debugging and optimization skills
  • Solid understanding of the graphics pipeline
  • Ideally experience with WebGL/WebGPU and JavaScript
  • Very good analytical skills and the motivation to constantly improve and learn
  • Enjoying interdisciplinary teamwork, thinking outside the box and constantly learning new things
  • Familiarity with agile software development and scrum-based working environments or the wish to work with them
  • Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English

We offer:

  • Exchange of knowledge and close cooperation with competent colleagues in a highly motivated international team (both inside Bytro and the Stillfront group)
  • Short decision-making processes and a professional work environment
  • Attractive location in Downtown Hamburg
  • Flexible and family-friendly working hours with a great Work-Life-Integration
  • Team events both on- and off-site on a regular basis and social co-workers

Want to be on board?

Then send your application for the 3D Developer position, including your certificates and references, mentioning your salary expectations and the earliest possible starting date, to careers@bytro.com. You can find further information for your application on our website: bytro.com/career. Your contact person is Susanne Zander. If you are currently not looking for a new challenge, we are happy to welcome you to our network in XING or Linkedin!