By Paisal Chuenprasaeng
Tencent brings out a local version of the globally popular online game
Fun, fast and highly addictive, the mobile strategy game Clash of Clans, now available in Thai, draws you in with beautiful graphics and the chance to show other online users what you can do.
While not new, the multiplayer online game has recently been localised thanks to collaboration between Tencent (Thailand) and the Finnish game developer Supercell.
The game was released for iOS platforms on August 2, 2012, and on Google Play for Android on October 7, 2013, and became a global hit. It’s now available in 20 languages.
Tencent and Supercell are also providing support through a Facebook Fanpage and YouTube Channel in Thai, as well as a customer-support channel.
The game is free, but if you want to progress fast and be able to compete against other players, you’ll have to purchase the game’s gems, which are essential for buying facilities for your towns.
The gems can also help you cut short the building time of each facility. Five hundred gems cost Bt179, and you also earn gems for certain achievements.
You play a village chief in a fantasy world and must build your town and expand it while protecting it from attackers. You need gems, gold and elixir to do so.
You can build barracks for training troops, mines for harvesting elixir and gold and storage facilities for the resources gathered. You can also erect builders’ huts so you have enough workers. Gem packages and special builders help speed up your construction, but they come at a price.
Once you have barracks, you can expand your army by training troops and upgrading the barracks so you can unlock more types of troops. You can also build a factory to brew magic spells, and a laboratory to make the spells stronger.
With a large enough army and strong spells, you can mount an attack on the Goblin Horde in a single-player game.
But the real fun is in playing against other online players around the world to earn tropes and collect loot. You can unlock your clan and join other players and experience Clan Wars. You can fight massive wars against enemy clans to earn bonus loot, Clan Xp and Clan perks.
I tried the game on an Android phone and found the graphics fluid and beautiful. The characters walked smoothly.
If you like strategy games, you will definitely find Clash of Clans very addictive.
Clash of Clans KEY SPECS
– Required: iOS 7.0 or Android 4.0.3
– Developer: Supercell
– Publisher in Thailand: Tencent
– InApp Purchases: Bt35-Bt3,500
– Fanpages: www.Facebook.com/clashofclansthofficial, www.instagram.com/clashofclans
Republished with permission from The Nation