OTW Available for Android

July 16, 2012   |   By

It has been a long time coming but Own This World is now available for Android devices.

We are happy to be working with Mike Aleksiuk on the development of OTW for this platform and are impressed with what he has accomplished with the game. We are continuing to work on improving the game and getting it to the level of the iOS and WP7 versions.

If you have any questions or comments about the game, head over to the Own This World forums.

Download Own This World for Android today!

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Q&A With Darmorque

May 9, 2012   |   By

At BNID we love our users. We wanted to showcase some of the players making waves and punishing their enemies on Own This World. First – we had The Courier, next RCampbell and today we have Darmorque – currently First Advisor in the world (4th)

Q: Real life name/occupation

Michał Łysiak / Cabaret artist.

Q: How long have you been playing OTW

It’s hard to be precise here, but probably about 1,5 year. What I remember a bit better is the number of players in game. It was something about 3000…

Q: Where is your main battlefield?

Poland in general, but mainly south-eastern part of the country.

Q: Where did you first find out about OTW?

I’ve got no idea, to be honest. It was already quite some time ago… Probably found some information on one of iPhone-related web pages.

Q: Phone of choice?

iPhone 3GS

Q: Advice for new recruits just starting the game?

Making progress in the game is really time consuming, and new players shouldn’t walk away from game just because it’s hard for them to jump into top part of the table instantly. They should arm themselves with patience, and keep playing the way they like to. Results will come with time. And for me that’s one of the greatest values of OTW. No shortcuts for instant progress!

Q: You have amassed (as of mid May, 2012) over 5,000 territories!  Any strategies you wish to share on how you got there?

Nothing special here, but planning your travel route different way you did last time really helps! Moreover, I’ve found many exceptionally interesting places doing so! Thumbs up for exploring your neighborhoods!

Q: What’s your favourite attack you like to unleash on your enemies?

Usually Kamimaze makes it’s job very well, but it’s never bad to feel real nuclear power of The Red Button!

Q: Fill in the blank: I wish OTW could/had _______

I wish OTW could work in the background (talking about iOS5 version). It would allow use of OTW and, for example, turn by turn navigation at the same time. Now to check the route while traveling you have to minimize the OTW app, switch to navigation app, see what you want to see, and then switch OTW back. It’s quite uncomfortable when driving a car, and capturing the provinces halts for the time the OTW is being minimized and therefore inactive. I’d be glad to see some improvements in this area.

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Q&A With Richard Campbell

April 30, 2012   |   By

At BNID we love our users. We wanted to showcase some of the players making waves and punishing their enemies on Own This World. First – we had The Courier – now 2nd in line – RCampbell

Q: Real life name/occupation

Richard Campbell, host of .NET Rocks (www.dotnetrocks.com), The Tablet Show (www.thetabletshow.com) and RunAs Radio (www.runasradio.com)

(BNID side note: Listen to our own nerd Paul chat with Richard and Carl about Own This World on The Tablet Show)

Q: How long have you been playing OTW

January 2011, but it feels like forever.

Q: Where is your main battlefield?

THE WORLD. Well, I live in Vancouver, but I travel a lot, so I collect squares all over. I have squares in a dozen countries!

Q: Where did you first find out about OTW?

John Bristowe’s blog post about OTW, Jan 2011.

Q: Phone of choice?

Nokia 800, Windows Phone 7 (of course!)

Q: Advice for new recruits just starting the game?

This is a marathon, not a sprint, and the game is won on the edges. So get off the highway and get to work!

Q: Twitter/Facebook/Other social media users can follow you?

@richcampbell on twitter

Q: You have amassed (as of mid April, 2012) over 5,000 territories!  Any strategies you wish to share on how you got there?

Get off the beaten path and explore the world. You’ll have a good time and see things you wouldn’t otherwise see.

Q: What’s your favourite attack you like to unleash on your enemies?

Poison Food. What, there are other attacks?

Q: Fill in the blank: I wish OTW could/had _______

A reason for my friends to play. Nobody who lives near me would want to play against me, I’m mean. OTW is pretty much the opposite of a social game. It’s an OCD game.

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