Top Games Inc.(TGI ), a global indie video game developer and publisher, CEO Yaoqi Guo's dedication to prioritizing user experience is key. This focus has been central to the success of Top Games Inc. and Evony.Led by CEO Yaoqi Guo, TGI has significantly impacted the gaming industry with its diverse range of downloadable, online, and mobile games. Among these, “Evony: The King's Return” stands out as a prime example of success and popularity under Guo's leadership.
The mobile gaming industry, projected to reach a market value of $32.56 billion by 2027, continues to thrive with a diverse audience. Guo emphasizes the critical role of mobile gaming at Top Games Inc., envisioning continual growth and innovation in this sector. As 2024 unfolds, a retrospective of Evony's achievements highlights a remarkable journey. In 2022, the game received multiple accolades, including the NYX Silver Award and the Samsung Galaxy Store 2022 Best MMO Award. It also ranked 5th among the Top Ten US-Headquartered Mid-Core Games. Sensor Tower data indicates that by 2023, Evony's global net revenue had surpassed $355 million, with over 200 million downloads worldwide.
Cultural Diversity and Powerful Social
Evony has Seven major civilizations to choose from, each with unique features. Besides, Players can recruit legendary figures like King Arthur and Napoleon Spanning Time and Space, immersing themselves in the fierce battlefields of the medieval. The game's auto-translation system supports over 25 languages, fostering a global community where players form alliances, share resources, and achieve collective goals. The PC version, a recent addition, offers an enhanced visual experience, reinforcing Evony's commitment to technological innovation and player satisfaction.
“We are a group of friends who hail from different corners of the world, yet we hold similar values, even as we connect on a gaming and socializing platform. Within our alliance, we share a close bond, creating a friendly and humorous environment. We work diligently and play enthusiastically, but most importantly, we play together, enjoy our time together, and collaborate to share our knowledge with our members. As for the other alliances on our server, we consider most of them as friends, with the exception of (KE), where they become our opponents,” a player explained.
Evony x Napoleon Collaborative Event
“Evony: The King's Return,” launched an engaging collaboration with Apple Original Films and Sony Pictures' action epic, “Napoleon.” This collaboration integrated elements from the movie into the game, offering players a unique blend of historical experience and gaming excitement.
In “Evony,” a game acclaimed for its integration of city development, PvP battles, and casual gameplay, the historical narrative of “Napoleon” found a perfect match. The collaboration featured characters like Napoleon and Josephine, bringing historical depth to the gaming experience. Players engaged with General Napoleon and Empress Josephine, enhancing their journey with attributes and interactions influenced by the film's depiction.
Key campaigns from Napoleon's life, such as the Siege of Toulon and the Battle of Austerlitz, were featured in the game, allowing players to retrace his steps. Evony also incorporated architectural and cultural elements from France during Napoleon's era, aligning with the movie's visual styles and adding a historical richness to the gameplay.
CEO Yaoqi Guo, also known as David Guo
CEO Yaoqi Guo, also known as David Guo, is a seasoned gamer who understands the importance of player perspective in game development. His approach, which combines data science with a focus on user experience, has fostered engaging and lasting gaming communities. With over 25 years of experience in software and game development, network security, user experience, game theory, and API design, Mr. Guo is a forward-thinking and ambitious entrepreneur. He anticipated the surge in mobile gaming and successfully transitioned his team from social media-based flash games to mobile gaming.
“Mobile gaming is now pivotal, in fact, to everything we do at Top Games Inc.,” says Mr. Guo.
His approach prioritizes the player's experience, with an emphasis on clarity and simplicity in game design. Mr. Guo strives for excellence, continuously reflecting on and refining his strategies to enhance user experience and value.
“We aimed to create the best gaming experience possible and to cultivate long-lasting gaming communities that would continually enhance that experience,” says Mr. Guo.
Mr. Guo expresses enthusiasm for launching a variety of new titles. He aims to boost the company's global market presence. This strategy includes targeted offline promotions, particularly in countries such as Japan.