POLYTOPIA BLOG POSTS
Nominate – Steam Awards
November 27, 2020
You can now nominate Polytopia for the STEAM AWARDS! It would be great if you would give us your vote! And even more great if you can get YOUR FRIENDS to nominate us also! Tap the image to there now.
Steam Autumn Sales
November 25, 2020
STEAM AUTUMN SALES: From now until December 1st, the Desktop version of Polytopia (PC, MAC & Linux) and the Special Tribes has a 35% DISCOUNT! This gives you another chance to pick up the game or any Special Tribe that you might be missing for either yourself or a friend! Tap the image to go...
Mobile Moonrise is Out!
November 23, 2020
A brand new MOBILE version of Polytopia is now available for free download. It is packed with new great features such Multiplayer MATCHMAKING, Player Avatars, Creative Mode, Configurable Map Types, MASSIVE MAP size, RUSSIAN and lots more! Tap the image to update.
November 18, 2020
Wednesday Fanart – Check out the great Vengir pixel art created by Discord User Manzana07. Tap the image to go to our Discord server and see more great fanart.
Vengir Arrzck Released
November 13, 2020
New Song: Vengir Arrzck (Cry for Justice) which is the grand finale of the 12-hour long stageplay “Tcstcth Imhegor. A stage play where some actors actually die for real in every performance. Tap the image to listen.
Vengir Tribe Moon
November 1, 2020
To remember their fallen, the Vengir hosts a huge Skull Party where they wear the cranium of their favorite relative. In the Steam version, You can help the Vengir to celebrate Skull Party by building the Gate of Power. We are also having a 35% DISCOUNT on all POLYTOPIA items on STEAM until November 2nd....
Skull Party in Steam
October 29, 2020
During the month of November, you can make your Vengir soldiers in the Steam version celebrate their traditional Skull Party. STEAM Halloween SALES by a 35% DISCOUNT on all Polytopia items from the 29th of October to the 2nd of November. Tap the image to go there.
October 26, 2020
Ready to test your skills against hundreds of other fans? The Giants League is running a special Steam-only FFA tournament! You can win a unique poster signed by Midjiwan. Slots are limited, so join quickly! Tap the image to go to the tournament Discord server and enter.
Polycraft – Minecraft server
October 24, 2020
Today, some fans are opening up an amazing Minecraft server for you to all play on! Visit tribe villages, build, fight, trade, and tons of other activities! (Java edition 1.16.3 only). You can join our server with the IP “polycraft.tmshader.me”. Tap the image for more information!
October 21, 2020
Wednesday Fanart – Quetzali looking sus created by Random-Person-45. Tap the image to go to Reddit and see more great fanart.
Strategy Tip – Halo
October 14, 2020
STRATEGY TIP: There is sometimes a small halo over the heads in the game stats. This indicates that these tribes probably won’t attack you. You can keep them friendly by not trespassing and only attack their enemies. Tap the image and more about AI relationships in the game wiki.
October 3, 2020
Hello, Polytopians! We’re ready to talk more about the upcoming Moonrise update for mobile devices! Simply head to this DevBlog post to find out more! Tap the image to go there.
Quetzali Tribe Moon
October 1, 2020
When the reigning Quetzali ‘All-Feather’ dies or resigns, a successor is chosen through the Tichitelxi Ceremony. With offerings of food in hand, Quetzali children hope for selection by the Bird Gods – a shimmer of light from the Pillar of Ixquezel at the Temple of Ixte’wop. Quetzali discounts at shop.midjiwan.com until October 31st. Tap the image to...
September 30, 2020
Wednesday Fanart – Raspberry_Milkshake has created this great Pixel art Hoodrick Archer. Go to the Polytopia in Reddit see more great fanart. Tap the image to go there.
Strategy Tip – Enjoy the View
September 24, 2020
STRATEGY TIP: Units standing on a mountain explore two tiles around them instead of just the bordering tiles. Research CLIMBING and see for your self. Learn more about the technologies in the Polytopia Wiki. Tap the image to go there.
Cool Pro Tip
September 16, 2020
COOL PRO TIP: Did you know that you can close the tech tree by pressing the tribe head?
Hoodrick Moss Stomp Released
September 11, 2020
You can not perform a real Hoodrick Stomp without the music performed by their chart topping band “The Ley Autumn leaves”. Their song “Hoodrick Moss Stomp” can now be enjoyed via all major streaming platforms. Tap the image to listen.
Overwhelmingly Positive Steam
September 9, 2020
Polytopia Moonrise has reached “Overwhelmingly Positive” status in Steam! (PC, Mac & Linux). Thats the highest type of rating you can get there! Thank you everyone who has reviewed the game! Tap the image to go to the Polytopia Steam Page.
Fan Art – Sandcastle
September 3, 2020
FAN ART: We want to congratulate Smogee who became runner up by creating a Polytopian Sunbather on our SANDCASTLE COMPETITION. Go to our Discord server and check out the channel #sandcastle-submissions to see al magnificent creations that was submitted. Tap the Image to go there.
Hoodrick Tribe Moon
September 1, 2020
The Hoodrick are known throughout the Square for their baked goods. Quissberries can be made into pies, cobblers, tarts, fritters, breads, jams, and a multitude of other delightful confections, and even their enemies have to agree that no one can bake like the Hoodrick. Hoodrick discounts at shop.midjiwan.com until September 30th. Tap the image to go there.
August 26, 2020
STRATEGY TIP: As a last resort you can save your city from an invading enemy by upgrading it so it produces a Giant that will push out the intruder. More Strategy Tips can be found in our blog. Tap the image to go there.
Oumaji Song Released
August 21, 2020
Listen to Ondor Yeye´s performance of Oumaji La – The mesmerizing version of the Oumaji Theme. If you close your eyes, you will see the endless, sun blessed Suui desert in front of you. (Available at Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer & Tidal.) Tap the image to hear it.
5000 Trees Planted
August 20, 2020
Polytopia has donated 1$ for each ∑∫ỹriȱŋ Tribe sales to the Canopy Reforestation Project. Thanks to ∑∫ỹriȱŋ Tribe buyers we have now planted 5000 trees!
Live Stream Match
August 15, 2020
LIVE STREAM MATCH: Don’t miss out on this epic event! Midjiwan v.s. Midjitone – Sunday, August 16th, 11.00 a.m. PST / 8.00 p.m. CET. When the match start: https://youtu.be/zxFf42M2hfo or tap image to go there.
We are hiring
August 13, 2020
We are looking to hire a talented GAME/NETWORK PROGRAMMER who can help out with both our multiplayer server and game development to join our team in Stockholm, Sweden. Tap the image to apply or go to midjiwan.com/career
More Steam Version
August 11, 2020
In case you missed it. The Battle of Polytopia: Moonrise is out on Steam (PC, Mac OS X & Linux). Tap the image to go there!
August 7, 2020
Polytopia Moonrise: Did you know that in CREATIVE MODE you can set up a game with NO ENEMIES and JUST BUILD great civilizations. How great civilizations can YOU build in CREATIVE MODE? We would love to see them! Tap the image to go to Steam and buy the desktop (PC, MAC OS X & Linux)...
Moonrise is out on Steam
August 4, 2020
Finally! The Battle of Polytopia: Moonrise is out on Steam, ( PC, MacOSX & Linux). 33% launch discount for all you early adopters. Tap the image to go there.
Oumaji Tribe Moon
August 1, 2020
The Mausoleum at Ojibake is the final resting place of Mubehasi the Undefeated, the legendary leader of the Oumaji hordes. The nearby tower holds the records of their mighty reign and ensures that the memory of Mubehasi lives on in the hearts of all Oumaji. Discounts for Oumaji items at shop.midjiwan.com until August 31st. Tap the image...
Strategy Tip – Build Temples
July 29, 2020
STRATEGY TIP: If you are playing for score, make sure to build temples early on. They grow and become more valuable over time. A fully grown temple takes 12 turns to develop and is worth 400 points! Tap the image to follow Polytopia on Facebook and discuss more.
July 28, 2020
Polytopia Moonrise: Did you know that you will be able to create MASSIVE 900 Tiles Maps? Or Play in DRY LAND or WATER WORLD? Tap the image to wishlist the upcoming (August 4th) Polytopia Windows, MAC OS X & Linux version.
More Solar Energy Investments
July 24, 2020
As you might know, revenues from Zebasi tribe sales are invested in solar energy. Last year investments have facilitated electricity for over 10.000 people and avoided over 1000 tons of CO2 emissions in Africa. We are now increasing our investments to €100.000 in more solar energy. Great work everybody! Tap the image to read more.
July 21, 2020
Polytopia Moonrise: Did you know that you will be able to select from a wide range of player avatars? Tap the image to go to steam.midjiwan.com wishlist the upcoming (August 4th) Polytopia Windows, MAC OS X & Linux version.
July 20, 2020
Today is the international Aquarion day! The Aquarion empire is vigilantly defended by the mighty behemoths, the Crabs. It was a pact long ago that brought the Crabs and the Aquarion together, and this pact will remain until peace is brought to the Square once again. Tap the image to go to our Instagram and...
July 19, 2020
Looking for a good song for grooving while riding your Geroffy or working your farm? Well, look no further, as ZuZa Sound System has you covered with the Zebasi Dub! Tap the image to listen to the track.
Steam Launch Date
July 14, 2020
The Steam version of The Battle of Polytopia is finally ready for launch! (Windows, Mac OSX & Linux). We named it Moonrise and boasts a whole range of new features such as multiplayer matchmaking, player avatars, creative game mode, map customization, mirror matches, larger maps, and a Russian translation. You will be able to buy...
July 8, 2020
FANART WEDNESDAY: “May the Force be with you” by Reddit user Kap89 posted in r/Polytopia. Click to view more art and participate in Polytopia discussions.
Zebasi Tribe Moon
July 1, 2020
M’basana Jerozi, more commonly known as the “Geroffy,” was the first of many animals to be cataloged by Zebasi scholars in the Zuzanna Yaya, the Square’s largest compendium of flora and fauna. Zebasi discounts at shop.midjiwan.com until July 31st. Tap the image to go there.
Summer Skirmish 2020
June 29, 2020
JOIN POLYTOPIA SUMMER SKIRMISH 2020 – a community-wide tournament set up and organized by the Polytopia fans Goochie, Ramana, and Artemi. Fight for power, glory, and prizes! Tap the image to sign up! (The sign-up period will last until July 5th)
Strategy Tip – Use Riders
June 24, 2020
STRATEGY TIP: Riders get an extra move after attacking. If you plan wisely you can use that to move really far in one turn by bouncing against enemy units. Tap the image to read more about the game in our Wikia.
June 17, 2020
FANART WEDNESDAY: “Battle for the North” by Reddit user PM_ME_YOUR_API_KEYS posted in r/Polytopia. Click to view more art and participate in Polytopia discussions.
Kickoo Song Released
June 12, 2020
Enigmatic Kickoo musician, Nono Kamii, has graced us with a song that is dedicated to the delicious and smooth Banoo, a fruit all Kickoo enjoy. We hope you find it as refreshing as they do! Tap on the images to listen.
Strategy Tip – Kill Giants
June 10, 2020
STRATEGY TIP: A good way of killing an enemy giant is to use a group of archers. They can move back and shoot each turn so the giant never gets to attack them. Tap the image to join our Discord Server and discuss strategy with other players.
French, Italian & Spanish
June 5, 2020
Polytopia is now available in French, Italian & Spanish! Help us spread the word and inform all your French Italian & Spanish speaking friends!
June 3, 2020
FANART WEDNESDAY: Reddit user WiseReindeer4 has drawn an awesome Polytopia poster. Tap the image to give it a boost.
Kickoo Tribe Moon
June 1, 2020
When Kickoo sailors aren’t sailing, they prefer to play sports! Footraces, wrestling, and canoeing are common, but the most popular sport is Hak’ilani, which is similar to tennis but played by 4 players on a specially-made floating platform. Don’t fall off! Kickoo discounts at shop.midjiwan.com until June 30th. Tap image to go there.
May 28, 2020
Customs houses with a lot of surrounding ports is the strongest way to build a flourishing economy. But you can only build one customs house per city so make sure you plan where to build it when you make your first port so you don’t waste them. Tap the image to follow our Facebook page...
May 20, 2020
Wednesday Fanart: PapaBless is one of the winners in the Discord Luxidoor House Challenge on Discord. Tap the image to Join our Discord channel to see more.
May 6, 2020
Wednesday Fanart: Polytopia fighting image made by sunnyren_art. Tap the image to view more.
Luxidoor Tribe Moon
May 1, 2020
Carts full of gold, jewels, fabrics, and incense flow out of the temple of Exigeluss, the God of Wealth, blessing even the poorest of Luxidoor with a life of extravagance. Luxidoori discounts at webshop until May 31st. Tap to go there.
April 29, 2020
Super Unit is usually more useful than the park. But, parks are good in Perfection or Glory to help you get out more points for a victory, but are less important in Domination or Might. Tap the Image to follow us on Facebook to get more updates on how to master the game.
Earth Day – ∑∫ỹriȱŋ Plant 5000 Trees
April 22, 2020
Today is Earth Day 2020 and to celebrate this we will donate 1$ for each ∑∫ỹriȱŋ Tribe we sell to the Canopy Reforestation Project. Every dollar plants a a real tree and we will do this until we have planted 5000 trees! If you have already purchased ∑∫ỹriȱŋ you can go to the project web...
Kirschblüte (Xin-xi Anthem Remix)
April 17, 2020
It´s time for Kirschblüte (Xin-xi Anthem Remix)! The song is part of a suite of compositions created during Xisha-cha´s residency at Tonwelle in Berlin, in the fall of 2019. Tap on the image to listen. (The song can be enjoyed via all major streaming platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer & Tidal)
German version launched.
April 16, 2020
You can now play The Battle of Polytopia in German! Tap the ship captain to download the latest version.
April 13, 2020
Should you go for the stars or explore the land? The Explorer’s strength really shines in games with plenty of opponents as you can steal techs or gain stars from meeting other tribes. But, the workshop can be more beneficial when there are few opponents. Click the image to follow Polytopia on Instagram and get...
Xin-Xi Tribe Moon
April 2, 2020
This tribe is well known for its elaborate performances. Freshly laid Xin-Xi eggs are adorned with garlands of felt while the members of the village sing in unison in order to ward off evil spirits. Xin-Xi discounts in the webshop until April 30th. Click to go there.
The Battle of Polytopia – The Musical
April 1, 2020
The Battle of Polytopia is moving onto the next frontier — the big stage. Click on the image to read more.
Fanart Imperius Arena
March 25, 2020
Wednesday Fanart: Checkout the great Imperius artwork by Reddit user kap89. (Click on the image to view.)
Fanart Coronavirus Guide
March 25, 2020
We hope all players are taking good care of your self out there! Click the image to see these amazing illustrations that Reddit user kap89 has put together in how to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.
Imperius Song Released
March 20, 2020
Today we are releasing the song Imperius Enia, performed live by Polytopia Philharmonic Orchestra. Click to hear the expressive performance!
Strategy Tip Lumber Huts
March 18, 2020
Should you clear the forests or build lumber huts? The two stars you get from Clear Forest adds up if you have plenty of forests to chop. But, maximizing population can be more important in the earlier stages of a game.
March 13, 2020
We have collected some of all the great fanart that was created during 2019. We are amazed by all the creativity out there! Thank you very much and don’t hesitate to send us cool stuff you make. Click to admire the work.