POLYTOPIA BLOG POSTS
Last Chance for Vengir Pins
November 28, 2022
Vengir Tribe moon will end soon. So, this the last chance to get the LIMITED EDITION of Vengir PINS. (They are included in the Vengir Poster package). Act now or you will miss your chance of getting your hands on these UNIQUE pins! Tap to go to the shop.
November 25, 2022
Who is this suspicious looking fellow then? Looks familiar right? Well, it is the Vengir Cultist Skin that will be available very soon! Tap to go to our Instagram and chat about it.
November 24, 2022
Компания Midjiwan AB глубоко обеспокоена из-за войны России против Украины и страданий многих людей. С 24 февраля, даты начала вторжения России в Украину, мы жертвуем все вырученные в России и Украины средства на деятельность Красного Креста в Украине. Коснитесь изображения, чтобы также внести пожертвования! – Midjiwan AB is deeply concerned about the Russian war in...
Introducing Bardur Baergøff
November 15, 2022
TRIBE SKINS ARE COMING: Bardur who have survived the 5 Tests of Strength are given the rank of Baergøff, meaning “Elite Baerion Hunter”. The sanctified Baerion pelt is thought to let the wearer channel the animal’s raw ferocity in battle.
Vengir Skull Poster in Webshop
November 10, 2022
NEW POSTER: Vengir Skull Party Poster was just added to the web shop! Act now and get the poster including a unique set of LIMITED EDITION of Vengir PINS that you can stick into the flesh of your enemies (or just wear on your jacket)! Tap to go there now.
The Annual Vengir Skull Party
November 4, 2022
During Vengir Tribe Moon, to remember their fallen, they hosts a huge Skull Party where they wear the cranium of their favourite relative. You can join the Skull Party by building a Vengir Gate of Power!
November 1, 2022
While most would see the banishment of the Vengir as a bleak tragedy, the hunt for retribution did push them into becoming master metallurgists. The highest role in Vengir society below “Monarch” is “Blacksmith,” and that tends to happen when you need a steady stream of swords and armor. Magnificent art by Polytoblerone!
October 25, 2022
Ghosts have scared away 50% of the price! Discounts on the game and DLC on Steam! This even applies to the Special Tribes on mobile!
October 23, 2022
CYMANTI WEEK: To celebrate the last day of the Cymanti week we are now releasing the stems for the enigmatic Cymanti Theme on Sound Cloud. Tap to go there and start making your own Cymanti remixes!
October 19, 2022
CYMANTI TRIBE WEEK: 50% discount on Cymanti Stuff in shop.midjiwan.com. Get the Cymanti Invasion POSTER and Cymanti Pins at special prices this week. Discount Code: CYMANTIRULES. Tap to go there.
Cymanti Tribe Week
October 17, 2022
CYMANTI TRIBE WEEK: Lytheti Grubs serve as the pack animal for the Cymanti. That changes when they pupate into the mighty Lytheti Beetle, which is far too dangerous to be used, so every Cymanti battalion is given a cookbook for when the time comes. We thank THomez for the great artwork!
October 13, 2022
PSSST! As of today, you can play The Battle of Polytopia on Nintendo Switch. Get it online in the Nintendo eShop. Or, search for Polytopia on Your Switch Device. Tap to go there.
October 11, 2022
DIPLOMACY: We made some adjustments based on your feedback! E.g. all units can now detect Cloaks, cities can only be infiltrated once per turn, and tons of other tweaks. Update to the latest version to try them out. Tap to read more.
October 7, 2022
Wait, what day is it again?
October 1, 2022
Can you hit a BuzzFly with an arrow from 2 tiles away? These expert sharpshooters have been personally trained in combat and survival by Yorth, the legendary archer, and comprise the most elite force the Hoodrick can muster. Great artwork by Quickerzzzz.
Polytopia on Nintendo Switch
September 29, 2022
They wait is soon over. Yes, you will be able to play The Battle of Polytopia on your coolest looking portable gaming device, Nintendo Switch. Tap to pre-order.
September 23, 2022
Have you seen that we now have really cool stickers in our new shop? Tap to go there!
Strategy Tip: Any Friends Online?
September 16, 2022
STRATEGY TIP: Did you know that you can see if your friends are online? Just look for the little green dot next to the player and invite them for a weekend game!
Brand new Polytopia Shop
September 14, 2022
BIG DAY TODAY! Badee Midjitree finally opens the door to the brand new Polytopia Shop of Souvenirs! T-shirts, stickers, posters, a hat shaped as Midjiwan (sort of) and more! Everything is invented, stored and packaged with love in our workshop here in Stockholm. Tap to go to: shop.midjiwan.com. Pssst use the secret code “BADEELOVESYOU” to...
September 7, 2022
The Tribe Duels are back and better than ever! Wanna help us determine who’s the best tribe this year and compete for prizes? Tap to head on over to our Discord to learn more!
Quetzali Tribe Moon
September 1, 2022
TRIBE MOON: Quetzali often hone their combat skills through a rousing game of Techi’wop’yali! The objective is to bounce a wooden bird off a bird-shaped shield into a moving hoop, which, of course, is also shaped like a bird. Magnificent artwork created by Moos-2. Discounts on Quetzali items at shop.midjiwan.com . Tap to go there.
Strategy Tip: Peace Treaties
August 19, 2022
Peace Treaties are now a way to cooperate with other players and the bots. But, how do you get the bots to accept your Peace Treaty? In short, they’ll need to have a “Great” opinion of you in order to accept. Read more about Peace Treaties in the wiki. Tap to image to go there.
Server Back Online
August 7, 2022
Multiplayer servers are now running again. We are sorry about this. Thank you for your patience.
August 7, 2022
SERVER PROBLEMS: We are aware of the server outage for multiplayer games and are working hard to fix it. We are terribly sorry for the inconvenience.
Oumaji Tribe Moon
August 1, 2022
Oumaji have something the others do not – speed. The legendary Shebron can quickly dash over dunes, hills, and plains, and are why the Oumaji excel at hit-and-run raids. Great artwork created by Papzy3. Discounts on Oumaji items at shop.midjiwan.com until August 31st. Tap to go there.
July 23, 2022
AQUARION WEEK: Today we release the Stem files for the Original Aquarion Theme on Soundcloud. Download, create your own cool remix, and post it on Youtube. Share it with the world! Tap to go there.
Aquarion Tribe Week
July 18, 2022
AQUARION TRIBE WEEK: The majestic Turmelon is the main source of inspiration for Aquarion artisans. Children play with Turmelon toys and the Aquarion monarch sits on a Turmelon-shaped throne. Great artwork by Hardizzel. 50% Discounts on Aquarion on Mobile & Steam this week. Discounts on Aquarion items at shop.midjiwan.com this week.
More Zebasi Solar Power
July 15, 2022
SOLAR POWER UPDATE: In the mobile version of the game, all revenues from the sales of the ZEBASI tribe are invested in loans for REAL SOLAR POWER projects in rural Africa. We want to thank everyone who purchased Zebasi! Tap to read more.
July 5, 2022
It’s Summer, which means a new tourney! We’re hosting the first ever Diplo Derby on our Discord! Tap to join, sign up, and have a chance to win prizes!!!
Zebasi Tribe moon
July 3, 2022
Farming in Zeboya is made much easier with the myriad of irrigation channels channels that helps keep crops growing all year long! Beautiful artwork created by Viera. Discounts on Zebasi items at shop.midjiwan.com until July 31st. Tap to go there.
The Big Summer Sale
June 23, 2022
SUMMER IS HERE: Starting today – 50% discount on everything on Steam & all Special Tribes on mobile. Tap to read more.
June 16, 2022
THE DIPLOMACY UPDATE: Have you noticed that we have implemented features that let you cooperate with other players and bots? Research strategy & diplomacy to check them out. Tap to read more.
June 2, 2022
Do you want to learn how to master the new Diplomacy Update? We wrote up this handy-dandy FAQ to give your more details! Tap to find out more!
Kickoo Tribe Moon
June 1, 2022
TRIBE MOON: Have you heard the stories of Po iu, the legendary warrior? Kickoo myth is often based on their exploits, with classic stories such as “Po iu and the 7-Headed Beast,”. Beautiful artwork created by Pokerface. Discounts on Kickoo items at shop.midjiwan.com until June 30th. Tap to go there.
Diplomacy Expansion Released
May 24, 2022
DIPLOMACY IS HERE: A whole NEW TECHNOLOGY to research in the tech tree is now live in this MAJOR UPDATE. Update and start to make Peace Treaties, build Embassies, check out Tribe Relations, build invisible Cloaks and much more. Tap to read more.
May 23, 2022
THE DIPLOMACY UPDATE: Apparently someone thinks you are intrusive, violent and dominating! That doesn’t sound any good and what does it have to do with the upcoming MAJOR UPDATE? Tap to read more about it.
May 20, 2022
THE DIPLOMACY UPDATE: So who is this suspicious-looking character? And, what does it have to do with the upcoming MAJOR UPDATE? Tap to read more.
May 13, 2022
THE DIPLOMACY UPDATE: The Organization branch will be growing. Tap to Read more about the upcoming MAJOR UPDATE.
May 11, 2022
Great things are on the Polytopian horizon. Are you ready for the next MAJOR UPDATE? Tap to learn more.
∑∫ỹriȱŋ Week Follow Up.
May 5, 2022
ELYRION WEEK FOLLOW UP: We would like to thank everyone who purchased ∑∫ỹriȱŋ tribe during their tribe week. Thanks to you, we are now planting 2056 REAL TREES. Great work everyone! Tap to go to the Canopy Reforestation Project website and donate to the Project directly.
Luxidoor Tribe Moon
May 1, 2022
The Luxidoorian Emperor always sets the “hottest fashion” which all Luxidoorians try to emulate, even if it’s impractical in the hot sun. Beautiful artwork created by Beauxtron.Discounts on Luxidoor items at shop.midjiwan.com until May 31st. Tap to go there.
Stickers & Gifs
April 29, 2022
We have now uploaded some official Polytopia Stickers & Gifs in Giphy. They are available in most social media platforms & phone messaging interfaces. Just search for Polytopia and try them out.
April 22, 2022
EARTH DAY: Today is Earth Day and it´s still ∑∫ỹriȱŋ Tribe Week when we are planting a REAL TREE for each ∑∫ỹriȱŋ Tribe we sell. Go and buy ∑∫ỹriȱŋ or tap to go to the Canopy Reforestation Project website, and donate directly.
∑∫ỹriȱŋ Tribe Week
April 18, 2022
∑∫ỹriȱŋ TRIBE WEEK: We will plant a REAL TREE for each ∑∫ỹriȱŋ Tribe we sell this week. Last year we planted 2002 real trees. Can we plant more this year? Go and buy ∑∫ỹriȱŋ or get your friends to do it! Or, tap to go to the Canopy Reforestation Project website and donate directly.
April 16, 2022
It´s Easter Bunny season! How many can you spawn?
Xin-Xi Tribe Moons
April 1, 2022
TRIBE MOON: The Xin-Xi don’t just climb mountains for fun, but have perfected the science of managing troop formations, defense, logistics, and supplies around these steep summits. Pixelart by: u/Dapperfrog1864. Discounts on Xin-Xi items at shop.midjiwan.com until April 30th. Tap to go there.
Imperius Strategy Tip
March 29, 2022
Imperius is one of 4 tribes that can upgrade their capital on their first turn. To best use that advantage, you should play with many opponents and select Explorer when you upgrade. The Explorer can collect many stars and give you a head start.
March 21, 2022
Yes, the Special Tribes are truly special. That’s why we call them special! So, If you haven’t got them yet, now is your chance to get them at a 50% Discount until March 28th.
Polytopia or Chess?
March 18, 2022
Kotaku.com is also joining the discussion about Polytopia & Chess. Tap to check it out!
Imperius Tribe Moon
March 1, 2022
The Imperius Empire unified through propaganda. It was the city-state of Sumtemus that lead a clever campaign of inciting rebellions. With the help of their cabal of Cloaks, they pressured them into surrendering.Discounts on Imperius items at shop.midjiwan.com until March 30th. Tap to go there. Pixelart by: Manzana07
Yay! – Polytopia Birthday!
February 24, 2022
Today is the birthday of Polytopia!! – To celebrate this, we are releasing the brilliant Polytopia Theme in a full-length version. It’s a bubbling, mysterious and irresistible song that you want to listen to over and over again. Tap to listen on all major platforms.
February 8, 2022
STRATEGY TIP: When a unit has killed three enemy units they can be promoted to veterans . Promoting a unit increases its maximum health by five and heals the unit completely. So choose the right unit to make the final kill! Tap to read more about Polytopia strategies in the Wikia. Tap to go there.
Ai-Mo Tribe Moon
February 1, 2022
Unlike other tribes, the Ai-Moyan calendar is based on the Sun, which is tracked and revered by a prestigious sect of astronomers, cosmologists, and priests known as the “Sun Speakers”. Artwork created by: u/random-person-45. Discounts on Ai-Mo items at shop.midjiwan.com until February 28th. Tap to go there.
January 29, 2022
It’s finally here! The DIPLOMACY BETA!!! We’re also opening diplomacy-discussion so that you can discuss this new update, report bugs, and give feedback! Tap to read all about it, how to get into the open beta, and more by going to this link:
Polaris Theme – Gaami Choir
January 21, 2022
POLARIS WEEK: Listen to the full length version of the mighty Polaris Theme performed by Gaami Choir perform on all major streaming platforms. And, don’t forget, its 50% DISCOUNT on POLARIS on all week on all platforms. Tap to listen.
Polaris Tribe Week
January 17, 2022
As mysterious as they are majestic, the Gaami are beings from an alien world of eternal permafrost, and the source of the ice magic that the Polaris society relies on. While the Polaris might see them as benevolent saviors, many believe that the Gaami have ulterior motives. 50% DISCOUNT on POLARIS on all platforms. Artwork...
Strategy Tip: Long Ranger…
January 12, 2022
STRATEGY TIP: Use Roads and Riders to ATTACK & LEAP deep behind enemy lines. (and, you can also build roads in the neutral territory.)
Concordance Day Winner
January 6, 2022
CONCORDANCE DAY ART Challenge WINNER has been announced! Congratulations to lisavda for their submission!“Forced conformity was key in the Empire of the Ancients, with strict rules about clothes and behavior. Factions arose to combat this tyranny, demanding their own land and independence! Dissent turned to riots, and riots into hostilities, and this great empire was...
Yadakk Tribe Moon
January 2, 2022
TRIBE MOON: Yădakk caravans pass the time with a rousing game called ‘Jikhij’, a board game that forces players to use knowledge of their surroundings. (Tribe Moon Artwork created by @poopmaster6000). Shop discounts at shop.midjiwan.com until January 31st. Tap to go there.
December 22, 2021
WINTER SALES: 50% off on all STEAM items and all SPECIAL TRIBES on MOBILE. Have you been eyeing the Cymanti since their launch earlier this year? This is the time to pick them up!
Concordance Day – Art Contest
December 14, 2021
It’s time for Concordance Day, lore about the Ancients, and a new Art Contest where you can win some amazing Polytopia goodies! Tap for more information:
December 10, 2021
We want to give another shoutout to the Polytopian Times Podcast for you who want to learn how to improve your skills. This week’s episode – “Advice On Naval Warfare”. Available on all podcast platforms such as Apple, Google Spotify, and more. Tap to follow on Facebook.
Bardur Tribe Moon
December 1, 2021
TRIBE MOON: Killing a Baerion with a spear or bow is already difficult, but what about the crazy souls who kill them with their “bear” hands? This, and other impossible challenges, make up the initiation into the Baergøffoz, the Bardur’s elite fighting force. Discounts on the cool Baerion phone case and other Bardur items at shop.midjiwan.com until...
November 26, 2021
STEAM AWARDS: We are nominated in the Labor of Love category. You can help us win! Want a new way to show the world how much you love Polytopia? Tap go to our Steam Page and vote!
November 19, 2021
FANART: Vengir Shopkeeper in the deltarune/undertale style by hardizzel. Tap to view and give it a star.
Vengir Skull Party
November 12, 2021
During their Tribe Moon, to remember their fallen, the Vengir hosts a huge Skull Party where they wear the cranium of their favorite relative. You can help the Vengir to celebrate Skull Party by building the Gate of Power.
Cosplay Contest Winner
November 4, 2021
And the winner of the Cymanti Cosplay Contest is…..TitanFive with this amazing Shaman cosplay! We’d like to thank everyone for their submissions!
Vengir Tribe Moon
November 1, 2021
VENGIR TRIBE MOON: A common Vengir tourist attraction is the misty Kithkga Boneyards, a Rhino-Pig preserve where Vengirian citizens can feed the animals and learn more about the history of the mighty Rhino-Pig. Shop discounts at shop.midjiwan.com until November 30th. Tap to go there.
Cymanticore Song Release
October 29, 2021
Today we release the song Cymanticore. The music is created by the Central Hive as musical propaganda, to lure uninfected Polytopians into freely joining the Cymanti. Tap to listen.
October 28, 2021
A Deal So Good, It’s Scary! 40% discount on the Steam version of The Battle of Polytopia and its DLC for the spookiest event of the year! Tap to go there.
Cymanti Tribe Week
October 25, 2021
CYMANTI TRIBE WEEK: No one could have expected what happened on that fateful day as a band of Polytopians ventured into the Cymantini Forest. Tap to view.
More Zebasi Solar Energy Investments
October 22, 2021
We would like to thank everyone who is buying Zebasi and helping us increase our investments in Solar Energy projects in Africa. We have now invested more than €150.000 and avoided over 2000 tons of co2 emissions so far. Tap to read the press release.
Hoodrick Fan Art
October 21, 2021
TRIBE MOON FANART: Check out this cozy Hoodrick campfire image made by Panda. One of the winners in a fanart competition earlier this year. Tap to go to the Ai-mo Times website and read more.
Cymanti Cosplay Contest
October 4, 2021
In celebration of the Cymanti this month, we’re doing a Halloween cosplay contest! Show us your cosplay skills for a chance to win some cool prizes!! To compete, make up a costume and show us a picture of you wearing it to firstname.lastname@example.org before we judge them on October 30th.
Hoodrick Tribe Moon
October 1, 2021
TRIBE MOON: No one really remembers why the Hoodrick and the Bardur split apart so long ago, but this split formed one of the Square’s most special and bitter inter-tribal rivalries. Ranging from brutal raids to petty displays of superiority, the Hood-Bard Rivalry shows no signs of stopping any time soon. Shop discounts at shop.midjiwan.com until October...
30.000 members in Discord!
September 29, 2021
We would like to give a shout-out to our great Discord community who passed 30.000 members a while ago. (It’s actually over 32K now). We are super happy to have such devoted players! And of course, send our special shout-out to our magnificent community manager Zoythrus!!! Tap to join our Discord server.
Strategy Tip – Clear & Hold
September 22, 2021
STRATEGY TIP: Use defenders when capturing cities to prevent opponents from winning them back in the next turn.
Wednesday Fan Art
September 15, 2021
WEDNESDAY FANART: “Quetzali farmer bringing home a bag of freshly picked corn for his family after a days long work” by Reddit user cornuga. Tap the image to go to the Polytopia Reddit and give it your star!
UI improvements & Balance Pass 2
September 8, 2021
BIG UPDATE: UI improvements & Balance Pass 2. Check out new features such as Multiplayer Win Ratio and ELO Rating. Tap to update. You can also read more at: balance2.midjiwan.com
Interview with Zoythrus
September 6, 2021
LISTEN: To longtime Polytopia fan, TNTMasta, interview Zoythrus, our Community Manager! Tap to listen.
Quetzali Tribe Moon
September 1, 2021
The Quetzali believe awe-inspiring display will make diplomatic talks easier, but nothing can make up for the impending wave of their insufferable bird-related puns. Quetzali discounts at shop.midjiwan.com until September 30th. Tap to go there.
Oumaji Tribe Lore
August 20, 2021
TRIBE LORE: The lands of the Oumaji are home to the Onjimu Riders, an order of Shebron-back town criers who inform the townsfolk of the news through poetry! Now a crucial part of Oumaji culture, poetic delivery of the news has become a competitive sport, with rules, competitions, and even creative regional styles!
August 18, 2021
WEDNESDAY FANART: Check out “Oumaji Oasis” by Reddit User hardizzel. Tap the image to go to the Polytopia Reddit and give it your star!
Strategy Tip – Defenders
August 12, 2021
Defenders are tough, so what beats them? Typically, ranged units do well against a Defender, since the Defender can’t counter-attack. An often overlooked counter are Mind Benders, which can convert Defenders at close range. Discuss strategy with many amazing players in our Discord server. Tap to go there.
Oumaji Tribe Moon
August 1, 2021
The Oumaji refer to any large grouping of people as a “hamu”. Town Hall? “Hamu”. Battlefield? “Hamu”. The entire Square? That’s right, “Hamu”. It was the Battle of the Limdor Dunes that decided the proper number of people for a hamu – at least 5. Ouamji discounts at shop.midjiwan.com until August 31st. Tap the image...
July 31, 2021
ZEBASI POLYCRAFT: To close out our month-long celebration of Zebasi, the PolyCraft server has unveiled a brand new Zebasi-themed Adventure! Full of fights, mysteries, cool loot, and much more, come find out what this dungeon has to offer by heading to this link! Tap to open.
Aquarion Song Release
July 23, 2021
AQUARION WEEK – SONG RELEASE: Tic Polnép Séi, the popular Polytopian band from the depths of the Square’s oceans, has arrived on Earth to record “Naulan Aquarion”. This folk song began as a simple lullaby, but is now beloved by all Aquarion and hopefully by you as well. Tap to listen.
Tribe Duels 2021
July 21, 2021
Now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for – the start of the 2021 TRIBE DUELS!!! Compete for chances for cool prizes, fame, and glory! May the best tribe win! To compete, simply head on over to our Discord. Tap to go there.
Aquarion Tribe Week
July 19, 2021
At home on the coast, the amphibious Aquarion prefer to live where they can see both the majesty of the clear skies and the beauty of the placid seas. Aquarion discounts at shop.midjiwan.com until July 25th. Tap to go there.
July 10, 2021
STRATEGY TIP: Have you tested the “Battle Preview” feature? Just look for sweat drops over enemies when you prepare your attack. If they sweat they will die. And, if they don’t sweat, tap & hold on to enemies to get a more clear readout of how the battle will end up.
Zebasi Tribe Moon
July 1, 2021
Zebasi architecture may seem simple, but is a perfect fit for the hot climate. Inspired by the mounds of Bolaza bugs, the ventilation in Zebasi structures was originally designed to keep the Royal Waongii Juice Storage cold, but now everyone can live in a naturally air-conditioned home! Zebasi discounts at shop.midjiwan.com until July 31st. Tap...
Kickoo Banoo – Polytone™️ Edition
June 29, 2021
New Song Release: Check out this new mix of Kickoo Banoo – Polytone™️ Edition. The songthat is dedicated to the delicious and smooth Banoo, a fruit all Kickoo enjoy. Tap to listen.
June 28, 2021
Some of our community members have organized the first POLYMPICS, a special event with 10 fun challenges to compete in! We encourage you to go check them out! Signups end on July 12th! Tap to go there.
The Big Summer Sale
June 24, 2021
Summer is finally here and we want to celebrate this with a SUPER DISCOUNT! 50% on everything in Steam and Special Tribes in Mobile (& Luxidoor). Tap to read more.
Polytopia & DeepMind
June 21, 2021
Google is teaching DeepMind to play Polytopia. Tap to read more.
June 16, 2021
WEDNESDAY FANART: Check out this fanart “Kickoo Knight” by Reddit User PM_ME_YOUR_API_KEYS. Tap the image to go to the Polytopia Reddit and give it your star!
Strategy Tip – Use The Clouds!
June 4, 2021
Remember that your enemies don’t always see the same tiles as you. So if you remember where your enemy has been you can effectively hide your troops in the tiles they have not yet explored. You can discuss strategy ideas with many amazing players in our Discord server. Tap the image to go there.
Kickoo Tribe Moon
June 1, 2021
The Kickoo believe that the elaborate system of movements and rhythms of the mystical “Pelona Fish Ceremony” encourages schools of fish to enter their waters for easy harvesting. Kickoo discounts at shop.midjiwan.com until June 30th. Tap the image to go there.