Press Release: Ironfell Alliances and New Universe is Live!

24th July 2014 7:56pm - add a comment!

Ironfell Alliances and New Universe is Live!
Auckland, New Zealand – July 24nd 2014

DataSmugglers is pleased to announce that Ironfell, an indie MMORTS for Android, Windows and Mac platforms, is back with new features and a new expanded universe!

The new Alliances expansion allows players to join forces for an offensive and defensive advantage. The top players have already joined together into an Alliance that controlled 95% of the resources. Until one player treacherously stole his allies and tore the Alliance apart. Knowing who to trust is now as important as how much Oil you control.

Ironfell is a single massive persistent universe, with everyone playing in the same world.  This new universe is made based on the map of earth and has 7,096 connected realms that everyone can fight for control of. View the map of earth and the 34 Flagship hero units here:

A truly indie game, Ironfell is built by one person and is free to play. In Ironfell, you’re allowed (and encouraged) to gain an unfair advantage over your enemies.  The longer you’ve been playing for, the more resources you have, the stronger you are.  And you can take that full advantage into battle, in a massive persistent universe.

The next expansion is Race to Space, including Rockets, Space Elevators, Space Stations, Moon Bases and Asteroid Mining!


Game Information:Name: Ironfell
Status: LIVE
Description: The great big multiplayer strategy game that gives you the unfair advantage.
Platform: Android, Mac OSX, Windows and Browser.
Developer Blog:



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Updated FAQ

3:38pm - add a comment!

Just updated the FAQ…

Under the “What else will get me banned?” section, I’ve added this…

“There is an unlimited number of things that people should be banned for. More than I can possibly list here. To cover any possibility, at the GM’s discretion, you may have your account banned, units and resources deleted or IP address locked. An explanation or conversation about why this happened may not given.

If you disagree with that policy, I respect that, and feel free to not play Ironfell.”

I really should have had a clause like that in there from the start.


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Falazar banned for 1 week for too many alts.

11:19am - add a comment!
Falazar is banned for 1 week for having too many alts.  It says very clearly what happens if you make too many alts in the FAQ ( Falazar knew the rules.  I’ve been lenient and only banned him for a week, and have not deleted him.

Also… he has threatened to break Ironfell if he can’t play:
Falazar: Well if I cant play might as well wreck some shit bad”

If he does do anything to wreck Ironfell, I will switch Ironfell off, completely and permanently.

Ironfell isn’t financially successful,  but I used to enjoy playing it, which is why it’s still around.  Falazar has ruined that for me.  His constant nagging and complaining, the way he uses other people to nag on his behalf.  Several people who I considered friends have quit Ironfell because of him.

Its just not fun anymore.David,

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Small Bug Fixes

19th July 2014 10:55am - 4 comments

Just a few small bug fixes today…

  • Changed the loading screen messages to be more newbie focused.
  • Changed the AFK disconnect timer to be 30 minutes (was 10 minutes).
  • Fixed a bug with the AFK disconnect so that alliance and chat talking correctly resets the timer now.
  • When you attack an enemy unit, and a non-allied unit is next to it.  That non-allied unit no longer retaliates to defend its neighbour.
  • Stopped the Trade Panel from auto-scrolling to the top and bottom.
  • When you are the only person in an Alliance, and you accept an invite to a different alliance, your old Alliance stops existing (as it has no members left in it).
  • And some realms names updated.

And the Map of Earth has been made faster and I’ve added a “total user units” counter to each realm.  The numbers are only updated hourly, so don’t be surprised if they’re not accurate.



Windows and OSX desktop versions updated

17th July 2014 10:39pm - one comment

Good evening,

I’ve just updated the desktop version of Ironfell.

Mostly its to make the background colour green when Ironfell first starts up :)   And also performance improvements.

Its safest if you uninstall old versions… and then download the latest version here:

It might automatically update the version of Adobe Air that you have on your machine, this will help performance as well.


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Few small changes today.

6:55pm - 5 comments

Few small changes today…

If you don’t interact with the game for 10 minutes, you now get signed out. This is to stop people AFK’ing just to watch the chat windows.  Creepers gotta stop creeping.

The Map of Earth now shows which realms are active:

To help new users… new users now get more starting resources and a single Oil Seep in new safe home valleys.

Churches have been tweaked too.  The are more expensive than Colleges or Universities,  but they give you the Knowledge MUCH FASTER.  They expire in only 24 hours.  Giving you 640 Knowledge per hour per Church.

And you Princes can now build Churches.  :)  This makes them accesssable to new users.

And again, thankyou to everyone who has purchased resources,  you rock :)



Map of Earth (first draft)

12th July 2014 1:42pm - 5 comments


Here’s the first draft of the map…

It’s just the terrain.  Next I will add inactive/active realm layer, Realm name and ID numbers, Flagship markers and then Trees.

I’ve got 3 more zoomed in levels to add.  Just need to figure out how to upload 7 GB of images :)   My internet connection here would take 2-3 weeks to upload that.

The tiles are available here:{z}/{y}/{x}.png

Feel free to make map mashups :)  I’ve used leaflet js which is super simple to use JavaScript library.   Make sure you set the CRS setting to simple.




Few bug fixes

10th July 2014 8:13pm - 3 comments

Few little bug fixes today…

  • GM name is at the top of the chat list as it should be.
  • Changed order of unit build menu for Carpenter, so Shipyard isn’t next to Wood Tower.
  • And the trade list,  now starts scrolled to top when it opens.

Bug Fixes!

3rd July 2014 9:35pm - 5 comments

The new Universe is live, and after a very rough first day things are starting to settle down.  The following bugs were just fixed.

- PayPal should now deliver your resources without glitching.
– In Universe Chat, alliance icons now show up correctly.
– Bugged name ΩSilverStrikeΩ has been fixed.
– If not in an alliance, change realm, and alliance panel now stays hidden correctly.
– F3 an F4 keyboard shortcuts are now correct.
– Fixed… If you invite someone to an alliance, and their unit is standing on blood, the blood comes to the front, above the unit.
– Improved the performance on Android by decreasing the amount of text in the text fields.
– Fixed the “Servers restarting NaN%” text to correctly show 0%


End of the world – stats

2nd July 2014 10:10am - 4 comments

Final stats when the old universe went away…

Who had the most units?

Divine Dead 173,353
Scorcher 124,634
Deathman909 90,331
Eyeshield 74,572
Kintama 36,675
Cicero 34,089
Slicka 31,360
FezMonki 26,117
CaptainKabluey 24,497
spider812 21,646
ΩSilverStrikeΩ 20,136
Gawadroit2 16,856
Al-Glitch 15,565
Cthulhu 15,509
Hieron 15,247
LordRodrick 12,226
LionSoul 10,578
twbGAMING 7,161
Nod 6,629

Who had the most food?

HellfireXP 366,300,074
Scorcher 342,856,092
Kintama 244,494,278
ΩSilverStrikeΩ 168,689,355
Divine Dead 115,855,781
Slicka 101,970,697
Kita 96,429,555
Cicero 83,671,521
DeathsFlame 83,473,997
Blizzy 76,675,403
Madamelady 57,773,166
CaptainKabluey 55,352,763
weskejak 55,197,480
Katawatsu 55,117,820
hoek 49,545,831
Hieron 46,261,526
Breazer 44,740,370
gawadroit 41,685,305
LordRodrick 41,428,260
Who had the most wood?

Scorcher 771,487,808
Eyeshield 696,858,337
Slicka 305,336,005
LordRodrick 298,279,277
Cicero 290,182,530
CaptainKabluey 232,725,527
spider812 209,169,500
Kintama 177,354,373
hobbygobby 175,898,410
jacksonblue 172,416,350
Deathman909 169,773,540
Hieron 166,901,565
Kita 149,572,920
hoek 139,167,805
Divine Dead 136,953,311
Alanonn 121,060,391
Canon Whitecandle 101,067,460
twbGAMING 93,452,552
dudetru25 89,059,129
master turtle 83,207,909

Who had the most iron?

Kintama 32,155,259
twbGAMING 14,277,284
Copyright® 13,868,908
CaptainKabluey 10,580,037
ΩSilverStrikeΩ 7,531,128
Cicero 5,818,221
Hieron 4,531,143
FezMonki 3,507,069
GM DavidC 3,365,111
Zaltor 2,902,259
HellfireXP 2,893,794
VladtheMad 2,069,034
bbrunci 1,880,399
RedKnight 1,863,461
Scipio Aemilianus 1,800,824
gawadroit 1,718,034
spider812 1,599,819
l0rdw4ffu1z 1,203,134
Moo 1,118,036

Who had the most knowledge?

Kintama 65,201,194
Divine Dead 40,691,797
ΩSilverStrikeΩ 32,788,327
Slicka 30,040,911
CaptainKabluey 20,554,102
spider812 14,382,806
HellfireXP 13,786,490
hoek 13,174,800
FezMonki 12,881,060
Deathman909 11,899,150
Cicero 11,565,500
Hieron 10,186,630
Dami 8,655,317
Alanonn 8,626,511
Al-Glitch 8,584,140
TPP 7,867,960
twbGAMING 7,427,428
Siedge 7,413,901
weskejak 7,033,111

Who had the most oil?

CaptainKabluey 7,549,559
Divine Dead 4,135,060
Slicka 3,196,335
Cicero 2,354,790
Kintama 2,057,425
Copyright® 1,777,570
Hieron 1,707,418
ΩSilverStrikeΩ 1,622,820
twbGAMING 863,725
Kita 750,655
Ithirien 660,900
FezMonki 635,455
Dorian Green 566,384
Taren 561,500
Freienstein 498,204
Eyeshield 436,730
Al-Glitch 396,791
DeathsFlame 381,350
Cthulhu 380,450

Who had the most electricity?

HellfireXP 562,078,000
Scorcher 137,408,450
Eyeshield 130,470,365
hobbygobby 111,000,675
weskejak 47,999,000
Sami J 36,002,500
RedBull*TM 30,000,000
uncle bam 28,117,173
FreakishlyLarge 25,000,000
Siedge 24,514,757
Deathman909 22,095,625
Katawatsu 20,038,263
Freienstein 20,000,000
Dorian Green 17,783,975
l0rdw4ffu1z 17,000,000
VladtheMad 15,000,000
spider812 14,509,600
Kita 12,977,300
phoenixlily 11,408,925
FezMonki 10,917,150
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