I started Ironfell in December 2011… 3 years ago… that is a long time.
Over 30,000 people have tried Ironfell and lots of those have become addicted to it. It’s a fun game, I still like playing it.
The Alliance update has been live for 5 months now, and I think it’s helped Ironfell a lot. People cooperate and in general the community is better because of it. Just over a thousand people have tried the Ironfell on iOS, which is pretty good.
Financially, Ironfell has not done very well. It’s about $8,000 in the red. The 4000+ hours I’ve spent on Ironfell is a hideous amount of unprofitable time. Creatively, I think Ironfell has been a success. I can now say I’ve made a MMO :) But it stopped being fun to work on a few months ago.
I can’t justify spending more time on a project I don’t enjoy, that doesn’t make a profit.
So…. on Monday the 15th of December, 10am New Zealand time, Ironfell will be shutdown.
p.s. Here is a little thank you poster for the people currently playing… names in no particular order :)