The final game that I previewed at Ngmoco while in San Francisco was an upcoming social game We Rule developed by Newtoy. Like Touch Pets Dogs, We Rule is an online only game so requires a persistent network connection in order to play. In exchange, Ngmoco has created a more interactive social game that you can play with your friends.

The game map shows you your kingdom as well as the kingdom of your Plus+ contacts. Scrolling across the map shows you the relative size of everyone's kingdoms. The goal of the game is to build up your community as much as possible, but with the added twist that your own kingdom can be customized with a number of special cosmetic tweaks. These tweaks will make your kingdom truly unique and personalized.

The game consists of alternating between your daily activities of harvesting or otherwise managing your resources while building up new houses, farms, and businesses. Your kingdom will be bustling with activity from townspeople as it grows, though unlike God Finger, you don't actually have individual control of the inhabitants.

The game progresses as you earn more money from performing daily tasks such as harvesting crops and managing your businesses. Each crop will generate a certain amount of gold, but each variety of crop takes a different amount of time to grow. Once fully grown, you have a certain amount of time to harvest the crop (tapping on it) before it goes bad. Performing these daily tasks regularly provides you with a steady income in order to buy further buildings and even decorative touches to your kingdom. This includes waterways, different styles of fences, and much more.

Aside from gold, you earn experience points throughout the game which builds up a supply of "mojo". Mojo can then be used to accelerate processes in the game, such as crop growth. This allows you to earn gold faster, and progress further in the game. Of course, mojo can also be purchased directly, if you want to earn your items faster.

One neat aspect of the game is the integrated social network. You can see your friend's kingdoms and even visit them. Once in another kingdom you may patronize a business which works similarly to crop harvesting. You initiate an action, such as ordering an item which may take some time to build. Your friend must then take their own action to fulfill the order and back and forth. The end result is an earning of gold for both parties, but only after mutual participation.

Ngmoco has released this podcast which walks through the game. Like Ngmoco's other games, We Rule is also nearing completion over the next few weeks and will be free to download.

We Rule was developed by Newtoy, the developer of Words with Friends and Chess with Friends and will be published by Ngmoco.

  • http://iphonetips.cz Dammster

    This looks very nice! I love the graphics. I am looking forward for this.

  • http://iphonetips.cz Dammster

    This looks very nice! I love the graphics. I am looking forward for this.

  • RhythmMan

    Looks fun. Much better than that stupid game "My Town". I like how it's set up to be a social game...wonder what level of interaction players will have in the game.

    Can we trade crops? Will there be any commerce between towns?

    • RhythmMan

      Nevermind, I just read the last paragraph. lol

  • RhythmMan

    Looks fun. Much better than that stupid game "My Town". I like how it's set up to be a social game...wonder what level of interaction players will have in the game.

    Can we trade crops? Will there be any commerce between towns?

    • RhythmMan

      Nevermind, I just read the last paragraph. lol

  • Trins

    uh, ngmoco noticed that people like Farmville.

    I hope they fail as usual.
    ngmoco is the most overestimated publisher/developer out there.

    • baddog

      Fail like usual? Don't be stupid. they are one of the top publishers.

    • failurepost

      Now that's what I call envy...

    • ACADIAAAAAAA

      You're an idiot.

  • Trins

    uh, ngmoco noticed that people like Farmville.

    I hope they fail as usual.
    ngmoco is the most overestimated publisher/developer out there.

    • baddog

      Fail like usual? Don't be stupid. they are one of the top publishers.

    • failurepost

      Now that's what I call envy...

    • ACADIAAAAAAA

      You're an idiot.

  • Andy

    I won't say "overrated", but definitely smacks of we noticed Farmville is doing amazingly well, and my how the name makes me think of my fun little japanese gaming console that the whole family enjoys.

    I bet this game will be a hit.

  • Andy

    I won't say "overrated", but definitely smacks of we noticed Farmville is doing amazingly well, and my how the name makes me think of my fun little japanese gaming console that the whole family enjoys.

    I bet this game will be a hit.

  • Grant

    Just give me Roller Coaster Tycoon!

    • http://germany-today.co.uk Sam

      BUMP!

  • Grant

    Just give me Roller Coaster Tycoon!

    • http://germany-today.co.uk Sam

      BUMP!

  • INTENSE

    They need more games like this, something small and "fun" that can last a long time.

  • INTENSE

    They need more games like this, something small and "fun" that can last a long time.

  • Dennis

    This game looks great

  • Dennis

    This game looks great

  • poddypops

    Bring on Cafe World !

  • poddypops

    Bring on Cafe World !

  • Meeh

    Check out the newest version of Farmville...Castleville!

  • Meeh

    Check out the newest version of Farmville...Castleville!

  • http://xenoms.com/ tsj5j

    A perfectly great offline game ruined by the online requirement.
    Maybe ngmoco should notice that not everyone owns an iPhone and those who do may not want to do it over 3g (which sure isn't cheap outside US).

    • PromisedPlanet

      Soooo ... wha's wrong with WiFi?

      • Henry

        What's wrong with wifi? How about the fact that its not constant and anyone with an ipod touch will have to run around looking for a connection just to start the game. Some people like to play while on the move and not while sitting at home where the wifi is.

  • http://xenoms.com/ tsj5j

    A perfectly great offline game ruined by the online requirement.
    Maybe ngmoco should notice that not everyone owns an iPhone and those who do may not want to do it over 3g (which sure isn't cheap outside US).

    • PromisedPlanet

      Soooo ... wha's wrong with WiFi?

      • Henry

        What's wrong with wifi? How about the fact that its not constant and anyone with an ipod touch will have to run around looking for a connection just to start the game. Some people like to play while on the move and not while sitting at home where the wifi is.

  • http://mommysportablebrain.blogspot.com/ Tracey

    I too would like an offline variant for the kids. We/they just have Touches and the places they have the time to play this has no wifi.

    Oh well.... will be skipping it probably.

  • http://mommysportablebrain.blogspot.com/ Tracey

    I too would like an offline variant for the kids. We/they just have Touches and the places they have the time to play this has no wifi.

    Oh well.... will be skipping it probably.

  • Fatsopilot

    Needs a persistent connection? No thanks. I'm sorry but this game looks unoriginal and quite frankly boring. Put me in the crowd that is unimpressed with ngmoco.

  • Fatsopilot

    Needs a persistent connection? No thanks. I'm sorry but this game looks unoriginal and quite frankly boring. Put me in the crowd that is unimpressed with ngmoco.

  • research before writing

    Um. There is NOT an app called "god finger". Perhaps you meant to refer to "Pocket God" in the article.

    • MidianGTX

      Good job smartass, GodFinger is an upcoming game by ngmoco. Do your research before commenting.

      • research before writing

        What's the point of comparing a non-released game that no one has played with another non-released game no one has played? It's stupid.

    • Researching before commenting

      Fail.

  • research before writing

    Um. There is NOT an app called "god finger". Perhaps you meant to refer to "Pocket God" in the article.

    • MidianGTX

      Good job smartass, GodFinger is an upcoming game by ngmoco. Do your research before commenting.

      • research before writing

        What's the point of comparing a non-released game that no one has played with another non-released game no one has played? It's stupid.

    • Researching before commenting

      Fail.

  • MidianGTX

    Nice big space there for a fugly advertisement banner. Hoo-****ing-ray.

  • MidianGTX

    Nice big space there for a fugly advertisement banner. Hoo-****ing-ray.

  • Cowgba

    This game is ngmoco's version of farmville + Evony (look it up if you haven't already been absolutely buried under banner ads for it).

    News flash, ngmoco: if I wanted to play boring Facebook games like Farmville, I would play them on Facebook... Give us Rolando 3 like you promised months ago.

  • Cowgba

    This game is ngmoco's version of farmville + Evony (look it up if you haven't already been absolutely buried under banner ads for it).

    News flash, ngmoco: if I wanted to play boring Facebook games like Farmville, I would play them on Facebook... Give us Rolando 3 like you promised months ago.

  • ryoi

    this gonna be huge

  • ryoi

    this gonna be huge

  • jason

    its sort of a cutesy home-maker app...

    i see boring+ kids with no wi-fi as a perfect combo of people who wont get it

  • jason

    its sort of a cutesy home-maker app...

    i see boring+ kids with no wi-fi as a perfect combo of people who wont get it

  • Noah

    The game is not MADE by Ngmoco. It's made by a company called NewToy. It's comprised of two brothers who made the Age of Empire / Age of Empire II games with Microsoft. They also worked on the game Halo Wars.

    This game is a combination of AoE (w/ no violence it seems), combined with other popular "quick" games, like Farmville.

    It's gunna be a hit.

  • Noah

    The game is not MADE by Ngmoco. It's made by a company called NewToy. It's comprised of two brothers who made the Age of Empire / Age of Empire II games with Microsoft. They also worked on the game Halo Wars.

    This game is a combination of AoE (w/ no violence it seems), combined with other popular "quick" games, like Farmville.

    It's gunna be a hit.

  • http://www.hardebaas.nl Harde Baas

    This game looks awesome, cant wait to play!

  • http://www.hardebaas.nl Harde Baas

    This game looks awesome, cant wait to play!

  • johndoe

    my girlfriend want this game so bad, but for her ipad at the end of march, so ngmoco devs ...

    ... an ipad version please with a higher resolution.

  • johndoe

    my girlfriend want this game so bad, but for her ipad at the end of march, so ngmoco devs ...

    ... an ipad version please with a higher resolution.

  • sylscm

    my plus account to add me as a friend is : sylscm
    you are welcome

  • sylscm

    my plus account to add me as a friend is : sylscm
    you are welcome

  • lev5a

    Awesome game.
    add me:lev5a

  • lev5a

    Awesome game.
    add me:lev5a

  • Jon

    Add me: ImNudels GodFinger/We Rule

  • Jon

    Add me: ImNudels GodFinger/We Rule

  • petruska

    add meh: petruska
    SHOPS OPEN!!!

  • petruska

    add meh: petruska
    SHOPS OPEN!!!

  • http://tekchic.com tekchic

    Woo added and just starting to play. Glad this finally came out -- now we need GodFinger and it's all good ;)

    .: add tekchic on Plus+ :.

  • http://tekchic.com tekchic

    Woo added and just starting to play. Glad this finally came out -- now we need GodFinger and it's all good ;)

    .: add tekchic on Plus+ :.

  • Mike

    Does anyone of there is a way to remove something, like a road or a tree, after you've already placed it?

  • Mike

    Does anyone of there is a way to remove something, like a road or a tree, after you've already placed it?

  • Wen

    Add me. Wenamon

  • Wen

    Add me. Wenamon

  • som

    add me gottasom

  • som

    add me gottasom

  • esemoka

    I don't know why the have limited release in Canada and not use it to fix all the bugs that are killing all the fun from playing?
    add me : esemoka

  • http://esemoka esemoka

    I don't know why the have limited release in Canada and not use it to fix all the bugs that are killing all the fun from playing?
    add me : esemoka

  • Lorant

    The game is a pile of bug right now, buildings disappears, outdate push notifications. They said, they experienced most of the bugs after the canadian release, I wonder, why did they released the game with this amount of known annoying bugs.

  • Lorant

    The game is a pile of bug right now, buildings disappears, outdate push notifications. They said, they experienced most of the bugs after the canadian release, I wonder, why did they released the game with this amount of known annoying bugs.

  • gospvg

    Great Game - good fun - add me gospvg

  • gospvg

    Great Game - good fun - add me gospvg

  • colin2222

    Add me please: colin2222

    :)

  • colin2222

    Add me please: colin2222

    :)

  • elmo221893

    add me pls "elmo221893" many opened stores

  • elmo221893

    add me pls "elmo221893" many opened stores

  • Cotsley

    add me my name is:

    cotsley1

  • Cotsley

    add me my name is:

    cotsley1

  • ozibw

    One of the main points of this game I feel is the trade, if you add me I will order from you but expect the same in return :) my nic is " ozibw "

  • ozibw

    One of the main points of this game I feel is the trade, if you add me I will order from you but expect the same in return :) my nic is " ozibw "

  • Koolaide

    This game really needs descriptions for all the items, looking forward to updates.

    Add me plz: Koolaide

  • Koolaide

    This game really needs descriptions for all the items, looking forward to updates.

    Add me plz: Koolaide

  • Tommy

    More friends = more fun = more business = more money :). Add me (ID = vitamin1886) ( and ID = Hunnie86)
    Thx

  • Tommy

    More friends = more fun = more business = more money :). Add me (ID = vitamin1886) ( and ID = Hunnie86)
    Thx

  • Tommy

    More friends = more fun = more business = more money :) Add me (ID = vitamin1886) and (ID = Hunnie86)
    Thx

  • Tommy

    More friends = more fun = more business = more money :) Add me (ID = vitamin1886) and (ID = Hunnie86)
    Thx

  • chris

    Feel free to add me, more friends = more business for all. ID = chrisrhoads

  • chris

    Feel free to add me, more friends = more business for all. ID = chrisrhoads

  • KYredleg14

    Add me:

    KYredleg14

  • KYredleg14

    Add me:

    KYredleg14

  • imslik

    This game has a few bugs but I love it!!!
    add me, I always have new shops OPEN!!!
    imslik

  • imslik

    This game has a few bugs but I love it!!!
    add me, I always have new shops OPEN!!!
    imslik

  • fballvera22

    Add me: fballvera22

  • fballvera22

    Add me: fballvera22

  • joe

    great game but all of a sudden i cant login! reset doesnt even work! help!!!

  • joe

    great game but all of a sudden i cant login! reset doesnt even work! help!!!

  • Yvonne

    Enjoy the game. Agree sometimes hard to get logged in.
    Add me lots of shops open.
    YZappy

  • Yvonne

    Enjoy the game. Agree sometimes hard to get logged in.
    Add me lots of shops open.
    YZappy

  • http://www.werulegames.coom Calvin

    i am so happy

  • http://www.werulegames.coom Calvin

    i am so happy

  • reberto

    Good game

    ADD ME : abcspartan

    LOTS OF SHOPS OPEN

  • reberto

    Good game

    ADD ME : abcspartan

    LOTS OF SHOPS OPEN

  • Jennybug

    Add me please!! Level 19. Thanks. :)

    • Jennybug

      That's jennybugl. Thanks!

  • Jennybug

    Add me please!! Level 19. Thanks. :)

    • Jennybug

      That's jennybugl. Thanks!

  • KingAedrynn

    Add me!!!

    KingAedrynn

    I am level 19, lots of open shops right now! I am a very active player so your orders WILL get filled and delivered.

  • KingAedrynn

    Add me!!!

    KingAedrynn

    I am level 19, lots of open shops right now! I am a very active player so your orders WILL get filled and delivered.

  • Strowner

    Add me. I have lots of open businesses and I will return the favor.

    strowner

  • Strowner

    Add me. I have lots of open businesses and I will return the favor.

    strowner

  • Yaco

    Add me: yaco2134

  • Yaco

    Add me: yaco2134

  • Yaco

    Yaco2143.... My mistake....

  • Yaco

    Yaco2143.... My mistake....

  • Ice431

    Add me: Ice431

    level 24 with lots of open high level shops!

  • Ice431

    Add me: Ice431

    level 24 with lots of open high level shops!

  • Ipswitch

    add me: imagineeer

  • Ipswitch

    add me: imagineeer

  • Roxy

    Please add me....roxy7851...I'm at level 15 and struggling to get out. I always hire my friends and I mean always. I check my Kingdom every day. Thanks.

  • Roxy

    Please add me....roxy7851...I'm at level 15 and struggling to get out. I always hire my friends and I mean always. I check my Kingdom every day. Thanks.

  • tinkwink66

    Add me...we rule---- tinkwink66
    I have the many page and two add-on. I'm on we rule 3-5 times daily working all my friends jobs. Please add me I have over 50 jobs that need worked.
    Thanks

  • tinkwink66

    Add me...we rule---- tinkwink66
    I have the many page and two add-on. I'm on we rule 3-5 times daily working all my friends jobs. Please add me I have over 50 jobs that need worked.
    Thanks

  • Bob

    is there any way to play this game online

  • Leeym224

    Add me plz.
    ID: Dekilee

  • Davie

    Currently lvl 51, add me BDDavie