Everdale is shutting down at the end of October

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Oh Everdale, we hardly knew ye. Supercell announced today that it will be ending development of its cooperative building game. The studio is planning to shut down the game’s servers on Monday, October 31st at 10:00 a.m. UTC.

Everdale was only announced a little over a year ago. While Supercell is known for its competitive games like Clash of Clans and Clash Royale, Everdale took a much different approach. Rather than focusing on competitive wars and battling, Everdale was all about peaceful building, cooperation, and friendship.

It was also set in an entirely new fantasy universe separate from Clash. The initial concept was that you’d manage a small village that’s part of a larger cooperative effort. You’d partner with nine other players, each running their own village, and work together as a team to grow and progress.

While you’d be responsible for managing your own villagers and making sure they work, eat, harvest resources and crafting items to trade, your surrounding villages would share production areas and specialized buildings.

Here’s a quick look at the trailer.

Supercell actually stealth-launched Everdale 10 months before officially revealing it to the world. It was released under the name “Valleys & Villages” from a fake developer account named “Osmium Interactive.” During this time, it was treated as an Alpha, allowing them to improve the game based on player feedback without the pressure of delivering a game people know is from Supercell.

Now, a year after it was revealed to the masses, Supercell came to the realization that Everdale was not meeting the studio’s own ambitions. The developer wrote:

"At Supercell we believe our players deserve the very best games, and despite all the efforts we made for Everdale, they did not meet the standards we have set for ourselves and for our players."

The plan right now is to keep Everdale’s servers running until Monday, October 31st at 10:00 a.m. UTC, at which point they will then be turned off. If you made any in-game purchases in Everdale and play other Supercell games, you can transfer those purchases to another active Supercell game (Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Hay Day, Boom Beach and Brawl Stars). You may not transfer it to Clash Mini as that game is still in a soft launch/beta state.

This is the second game Supercell has canceled in the past few months. In September, Supercell shut down its turn-based puzzle strategy adventure Clash Quest. The studio still has two more games in development right now, Clash Heroes and Clash Mini.