Dear Kings and Queens,
In January 2021, we created a post asking you which culture you wanted to see represented as the next Cultural Settlement, and why. From the comments on the post, we had many fantastic suggestions provided, with very detailed reasons given regarding their preferred selection.
We would like to thank you very much for these contributions, and truly we could've picked any of the ideas that were raised. However, as we could only pick one (for now), there was one suggestion that set itself apart from the rest.
|Today, we are proud to present our next Cultural Settlement—The Mughal Empire!|
For those of you that are unfamiliar with The Mughal Empire - it was an empire that existed roughly between 1526 and 1857. Its zenith was the year 1720, when the empire encompassed much of modern India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, as well as northern Afghanistan.
However, what set apart the Mughal Empire was not its territorial gains, but its contribution to architecture, art, literature, and theology. Indeed, during its peak years The Mughal Empire experienced a time of economic prosperity and stability that enabled many cultural and artistic influences to fully be expressed. Today, this cultural tradition has been preserved with many historical sites being recognized as UNESCO world heritage sites.
In recommendations for this choice, the diverse cultural influences of the Empire were highlighted (including Indian, Persian, and Turkish), as well as its lasting legacy. Indeed, it was this pitch that caught our interest and made us decide to make it our next Cultural Settlement!
In terms of further details regarding the Event and its mechanics, we will need to ask you to wait a little longer. However, today we can share some art previewing the new buildings within the Cultural Settlement! Hopefully, that will provide with a flavor of what is to come!
Firstly, let me present to you the new Main Building. The settlement's Embassy is fashioned very much in the style of the Palaces that were created during this time.
Next, we would like to show you how some Residential Buildings will look!
Finally, we also want to give you a sneak peek of the Diplomacy buildings that will be available as well!
We hope you enjoyed this sneak preview, and are looking forward to our next Cultural Settlement!
Let us know what you think of Cultural Settlement: The Mughal Empire selection here!
Finally, if you would like to get yourself informed about our features in development, please visit our Beta, or check the Mobile Beta App Test Program.
Your Forge of Empires team