Age of Origins

My latest obsession is the mobile game Age of Origins also known as Age of Z. Age of Origins is a zombie war strategy game for mobile where you slay zombies, forge alliances, and rebuild civilization. Players build their city from the ground up to produce resources, recruit soldiers, and upgrade their technology. There are player vs player battles, events against zombie hordes, a tower defense mode, and so many other facets to the game. While Age of Origins is free to play, pumping money into the game certainly could help you expedite your ability to reach the top of the rankings. 
The other resource you could use to climb the ladder is time. If you think TikTok is a time sink, it has nothing on this game. For those of you familiar with Farmville and other games of the like that require you to log in multiple times a day because everything is on a timer, you'll understand what I'm talking about. Of course you could just play for a few minutes a day, but you won't find success for a while. If you join an alliance, especially one near the top, there is an expectation to contribute often and be available for events throughout the week. It helps greatly to find experienced players, but it also requires more of your time to be able to learn from them. The point I'm trying to make is this is not a great game if you get easily distracted or have poor time management skills. I struggled finding balance in the first few weeks and still have a later than normal night here and there.
That all being said, what I love about this game the most is the little parts that make it up. I really like city building, tower defense, and having a community to chat with in game. While zombies are the theme of the game, it reminded me of The Walking Dead universe, where it's really about the people. The relationships you make with your alliance members and the conversations you have with players outside of your alliance is the core of the game. There are disputes, skirmishes, and all out wars over very little things sometimes. I also happen to be in a new nation, of which there are over 1000 prior nations I could have joined. Each nation goes through a similar start where it's essentially the wild west. Then there are governors assigned by occupying one of three cities. Finally, a president that is assigned by the alliance that takes the capital. That's the point my nation is at right now, going forward we will fight for the cities and capital as we all grow our cities.

I can't explain just how much I'm enjoying this right now, but below is a screenshot of my city surrounded by over 50 burning cities. I found this bot farm (farms are cities created to produce resources only and then a main account "farms" them) out in the middle of nowhere near the edge of the map. It was so satisfying attacking them all and taking what I needed before teleporting back to my alliance territory.
If any of this sounds interesting to you at all and you want to try it out, let me know so I can invite you and we both get some extra resources and tools.


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