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Submitted by Pozzle 1411d ago | article

What Happened To Evony?

The year was 2009. Ads began appearing on the internet for a game called Civony, later renamed Evony. They started innocently enough – "Free Forever" one banner ad claimed while an image of a knight wielding a sword took up half the ad. Then a woman appeared. "Start your journey now, my Lord!" this ad said, an attractive woman dressed as a fairy standing to the side. Over the next few months, the ads became progressively more risqué, first featuring CGI women displaying ample bosom, proceeding to real models undressing. Eventually the medieval theme of the ads was abandoned and replaced with models in lingerie.

The internet was buzzing with criticism over Evony's advertising. Many people were upset that such sexualised images were being used to market a game, with claims being made that it was a poor Civilization clone that wasn't worth anyone's time. It was a controversial ad campaign that attracted criticism from both the game development and game playing community alike. (Evony, PC)

shikamaroooo  +   1411d ago
I stopped playing early last year
meetajhu  +   1411d ago
People switched to real porn
mook1022  +   1411d ago
That's how the women in the next Fallout should look! ;)
Bathyj  +   1411d ago
What happened to Huxely?
coolasj  +   1411d ago
I played that game for 8 months. Good times.
SeraphimBlade  +   1411d ago
What happened to it? I think I saw it working the street corner a few weeks ago.
RufustheKing  +   1411d ago
I had a life so i never really got to play it. :(
ATi_Elite  +   1411d ago
some of the worse pop up ads ever in the history of the Internet!
Undeadwolfy  +   1411d ago
I know right? It was really awkward at times if I was trying to show my parents something. They aren't used to that sort of stuff on websites like YouTube and other commonly visited sites.
ATi_Elite  +   1411d ago
Yeh I don't know how many times I got accused of viewing Porn because of those stupid Evony Ads.

I would have to constantly say "No NO NO NO this is a video game site and that's a video game ad".....

Switches tabs...."This is Porn" lol
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Undeadwolfy  +   1410d ago
XD +bubs that made me lol

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