The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth is a multiplayer/strategy mobile game developed by Kabam, with involvement from Warner Bros. The game is free-to-play, with in-app purchases available for those who wish to give themselves a competitive advantage. The game was released October 2012. It was released along with The Hobbit: Armies of the Third Age.
Gameplay revolves around players building their own kingdoms and going to war with rivals. When starting, players can choose to be a part of the dwarves or a part of the elves. Actual gameplay does not vary depending on what you pick for the most part; differences include how your city physically looks and the "Heroes" that can join you, but the mechanics are generally the same. Players can create or join an Alliance, and make other Alliances their comrades or enemies. Players can also attack other, computer-controlled lands as well, and gain bonuses to resource production. Some give extra wood or stone for building, still others contain Goblin Camps that you can raid for a little of everything. It is a really great game where you cooperate with other players and work together to become the best
Players choose to play as dwarves, elves or elephants. Each races' city looks slightly different, and the buildings and troops have different names. E.g. dwarvish catapults are elvish ents.
- The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth article at DotMMO
- The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth article at GameSpasm
- The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth Tips and Strategies
- Everybody's Guide to The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth book at Amazon.com