This is a horrible day.
This is a horrible thing to have to say: GobelinLand is closing.
The website will be closed on May 21st at 8PM Paris Time.
The servers will be closed at this time, so players can't communicate and find each other anymore.
GobelinLand, the GobelinLand API and third party applications which rely on the GobelinLand API will become unavailable at the same time as the website closure.
Automatic refunds for recent purchases will begin immediately. Refunds for older transactions will need to be done manually and will be processed as quickly as possible, from most recent to oldest. For details on your payments, to request a refund, or to see the status of your refund, please contact us by email.
Unfortunately, GobelinLand has not attracted an audience large enough to sustain itself and based on a long period of experimentation and our best estimates, it seems unlikely that it ever would. And, given the prevailing technological trends - the movement towards mobile and especially the continued decline of the SC games popularity on which GobelinLand was built - it was unlikely to do so before its time was up.
GobelinLand was very ambitious and pushed the limits of what could be done in a SC based game ... and then those limits pushed back.
For many of us at GameDef, the creation of something like GobelinLand was a long-held dream. There's no better word than "heartbreaking" to describe what it feels like to have to do this. And we know that for many of you who poured your creativity, energy and imagination into GobelinLand and the community, it will be heartbreaking as well. We are sorry to have let you down.
We are grateful to have had the opportunity to play with you.
The server was absolutely preposterous.
And yet, we kind of liked it.