IronZog was founded in 2001 by software developer Michael Ferrier
and artist Zach Shukan
. After having worked together at Turbine Games
on one of the first massively multiplayer RPGs, Asheron's Call
they decided to build their own game company.
In 2002 IronZog published War of Conquest, the first open-world nation building strategy MMO. After a successful
nine year run, War of Conquest went offline in 2011.
Zach Shukan has gone on to work in animation for television, founding the successful Manhattan VFX company Omega Darling
After taking time off to earn a graduate degree, Michael Ferrier has returned to game development and is working with a small team to bring back War of Conquest
as a slick, modern re-imagining that
maintains the spirit of the original while upgrading the graphics, gameplay and overall experience. War of Conquest is set to launch in early 2018.