December 19, 2019 @ 11:01 AM
HOLIDAY PROMO: The city is decked out for the holiday season and we have 6 exciting limited edition items available! Get the details on how you can get yours before they are gone for good after January 4 by clicking on the snowflake icon at the top of the game screen.
HOLIDAY GIFTING 2019: Santa needs your help delivering toys to all of the casinos of GoldFire City! Join up with the rest of the community and wear your best Santa suit for more efficient toy delivery. Click on the Santa Hat icon next to the promo icon to see the progress and get details on how to participate in this community-wide contest. Participants that reach their goal and the community goal will receive a new limited edition trophy item!

FEATURE The holiday event now has a leaderboard so you can see who has gifted the most presents (open the event window and click the leaderboard button).
UPDATE Once you've purchased 1000 or more CP from the player market, you won't be able to purchase more until the next day (limit resets when the daily spins reset).
UPDATE The maximum listing size on the CP market is now 1000 CP per batch (you can still have up to 5 listed at a time).
UPDATE The list of casinos owned by friends or crew mates in the favorites list now shows their username under the name of the casino.
FIX The hotel tab would sometimes show that you didn't have a hotel when you did (let us know if this is still happening).
FIX Display of awarded XP in the Lucky Dragon and Enchanted Forest bonus games wasn't always visually accurate (though it awarded correctly).
FIX Several different issues with item unlocks on the new slot game.
FIX Correctly show the information popup when giving your first blackchip.
FIX Some windows didn't fit properly on smaller phones like iPhone SE.
FIX Live updating of the crew war scores list should be working again correctly.
FIX Error that could sometimes cause scratchers to freeze.
FIX There was a black line visible under the black and white poker table.
FIX Move-in time would be flipped horizontally on some items.
FIX Other players would sometimes show up in the corner of a crew building instead of coming through the door.
FIX A changed crew setting would appear to not have changed without closing and re-opening the crew window.
FIX Various other errors and issues resolved throughout the game.
November 18, 2019 @ 12:33 PM
FEATURE An all new slot game, Enchanted Forest Slots, is now available! It can be accessed from the slot lobby or the games menu in your in-game phone (as well as visiting a casino that already has the new game).
FEATURE To go along with the new slot game, there are 66 new fantasy-themed items available for your casinos (slot machines, decorations, wall items, planets, furniture, etc).
FEATURE Added a search input to the gifting window to filter the vault items.
FEATURE Some new furry friends have found their way onto the sidewalks and parks of GoldFire City!
UPDATE Added paging to the memorial monument window to fit the list of usernames.
UPDATE Added an automated e-mail letting you know your daily consecutive streak is in danger of being lost.
FIX Various issues could occur when clicking on/off slot tournament listings.
FIX Your mouse could sometimes get stuck dragging the floor when adding/removing employees.
FIX Resizing the window while going in/out of casino games could cause a freeze/black screen.
FIX The XP bar in crew info is now displaying the progress correctly (some levels were incorrectly rounded up, but everyone's XP remains the same).
FIX Not all hotel items were able to drop from party bombs.
FIX Various other bug and error fixes.
October 23, 2019 @ 9:53 AM
HALLOWEEN PROMO: The city is decked out for this spooky time of year, and we have 6 incredible limited edition Halloween items to celebrate! Get the details on how you can get yours before they are gone for good after November 7 by clicking on the pumpkin icon at the top of the game screen.
TRICK-OR-TREAT 2019: When the ghosts and ghouls start roaming the streets, you know what that means! Click on the candy icon next to the promo icon to see the trick-or-treat progress and get details on how to participate in this community-wide event. Participants that reach their goal and the community goal will receive a new limited edition Trick-or-Treat 2019 Trophy item!

UPDATE The keyboard now gets hidden on mobile after sending a global chat message.
FIX An error in our e-mail system caused some players to get an e-mail saying their casinos were in danger of going to foreclosure when that wasn't the case.
FIX Many NPCs were failing to leave floors and getting stuck at the doors.
FIX NPCs that left buildings often didn't show up for others outside that building or walking to other buildings.
FIX The "market" button now restores correctly after traveling to a lot in the market.
FIX Prevent multiple clicks on the poker seat button taking more chips than intended.
FIX Various other fixes and tweaks that were causing different issues.
October 5, 2019 @ 9:49 AM
UPDATE Casinos with hotels now have an updated icon on the expanded mini-map.
FIX Various solitaire issues that could cause several different bugs.
FIX The editor would cause lag when going in/out of the editor multiple times.
FIX Casinos in new zones with few open casinos would get overrun by NPCs.
FIX The bar drinks would sometimes get stuck on the screen.
FIX Some casino front doors would take you to the first hotel floor instead of the casino floor.
FIX The morale hints for wages have been adjusted to correctly account for hotel employees.
FIX Leaving a slot would sometimes cause a black screen to get stuck.
FIX Dragging items from the vault would sometimes cause them to vanish back to the vault.
FIX Multiple blackchips wouldn't always apply the correct chat mute time.
FIX Deleting crew chat announcements didn't always work correctly.
FIX Opening and closing the mini-map could cause elements to get stuck on screen.
FIX Various other fixes and tweaks throughout the game.
September 20, 2019 @ 8:43 AM
FEATURE There are new metrics available to help with your hotel staffing. Click on your hotel's guest rating in the editor and then click the new "staffing" button to reveal the supply & demand values for each amenity.
UPDATE Increased the world population of NPCs that visit your casinos/hotels by 25%.
UPDATE The manage tab has been updated to again let you see and modify count and wage for employees without opening a new window.
UPDATE When sending a gift, you now receive a notification as a receipt of what was gifted and to confirm that it went through.
UPDATE Added hotel amenities as a filter category to the vault.
UPDATE Blinds in poker tournaments will now top out at 1500/3000 instead of 1000/2000.
UPDATE Tweaked the hints for number of managers on the morale window to be more helpful.
UPDATE The first floor of hotels now have a door to the outside world just like the first floor of casinos.
FIX Another issue with slot sprints/tournaments that could show the wrong or two winners.
FIX Correctly setup new hotel medals on Steam.
FIX A lock icon would show on top of party bomb items sometimes.
FIX Party bomb items would sometimes appear to be "ghosts" in that you could see them but not collect them.
FIX Sometimes the game icons would show incorrectly on casino floors in the elevator.
FIX All NPCs would vanish after using the elevator sometimes.
FIX The metrics tab would sometimes appear blank when opening the editor.
FIX Some hotels ended up with "vanishing" floors that really just had the wrong level number on them and were hidden.
FIX If you left a slot machine before the spin finished and got double XP, the flag wouldn't show.
FIX The elevator wouldn't always show all of the amenities that your floor had.
FIX Various issues with chat ban and other messages accidentally broadcasting to everyone online.
FIX Various issues with metrics changing too drastically from hotels being added.
FIX Various server errors that were causing disconnect issues.
FIX Lots of errors and random bug fixes related to the hotels update.
August 27, 2019 @ 12:47 PM
FEATURE You can now add a hotel business to your casinos using the new "Hotels" tab in the casino editor! A casino must be 2-star or greater and you can build as many hotel floors as you have casino floors. The hotels tab offers some new metrics (keep in mind that just like in the casino, changes you make take time to fully reflect) as well as the ability to set room rates for the various types of rooms your hotel offers.
FEATURE When editing your hotel floors, you'll find a new "Amenities" item category, which boasts 129 new items spanning 3 different hotel amenity types: entertainment, restaurant and wellness. Any non-game item can be placed on a hotel floor and amenity items can only be placed on hotel floors. Many of these new amenity items can be interacted with like bars.
FEATURE Three new job types have been added: housekeeper, wellness worker and waiter.
FEATURE The hotel buildings out in the world can finally be entered! Once inside, you are greeted with a fancy hotel lobby, and speaking to the concierge allows you to visit a random hotel floor somewhere in the city.
FEATURE The elevator now has a casino/hotel toggle that lets you go to either the casino or hotel floors.
FEATURE The elevator also shows the game and amenity types available on each floor with icons under the floor names.
FEATURE The casino profit window has been updated to show the breakdown of casino and hotel revenue.
FEATURE The casinos app has been updated to show which of your casinos have hotels and shows the individual floors for each.
FEATURE NPC's have been updated to visit the hotels, use the amenities and say new phrases.
UPDATE Card shuffling in all our card games use a standard shuffling algorithm that many card games use, but we've taken it a step further by adding 7 "riffle" shuffles in addition to the standard shuffle to better simulate real-life shuffling.
UPDATE Further tweaked down item break frequency on upgraded items.
UPDATE Only players with verified accounts can send condo invites now.
FIX The final order of slot sprints and tournaments didn't always show correctly when the winner was declared.
FIX Various other fixes around slot sprints/tournaments.
FIX App windows would sometimes get stuck half faded-out and preventing you from clicking in that area of the screen.
FIX Adjust poker chat bubbles to not cover chip amount.
FIX Player lookup from the apartment building lobby now works on mobile.
July 24, 2019 @ 9:02 AM
SUMMER PROMO: We have 6 new limited edition summer-themed items available for your casinos and lots! Get the details on how you can get yours before they are gone for good after August 8 by clicking on the beach ball icon at the top of the game screen.
HOT DOG EATING CONTEST: It wouldn't be summer without over-eating from the grill! Click on the hot dog icon next to the promo icon to see the progress and get details on how to participate in this community-wide hot dog eating contest. Participants that reach their goal and the community goal will receive a limited edition Hot Dog Eating Trophy item!

FEATURE You can now invite friends to a casino game sprint without traveling to the same location. Simply open their profile actions and click the "invite to sprint" button.
FEATURE The favorite locations now have tabs for friends and crew that let you easily access all of your friend and crew members' casinos without needing to manually create favorites for all of them.
UPDATE Various performance improvements to the game server.
UPDATE Elevators can now be added to casinos while the 2-star upgrade is pending.
UPDATE Slightly tweaked down the rate of getting wall items versus other item types in party bombs.
UPDATE The gifting window now shows the level of items that can be gifted.
FIX Improved efficiency of simulation to resolve issues with it getting behind.
FIX Poker chat on the iOS app was causing issues after sending a message.
FIX Items could sometimes end up overlapping outside.
FIX Party Bomb counters on other players could get out of sync when going in/out of floors/buildings.
FIX Various fixes and tweaks to the new player tutorial.
FIX Various visual fixes caused by the performance improvements in the last update.
FIX Various other fixes and tweaks.
June 27, 2019 @ 4:41 PM
FEATURE Clicking multiple items in your vault now updates a single confirmation window allowing you to sell specific items in bulk.
UPDATE Updated how our rendering engine handles art assets to lower memory usage, improve rendering performance, lower initial download size and lower battery usage. The new system is in place, but only around half of the assets have been converted to the new system, so this should continue to improve over the next few updates.
UPDATE Tweaked up the odds of getting 2 daily slot spins from a party bomb and some minor tweaks to that challenge's scoring in battle/war.
UPDATE Completing a solitaire hand during a battle/war challenge now provides a higher score boost than before.
UPDATE Tweaked up the battle/war scoring on the roulette challenge.
UPDATE Doubled the speed that the daily slots jackpot will increase.
FIX Various fixes and tweaks to the new Lucky Dragon Slots and its bonus game.
FIX The correct color of unlocked item is now shown in slot bonus game.
FIX Display of XP when receiving a bonus in the Lucky Dragon Slots bonus wheel is corrected.
FIX Global and crew chat scroll issues on some older browsers.
FIX Further improvements and fixes to the new player tutorial.
FIX More fixes for poker tables freezing.
FIX More fixes for poker tournaments not always merging correctly.
FIX The consecutive day streak would sometimes go up by 2 instead of 1 (the streaks that were off have been adjusted).
FIX Some missions in the Golden Joker series wouldn't complete correctly.
FIX The stats in the crew's bank tab wouldn't always update correctly when switching back to it.
June 4, 2019 @ 12:03 PM
GOLDFIRE DAY PROMO: GoldFire Studios is turning 11 on Sunday, June 9! To celebrate, for 24 hours only, a very limited edition item will be available for purchase (or until they sell out). We'll release a batch of 100 of the item every 2 hours throughout the day so every timezone gets a chance. These are on a first come, first serve basis with a limit of 5 per person, per batch.

FEATURE Our latest slot game, Lucky Dragon Slots, is now available! In addition to the new slot theme, it comes with an all new bonus game and can be accessed from the slot lobby or the games menu in your in-game phone (as well as visiting a casino that already has the new game).
FEATURE To go along with the new slot game, there are 131 new Chinese-themed items available for your casinos (slot machines, decorations, wall items, etc).
UPDATE Crew battles have been updated to set the bet amount and refund the difference as soon as a match is made rather than waiting for the battle to start.
UPDATE The timers app can now set timers up to 999 hours.
UPDATE The break rate on upgraded casino items has been tweaked down as an added benefit to upgrades.
UPDATE The mobile app can now be used in portrait orientation to make using chat, forums, etc easier.
UPDATE Various improvements to scrolling in global chat on mobile.
UPDATE People you've placed on your ignore list will now also be blocked from sending you gifts.
UPDATE End of war notifications will now show you your final ranking.
UPDATE There is now a background on daily slots to help with performance, especially on crowded floors.
UPDATE Mobile devices will now show 2 party bomb items per tile over 500 (instead of 3 over 1000 as on non-mobile) to help with performance issues.
FIX Some computers/devices would have issues where one of the slot reels (usually the last one) would appear stuck.
FIX The ordering of party bomb items wasn't always consistent when entering/exiting a floor with lots of items.
FIX Some bartender job levels didn't have a max speed working correctly and were much more difficult than intended.
FIX If someone else had their party bombs locked, their bombs wouldn't show at all instead of just being opaque.
FIX Chat messages in global chat with multiple addresses now work correctly.
FIX Hired contractors would sometimes promote a different casino than the one you hired them at.
FIX Improved performance of loading into slot games.
FIX Grouping of items in the vault wouldn't always work as expected.
FIX Stats would sometimes show incorrectly in the vault when owning multiple of the same item at different levels.
FIX Various issues that could cause items to overlap on the floor or wall, making it look like they had vanished.
FIX Error in slots that could cause them to freeze when entering bonus games.
FIX Throwing cards in the entertainer job would sometimes go through the board on mobile.
FIX If someone was near your crew hall or casino when you closed it, they would still be able to walk inside.
FIX NPCs will no longer enter closed floors.
FIX In poker, a straight with a low ace wouldn't highlight the winning hands correctly.
FIX If a player leaves their crew before the crew war has started, they'll be removed from the war and the crew will be refunded.
FIX External links will now correctly open in the system browser from the mobile apps.
FIX Various fixes and improvements to the new player tutorials.
April 17, 2019 @ 12:03 PM
EASTER PROMO: GoldFire City is fully decorated for the season and we have 6 exciting limited edition items! Get the details on how you can get yours before they are gone for good after May 2 by clicking on the egg icon at the top of the game screen.
EASTER EGG HUNT 2019: It wouldn't be Easter without a massive Easter Egg Hunt! Click on the basket icon next to the promo icon to see the progress and get details on how to participate in this community-wide contest. Participants that reach their goal and the community goal will receive a limited edition Egg Hunt 2019 Trophy item!
SLOTS UPDATE: We had hoped to have a new slot game ready for this update, but we are still putting on the finishing touches. A new slot game based on the poll results will be coming in the next update!

FEATURE Lots without a casino can now be clicked on in the mini-map to see their name, address and who owns them.
FEATURE The mobile apps for iOS and Android now support pinch-to-zoom so that you can zoom in to see details and zoom out to better see the world or the casino floors. This works on phones and tablets.
UPDATE Made significant improvements to the rendering of the game to improve overall performance, especially on mobile (which should help with battery usage). We are seeing increases anywhere from 15-50% depending on the device being used.
UPDATE Floors with VIP status disabled can now be moved to the first floor of a casino (VIP will remain disabled until they are no longer on the first floor).
UPDATE Improved the consistency of XP award animations with double-XP to make it more clear (you always were awarded correctly, but sometimes it was confusing).
UPDATE Profiles now show the name of lots that don't have a casino on them.
UPDATE When on a chat ban, you are also blocked from buying table items for others.
UPDATE Clicking to edit a lot from the phone while inside a building now walks your character outside before going to the lot editor instead of just giving an error.
UPDATE There is now a confirmation popup when listing CP for sale.
UPDATE When building a new casino, there is now an instant build option sort of like when buying items for your casino. This is only for a new casino and not upgrades.
UPDATE Tweaked down the size of the mini-map on phones so that it didn't cover up so much of the screen.
FIX Various bug fixes that could cause items to appear to have vanished after being placed on a floor/lot.
FIX It was possible to sometimes end up with two of the same card in Solitaire.
FIX Slot sprints would sometimes finish without showing who the winner was.
FIX Crews would sometimes get matched for battle without having enough available players.
FIX Players that didn't participate in the war now correctly see the war results on their crew page.
FIX Server restarts could sometimes cause the poker screen to go black.
FIX Selling condo items would sometimes appear to be worth nothing, though the server awarded the correct value.
FIX Getting a blackjack at the same time as the dealer wouldn't correctly count towards mission progress.
FIX The citizenship bonus no longer factors into the daily spin challenge in battles/wars.
FIX Winning the daily spin jackpot now gives a score in the battle/war challenge.
FIX Other players would sometimes appear invisible after traveling to a location (there may be multiple issues causing this, so let us know if you continue to see it).
FIX Improved global chat handling on mobile.
FIX You will now stop walking when opening the mini-map.
FIX Several issues and improvements to the new player tutorial.