Ikariam: The Pirates Are Coming!
Pirate update sends players on a big capture run
Karlsruhe, 20.12.2012 – The newest update for the popular browser game Ikariam allows players to take to the seas as pirates. Gold and capture points can be gained on forays, while pirate rivals can be put in their place through raids on their fortresses. The most successful buccaneers receive a giant treasure trove of resources as a reward.
Robbing and pillaging
The first step towards a successful pirate career can be taken by constructing the new Pirate Fortress building. This can only be erected on a special offshore building slot. With a Pirate Fortress, players are able to start a total of nine different capture runs, on which they can loot gold and capture points. Successful attacks on other players' Pirate Fortresses sweep their hard-won capture points into their own treasure chests. Capture points help players to strengthen their own crews. A stronger team defends its own forts more effectively and is more successful in conducting raids on the pirate hideouts of other players.
New highscore and giant treasure trove of resources
A new highscore for capture points shows which Ikariam buccaneers are the real terrors of the seas. It is valid for fixed evaluation periods and the final score can be viewed until the expiration of the next evaluation period. In their own Pirate Fortresses, players have the opportunity to check their standings at any time. The 50 pirates that collect the most capture points at the end of an evaluation period will be rewarded with lots of resources. After rewards have been given out, all capture points and increased crew strengths are reset and the battle of the pirates starts all over again.
Ikariam is a browser-based strategy game, that whisks players from all over the world into an antique island setting and is completely free of charge. In an era of emerging advanced civilisations, ground-breaking discoveries and destructive battles, the player leads their civilisation to honour and glory. With a comprehensive overview, great tactics and by cooperating with thousands of other players, a huge online world can be explored and seized. Ikariam has been fascinating players from around the globe since early 2008 and so far 60 million players have registered for the game. Since November 2012, the game has also been available as a mobile version on the iPad.
With an impressive portfolio of around 20 titles and over 380 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) in the western hemisphere. The internationally active corporate group, based in Karlsruhe, offers its online games in more than 50 languages. Its portfolio includes client-based game worlds such as AION, TERA, Europe’s most successful MMOG Metin2, 4Story, Runes of Magic, Elsword, Wizard101 and RaiderZ, browser-based online games such as the popular classic OGame and the award-winning Ikariam as well as mobile games. The company employs approximately 600 staff members at its Karlsruhe and Berlin locations.
Genre: Civilisation Strategy
Platform: PC, iPad