Travian is a long standing, popular city-building MMORTS that enables players to build a city in the classical era of Europe. Players begin with an untapped, resource-laden area in a persistent map, tasked with taking advantage of those resources to allow players to expand their city center, eventually growing into a fully-fledged city that is capable of founding new villages, conquering other players, and working together in Alliances to support each other in the game’s brutal PvP world.
|Publisher: Travian Games
Type: Browser Strategy Game
Release Date: Sept 5, 2004
Pros: +One of the first browser-based strategy games. +Tons of gameplay options. +Hero System
Cons: -Pay-to-win elements. -Dated interface. -Slow progression. -Steep learning curve
Travian is a popular browser-based city-building MMORTS that dates back to September 2004. It primarily features 2D art and text to convey its mechanics, much like OGame, as opposed to newer RTS games that use animations and newer technology. This allows it to be easily playable on lower-end computers, phones, and tablets without draining the battery or slowing down other tasks. The game takes place in colonial Europe, beginning with an undeveloped village surrounded by resources. Directed by a tutorial and basic objectives, players eventually build up their resources and village to allow for a small military force and a marketplace, allowing for interaction with nearby players. Plunder other players’ resources, trade with other players, or join an Alliance to become a part of a greater ring of help. Alliances will ultimately allow for protection against the game’s somewhat brutal PvP and for even more access to players to trade with. The game also cycles through time, with its end-game Wonders of the World to construct, acting as the game’s final ranking. The winner of each game round is the first player to build their World Wonder to level 100, giving the game replayability similar to Rail Nation.
Travian Key Features:
- In-Depth City Building – take control over your resources with a complex resource management system to build a great empire.
- Three Tribes – pick from the Romans, Gauls, and Teutons, all with their own specialties in gameplay to suit different playstyles.
- Hero System – fully equippable hero that goes out on adventures, generates resources, and helps expand your village.
- Competitive Community – brutal, militaristic community that forces you to create alliances to protect yourself.
- Wonders of the World – acts as the game's final ranking giving the game replayability.
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Operating System: XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Equivalent
Video Card: Any Graphics Card (Integrated works well too)
RAM: 512 MB
Hard Disk Space: 100 MB (Cache)
Travian is a browser based MMO and will run smoothly on practically any PC. The game was tested and works well on Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox and Chrome. Any modern web-browser should run the game smoothly.
Travian Additional Information
Developer: Travian Games
Publisher: Travian Games
Release Date: September 5, 2004
Original Author/Developer: Gerhard Muller
Development History / Background:
Travian is a browser based strategy game developed and published by the German developer Travian Games. Travian started as a hobby project of Gerhard Muller but quickly grew in popularity. The success of Travian led to the creation of countless hundreds of browser games including Evony, Anno Online, Imperia Online, Elvenar, Pirates: Tides of Fortune, and countless others. Travian truly created a new genre of web games that remain immensely popular. Travian has over 5 million users worldwide and has won countless game awards since its initial debut.