The game

It all starts with a letter. A long-lost uncle summons the player to receive an inheritance. He tells the player about a mysterious curse that causes every member of the family to age prematurely. The player sets forth to learn more about the family curse and teams up with a friendly pig while exploring the vast countryside.

As in the strategy game Travian, the player takes on the role of a citizen of the ancient world. But while Travian is mostly about fighting, Travians places the emphasis on adventure. Over the course of many missions, the player explores the vast game world, makes friends and gradually finds out about the family secret.

The player must also master the demanding everyday life of a villager, producing raw
materials and processing them. Very soon, the time comes for the player to take up a trade. Farmer, woodcutter, clay-digger, miller, carpenter or blacksmith – there are many options.

Travians offers a unique variety of ways to play a browser game. Classic adventure
elements, the continuing story line and the options for personalizing your surroundings make Travians unique. Travians is perfect for players who enjoy chatting, building their home, interacting in guilds, and playing cooperatively. That’s because the great strength of the game is its community. The houses, which you can furnish however you wish, also add to the uniqueness of the game. And that’s not all: you can take part in fun games at the village inn, strike bargains in the market square, and match your strength against other players in arena contests. Through
games and fights, your character gains experience. As your character advances in levels and learns new skills, he becomes more and more specialized. Due to its high level of strategy, its communicative and social aspects, as well as the depth of its game play, Travians has even been recommended as educational material by UNESCO.

Travians is free to play, can be played in any browser, and runs smoothly on smart phones. You can pay for premium functions that speed up your progress in becoming one of the best and strongest within the Travians community.  All objectives in the game can, however, be achieved without paying anything.

For further information on Travians, see the official website here.

Screenshots

Travians German TV Spot

Facts

Current version

Travians

(ger. Travianer; it. Traviani)

Genre

Community adventure with RPG elementes

Entwickler:

Travian Games GmbH

Munich, Germany

Online since:

October 2007

Technique:

HTML

Languages:

5 different native languages

Link:

play.travians.com

Awards

2007 Browsergame of the year

(Juryaward "BestTechnique" 1st place)

2007 Browsergame of the year

(Juryaward "Best gameplay 1st place)

2007 Browsergame of the year

(Juryaward "Best RPG" 1st place)
Status as of: August 2011