Munich, May 26th 2015 – On May 26th 2015, Travian: Kingdoms will be released with completely new gameplay features, new artwork and, for the first time ever, its own soundtrack. Created by the film and video game composer Campbell Askew, this will increase the browser game’s appeal. Players rule as king in Travian: Kingdoms and transform their little village into a mighty empire. The new duke feature also allows governors the option to move up the ranks.
The launch of the latest, stand-alone part of the Travian strategy series is imminent: From May 26th 2015, Travian: Kingdoms will be available in full and invites browser game fans to take on the role of a king or governor and establish great empires. New game mechanics like the king system, a visual overhaul and the implementation of the soundtrack complete the new design of Travian. Travian: Kingdoms will be available on iOS and Android smart phones for the first time ever this summer.
New gameplay feature: The duke
At the start of a round in Travian: Kingdoms, players can choose the role of a king or governor, depending on their own gaming experience. Governors, too, now have the chance to move up the ranks and play a bigger role in the active management of the empire. A king can nominate up to seven dukes for their kingdom from amongst the ranks of the governors. Dukes enjoy the confidence of their rulers, play their part in the expansion of the kingdom with their influence and have access to information such as battle reports, troop counts and current crop supplies.
New artworks and a soundtrack
The new feature that’s the most visible in Travian: Kingdoms is the revised artwork. All known Travian character classes, military units and tribes have a completely new look. The key character of each player, the hero, appears more mature and can be customized individually for each tribe. Equipped with detailed armor and weaponry, no two heroes are alike. Though the graphics and artworks are brand-new, they are still based on the Travian illustrations of the early years. Little details, like the knobbly noses can also be found in those earlier images.
Campbell Askew is responsible for the soundtrack of Travian: Kingdoms. The British composer earned his reputation mainly in the film and video games industry. He was awarded an Emmy for his work as an audio director for the mini series “Band of Brothers”. Besides a characteristic theme, an authentic audio landscape makes the strategy classic more interesting and lively. When selecting the Barracks for example, players will hear the shouts of soldiers and when selecting the Roman Wall, a heavy creaking gate can be heard.
You can test Travian: Kingdoms in the Open Beta until the final version is released. Interested players can register on the following page: http://kingdoms.travian.com