1. Post #1
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    shanethe1's Avatar
    August 2005
    135 Posts

    Custom Forums: http://forums.facepunchstudios.com/f...ay.php?f=57344
    Ikarium is a browser based game I found while bored last night. it strongly resembles Travian/Tribal Wars, and from the 12 hours or so I've been at it, seems like a pretty decent game. The english port was also only released on the 17th I believe, so if Facepunch acts now, we can take over another game :) Here is an exerp from another website;

    The sound of the sea, a white sandy beach and sun! On an island somewhere in the mediterranean, an ancient civilization arises. Under your leadership, a scarcely developed coastal strip turns into a prospering metropolis. There is only you – and 100,000 other players!
    Ikariam, Gameforge’s latest online game, melds sophisticated graphics with a combination of trade, warfare and diplomacy. Many different strategies will lead the player to success. Whether he focuses on economy, research, or the military is completely up to him. He will get support from four loyal aides – or from his fellow players. With them he can trade, for instance, or establish military alliances, and thus fend off attacks of enemy nations.

    "Ikariam is a fascinating city-building strategy game in the tradition of ‘The Settlers’ or ‘Anno’,” according to Gameforge managing director Klaas Kersting. "The player has to test his mettle in an ancient world. Revolutionary game mechanisms, such as the joint winning of raw materials or the sophisticated espionage system, turn Ikariam into a game you should definitely not miss out on!"
    Essentially, each player starts on an island, with a city of their own. On each island, there will be up to 16 other players, who can choose to work together, or wage war against each other. You can also conquer other cities, and sail to other islands. The gameplay seems to follow that of Travian/Tribal Wars, as already stated, however seems to bring it to the next level, focusing strongly on teamwork.

    Personally, I believe that it is a pretty fun game, however I tend to enjoy browser based games. If you despise these types of games, then you probably won't like it, but it is worth a try :)



    Anyways, the game can be found here;
    www.ikariam.org
    I myself am playing on the Delta server, so if you want to join me, that is the server to play on.

    If you need any help, my city is located at;

    59:75

    Just click on "Facepunch" once there, and send me a message :)

  2. Post #2
    'Fashion Designer'
    Beacon's Avatar
    August 2005
    13,190 Posts
    Looks interesting...

  3. Post #3
    MadAltm's Avatar
    February 2008
    9 Posts
    I signed up, I'm currently building a barracks.

  4. Post #4
    Drew Carey's Avatar
    December 2007
    111 Posts
    The game's interface is very smooth.

    We should all colonize towns on one island.
    (and call them all Polis)

  5. Post #5
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    shanethe1's Avatar
    August 2005
    135 Posts
    At the beginning don't worry as much about troops. Focus more on getting a steady supply of villagers, and lumber coming in. First you should build the academy.

  6. Post #6
    AngryToad's Avatar
    September 2007
    685 Posts
    I signed up and built an academy. It looks fun, and the others on my island haven't even started using workers...

  7. Post #7
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    Outcast's Avatar
    September 2005
    220 Posts
    Seems interesting, might give it a go later.

  8. Post #8
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    shanethe1's Avatar
    August 2005
    135 Posts
    AngryToad posted:
    I signed up and built an academy. It looks fun, and the others on my island haven't even started using workers...
    In that case, they are probably inactive, try building a few basic units and raiding them :)

  9. Post #9
    AngryToad's Avatar
    September 2007
    685 Posts
    shanethe1 posted:
    In that case, they are probably inactive, try building a few basic units and raiding them :)

    I don't even know if they have wood...

    Oh well, after my barracks is up I'll go to town...

  10. Post #10
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    shanethe1's Avatar
    August 2005
    135 Posts
    If anything, they will have gold. And since they aren't spending gold on workers, they probably have a lot.

  11. Post #11
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    Boyblunder's Avatar
    March 2006
    1,609 Posts
    I saw this while I was playing OGame last night.

    It's pretty fun... but I think I'll stick with OGame.

  12. Post #12
    dual elites3's Avatar
    December 2007
    63 Posts
    Looks great!

    Edit:

    I'm on Delta, let's be allys for now, i need a friend :D

  13. Post #13
    Drew Carey's Avatar
    December 2007
    111 Posts
    No friend for you. :uhoh:

  14. Post #14
    dual elites3's Avatar
    December 2007
    63 Posts
    whyes :(

    anyway, i love this game already!

  15. Post #15
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    shanethe1's Avatar
    August 2005
    135 Posts
    Find me here;

    http://s4.ikariam.org/index.php?view=island&id=1031 Them send me a message if you need anything :)

  16. Post #16
    dual elites3's Avatar
    December 2007
    63 Posts
    This is my shithole of a town, feel free to invade!
    http://s4.ikariam.org/index.php?view=city&id=25411

  17. Post #17
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    shanethe1's Avatar
    August 2005
    135 Posts
    We can't actually see your town unless we have spies there.

  18. Post #18
    dual elites3's Avatar
    December 2007
    63 Posts
    shanethe1 posted:
    We can't actually see your town unless we have spies there.
    ahh :(
    well send a spy

    Also, can i join you and we can take over a whole island? :D

  19. Post #19
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    shanethe1's Avatar
    August 2005
    135 Posts
    After 3 or so more research levels, I can build a palace, then build more towns from there.

  20. Post #20
    dual elites3's Avatar
    December 2007
    63 Posts
    My town is doing well :)
    I renamed it Arcadium

  21. Post #21
    Drew Carey's Avatar
    December 2007
    111 Posts
    My town is called "Not Polis". Because all the other towns on my island are called Polis.
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  22. Post #22
    dual elites3's Avatar
    December 2007
    63 Posts
    Drew Carey posted:
    My town is called "Not Polis". Because all the other towns on my island are called Polis.
    i wish i still have funny rating :(
    also, link to island?

  23. Post #23
    Drew Carey's Avatar
    December 2007
    111 Posts
    http://s4.ikariam.org/index.php?view=island&id=2258
    Most of them have changed their names now

  24. Post #24
    dual elites3's Avatar
    December 2007
    63 Posts
    Drew Carey posted:
    http://s4.ikariam.org/index.php?view=island&id=2258
    Most of them have changed their names now
    damn, i'm miles away from you :(
    http://s4.ikariam.org/index.php?view=island&id=1706
    i might go attack a polis town

  25. Post #25
    Drew Carey's Avatar
    December 2007
    111 Posts
    Polis means Police in one language, I think.

    Let's hope the owner of that town doesn't speak that language, or you might get arrested for assaulting an ossifer.

  26. Post #26
    Zye
    Zye's Avatar
    August 2007
    44 Posts
    I'm on the shore. My town will be up soon.

    This reminds me of Age of Empires...

  27. Post #27
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    pal670's Avatar
    July 2005
    1,331 Posts
    I just signed up to this, looks cool. Trying to make everyone on my island work together so we can dominate the world!

  28. Post #28
    Zye
    Zye's Avatar
    August 2007
    44 Posts
    Right by Polis
    Please tell me hes nice.

    Edit:

    Wait, nevermind, I AM Polis.

  29. Post #29
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    pal670's Avatar
    July 2005
    1,331 Posts
    Polis just default name. Mine is called 'YourDoom', for example, you raid me, your fucking dead sonny.

  30. Post #30
    Zye
    Zye's Avatar
    August 2007
    44 Posts
    Where's everybody?
    I'm on Nainios, 25:26
    My town's name is Topelopikis, in the North-Western Corner.

  31. Post #31
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    elevator13's Avatar
    December 2006
    2,437 Posts
    Polis means 'people' in Greek. kthnxbai

    Also I'm on Soehios (26:23), town name Valhalla.

    EDIT:

    Zye let's team up and crush our islandmates

  32. Post #32
    Zye
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    August 2007
    44 Posts
    elevator13 posted:
    Polis means 'people' in Greek. kthnxbai

    Also I'm on Soehios (26:23), town name Valhalla.

    EDIT:

    Zye let's team up and crush our islandmates
    Ok, But change your town's name so I know it's you.

  33. Post #33
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    elevator13's Avatar
    December 2006
    2,437 Posts
    My town's name is Valhalla.

  34. Post #34
    Zye
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    August 2007
    44 Posts
    elevator13 posted:
    My town's name is Valhalla.
    Sweet.

  35. Post #35
    AngryToad's Avatar
    September 2007
    685 Posts
    I'm at 14:56.

    My town name Greashia... I just threw a bunch of random letters together

  36. Post #36
    Drew Carey's Avatar
    December 2007
    111 Posts
    Sounds like 'Greasier'. Someone's roleplaying a greek well
    (I'm just kidding)

  37. Post #37
    Vexel's Avatar
    February 2008
    6 Posts
    I'm at 20:32. My town is named Ouverture. Daft Punk song!

  38. Post #38
    Drew Carey's Avatar
    December 2007
    111 Posts
    Vexel posted:
    I'm at 20:32. My town is named Ouverture. Daft Punk song!
    Funny, I'm listening to Overture 1928 by Dream Theater. :raise: Coincidence? I THINK NOT.

  39. Post #39
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    shanethe1's Avatar
    August 2005
    135 Posts
    I'm glad everyone likes the game :) We should all choose one island that we will relocate to once we build our second town though. Any suggestions? I'm thinking it should be in the middle of nowhere, then we could secretly make a huge army, and move outward.

  40. Post #40
    AngryToad's Avatar
    September 2007
    685 Posts
    -snip, stupid-