Ikariam is a browser based massively multiplayer online game in the strategy genre produced and maintained by Gameforge AG.

Publisher: Gameforge

Platform: Browser

Official Website: http://ikariam.org

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Ikariam: A Unique Online MMO Strategy Game
Ikariam MMORTS game takes place in the Greek Isles and it has a unique gameplay that makes it stand out above the other MMO games. It was published by Gameforge and it has a high playerbase and for good reason. This 2D browser strategy game is not like the average game that most people are used to playing. It has a one-of-a-kind historical feel that requires players to use strategy to help them accomplish their goals. 

When the game begins you’ll find yourself in a single village on one of the Mediterranean Islands which can accommodate up to sixteen players each. Players need five resources to build their wealth and expand their territory so they can move up in the game. Each Island will have an area where two of these resources can be collected.

All of them will produce wood because it’s a primary resource and there is a saw mill on every Island. The other resource found on the Island will be one of the other four and you won’t find out what it is until you play the game. The other four resources include a Crystal Mine that will generate crystal glass, a Sulfur Pit, a Vineyard for making wine and a Quarry, which generates marble.

What this means for the player is that there are three other resources needed that cannot be found on their Island so they have to look for them on the other Islands. There are several different ways to acquire these resources such as, striking up a deal and trading with the players on some of the other Islands. You can also colonize other territories or raid other Islands to try and obtain these resources. The decisions you make will affect the outcome of the game.

One thing that makes Ikariam MMORTS special is that a lot of the battles will be done at sea using warships and cargo vessels. Some of the other types of vessels include hot air balloon bombers, mechanized steam giants and gyrocopters. Some players will work the saw mill to generate the wood needed and others will work the other resource found on the Island so it’s important to find a good balance.  

Ikariam MMORTS is not a fast action game but it is one that requires skill, patients and good decision making. It may start out a little slower than many players would like because you do have to build up your village but it will pick up and the excitement will soon begin. It’s a fun free online game that offers the player a unique experience they can’t get with other online games.   
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