Travian Games and ArtCraft Entertainment arrange partnership for Crowfall
Lars Janssen (CEO, Travian Games): "I couldn’t be more excited about the partnership with ArtCraft Entertainment and the opportunity for Travian Games to work on Crowfall. The cultural fit between our teams is amazing and I’m looking forward to jointly building a vibrant community around the game."
"We received multiple offers to release Crowfall in Europe, but Travian was simply the best cultural fit. Travian Games has enormous reach, with millions of players world-wide – but they are still a game developer at heart," explained Gordon Walton, president and executive producer at ArtCraft Entertainment. "This is key, as we don't want a conventional publisher for Crowfall. We want a partner who sees the potential of our game, and won't try to change it into something else."
"Travian Games is one of the first, and most successful, pioneers in campaign-based gaming," notes J. Todd Coleman, ArtCraft Entertainment CEO and Chief Creative Officer. "Crowfall is the natural evolution of that idea: A dynamic virtual environment where hundreds of thousands of players can compete for world domination and only one alliance can emerge victorious."
A new type of massively-multiplayer online experience, Crowfall is a Throne War Simulator: a dynamic virtual world where kings, queens, mercenaries and assassins vie for supremacy using military strength, economic might and political power. Crowfall differs from standard MMOs in that each server represents a single "campaign" with a unique map, unique rules, and a limited timeframe. Each campaign lasts only a few months before one guild or alliance conquers the map and wins, and the players move on to the next campaign.
Riding the momentum of a successful Kickstarter campaign in March of 2015, Crowfall has established itself as one of the most successful crowdfunded projects in video game history, raising almost $2.8m in pledges from over 27,000 backers.
Interested players are invited to join the community on Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Click here to see a preview trailer of the game. More information is available on the official website and here.
At this year's gamescom in Cologne, journalists have the opportunity to interview the team of developers.
Official website of Travian Games: www.traviangames.com
Watch the partnership announcement on Twitch: www.twitch.tv/crowfallgame
About ArtCraft Entertainment:
Headquartered in Austin, ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. is an independent developer and publisher of massively multiplayer interactive entertainment titles for consumers around the globe. Their flagship title "Crowfall" was announced in 2015 and is one of the most successful MMO crowdfunding campaigns of all time. ArtCraft is part of the vibrant game development community in Austin, Texas, which includes nearly 100 game companies and more than 2,000 game developers.
Travian Games GmbH
Travian Games GmbH, based in Munich, is a world renowned self-publishing developer of cross-platform games (online and mobile). The company offers its customers complex, multi-layered adventure worlds that inspire players with their gaming depth and guarantee users long-lasting enjoyment. A motivated team develops and markets mobile and online entertainment for all age groups. Here the focus is placed on cross-platform strategy games. Travian Games currently offers the following games: Rail Nation, goalunited Legends, goalunited PRO, Travian: Legends, Travian: Kingdoms, Truck Nation, Miramagia and UnitedGP. They are translated into as many as 39 languages and can be enjoyed by fans of lasting gaming entertainment all around the world.