|Genre: Strategy||Status: Final|
|Time Unit:Realtime||Theme: Warfare|
|Graphics: Text with graphics||Period: Ancient World|
|Fee: Optional premium accounts||Developer:Gameforge AG|
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The sound of the sea, a white sandy beach and sun! On a small island somewhere in the Mediterranean, an ancient civilization arises. Under your leadership an era of wealth and discovery begins.
At the beginning of Ikariam you only own a small, fertile piece of land on a green coast.
Can you turn it into a flourishing town and capital of a mighty island empire? These pages will give you a general idea of how to get there.
There are five resources distributed over the islands of the world:
Building Material, Wine, Marble, Crystal Glass and Sulphur.
During the game you will definitely need a lot of building material - assign workers in order to get building material and expand the resource deposits together with the other players on the island!
After you have sorted out the resource supplies, you can start and expand your town.
1. An academy allows you to make many fantastic discoveries.
2. With barracks you can begin to instruct troops.
3. Building a trading port and trade ships will allow you to trade resources with other players.
Four loyal advisors will stand by you, so that you are always up to date and keep your head above the water.
When they light up, this means that a new message for you has arrived. Then you can get the newest information from your advisors.
You can change the view in Ikariam as you like. From the world view over the island maps to the town view.
Now you have learnt all the important things for the start - you only have to register (for free!) and then you are ready to go!
Ikariam is a game that has an ancient flavor coating to it, but at its core, it is a micro-managing game of city expansion, alliances, residents you must keep happy, and resource managing, all in a multiplayer world. When you create a new account, you'll be started out with one city with a population of about 40 (I don't remember the exact number). You'll want to start building buildings that will make your population happier, but don't forget to protect it as well!
Ikariam contains eight unique troops. Although I could complain about the variations and specialty of them there is of course one clear winner when it comes to defense. This troop should be a well know type beyond that of Ikariam and its defensive powerless should also be as well know. The Phalanx is the key to defense!
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