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Tribal Trouble 2: create your own chieftain, manage your tribe and loot your neighborhood!

June 10, 2009

Tribal Trouble 2: Create your own chieftain, manage your tribe and loot your neighborhood!

Oddlabs, the creator of the family friendly real-time strategy game Tribal Trouble, announces the release of its browser based successor: Tribal Trouble 2. Travel back in time once again and set sail on new quests to familiar as well as foreign places all while building your own career as chieftain of your tribe.

Tribal Trouble 2 is a cartoon style 3D real-time strategy game set in the wacky Viking age where pillaging and plundering were everyone's favorite pastimes. The game starts off somewhere high up in the Cold North, where you are chieftain of your very own tribe. Your hometown consists of little more than a couple of sheds, a carpenter and a small row boat. From here it's up to you to turn it into a bustling city and make your name feared in all of the realms - all the way down to the African tribes in the Deep South. Success won't come by itself though: you need points to purchase new buildings and enhance the abilities of your Viking raiders, and points are won only on the battlefield!

Before you choose to test your strength and skill against real enemies, be it computer controlled or other online players, you might want to get a feel for the game. Hop into your row boat and meet up with Grudgebeard Goatcheese, who will guide you through a number of tutorials teaching you how to play the game's real-time strategy part.

Each tutorial scenario, single player quest or online multiplayer battle takes place on an island where you must make use of whatever assets you have at your disposal to gather resources, construct buildings, produce weapons, deploy armies and, ultimately, teach your adversaries who's in control!

You start out with a handful of peasants, the most basic unit. These little fellows can chop down trees, mine rocks, construct buildings and catch the brightly colored chickens that can give weapons magical enhancements. Once you have built some quarters, an armory and a few watchtowers to defend yourself, it's time to start producing an army. In the armory your peasants can turn your collected timber, rock, iron ore and chickens into weapons which they can wield to become fearsome warriors. Things can be spiced up a notch further by training a Lur Blaster in your quarters - his sheer lack of musical abilities allows this guy to stun or kill enemies and wreck buildings.

While you were busy setting up a base camp and churning out warriors, your opponents probably did the same. That inevitably leads to clashes between the hordes of tribesmen swarming across the island, and this is where your tactical sense comes into play. By utilizing the varied terrain, you may be able to lure your clueless enemies into narrow passages or position yourself so you can attack them from higher ground or have your towers lend a little support.

Whenever you complete a quest or win an online battle, you are awarded points to spend in your hometown. You can invest them in new buildings to get more functionality, open up new parts of the game, boost your strength on the battlefield in various ways - or how about a complete makeover for your cheiftain to instill fear (or giggles perhaps) among your enemies?

Once you have built a hall in your hometown, you are no longer limited to single player quests, but can meet other players and arrange multiplayer games on a number of islands specially designed to give you all a fair start. Face off against a single opponent, team up against another gang or try the "king of the hill" type Treasure Game; more maps are being added each month!

Tribal Trouble 2 is very easy to get started with: Simply click "Try it now!" on http://tribaltrouble2.com and you are up and running - you can always create a new account later to save your achievements. Managing your hometown, adjusting the looks of your chieftain and choosing what quests to embark on are done in your browser. However, once the fighting begins, the 3D real-time strategy game is launched in its own window or full-screen mode if you prefer. No installation of the game is necessary; you simply log in and play using one of the popular browsers in Windows, Mac OS X or Linux.

Features:

  • Easy to grasp 3D real-time strategy game launched directly from your browser - no installation required

  • 11 story driven single player quests and 8 multiplayer maps so far more are added each month

  • Build up your hometown with a selection of 12 types of buildings that will add new features or boost your strength in combat

  • Design your own chieftain or chieftess profile by picking the body type, facial expression, beard (males only!), clothing and helmets from a wide selection

  • The RTS part of the game features 4 types of resources, 3 types of buildings and 5 types of units

  • 2-6 players can compete in multiplayer games with mile-wide islands and thousands of units frantically trying to wipe each other out

  • Quests to the far away tropics where you battle the African natives also known from Tribal Trouble

Pricing and Availability

Tribal Trouble 2 runs directly from all of the major browsers (Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3+, Safari 3+) with the Sun Java plugin installed. Visit http://tribaltrouble2.com  and click "Try it now!" to try the game right away.

The game itself is free to play, but some features cost an amount of virtual currency that can either be bought or earned within the game itself.

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