Tibia – Closed Beta for flash client started
In its 14th year of online existence, the classical fantasy MMORPG Tibia is facing once again a massive evolutionary change. CipSoft, the German developer of Tibia decided to get rid of the old downloadable client in favour of a completely new and overhauled flash client. The closed beta for the flash client has just started
The flash version is not just a copy of the existing client. Many new features have been added in order to increase the client’s functionality. The GUI of the new flash client is completely customizable in order to meet the players’ likes and demands. Each and every panel (i.e. inventory, VIP-list, hotkeys, …) can be arranged and placed wherever it fits best. Additional features like alternate armour sets, HUD display and action buttons have also been included to the new flash client.
“The new flash client does not only guarantee a new gaming experience for our players, it offers a lot of new possibilities for us as well” explains Andreas Weikl, Marketing & PR Manager of CipSoft. “The browsergames market is already huge and we don’t expect its present growth to slow down in the near future.” Weikl continues.
CipSoft invited around 1000 experienced players to the closed beta, which will run until next Wednesday. Patches are planned on a daily basis. “If everything turns out to work exactly as planned, the final release of the flash client is expected for the end of April 2011,” explains Guido Lübke, Co-Founder of CipSoft and responsible Product Manager for Tibia. “Until then, we are looking forward to a very productive and of course fun beta phase.”
CipSoft is an independent German developer and publisher of online games for various platforms. With 300,000 international players, Tibia, the main product is one of the oldest and most successful online role playing games from Europe. Furthermore, TibiaME is the first online role playing game for mobile phones worldwide. CipSoft's third product, Fiction Fighters, an interactive 3D online comic, will be released soon.