The Nordic version of Omerta can be played for free and is available in localised Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and Finnish languages.
Hull, UK (PRWEB) November 04, 2011
Omerta unleashes Version 3.3 on Scandinavian speaking players (http://www.barafranca.no)
Relaunched on November 3rd 2011, the Scandinavian version of Omerta - populated by players from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and other Nordic region countries – is the latest facet of the popular mafia-themed universe to upgrade to the all-new Version 3.3.
'Gangsters to the Finnish'
The Nordic version of Omerta can be played for free at http://www.barafranca.no, and is available in localised Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and Finnish languages.
Version 3.3 adds a host of player-empowering features to the free-to-play online-game and has already proven a resounding success with the gangsters of Omerta. The update was met with player acclaim when it was introduced to the French version of the MMO just last week.
“We're taking Omerta 'back to the people' with a raft of settings that players will be able to influence to stir up game-play as they see fit. Since the 4-million player milestone, we have been actively engaging with players to see how Omerta can stay top of the league of Mafia-themed games. They told us 'do as we say' – so that's what we're doing!”, commented Omerta Game Ltd C.E.O. Steve Biddick.
From Copenhagen to Helsinki, Version 3.3 allows wannabe Viking gangsters unprecedented control over how they experience Omerta's 1930's set Mafia world. Most notably, the Nordic region players can now influence the way the game works while it is actually running – a first for the MMORPG.
The Version 3.3 code has been closely developed alongside the player-community, with Omerta Game Ltd allowing players to decide on a host of game-changing tweaks and improvements. Players can now decide how many Mafia families Omerta's 8 cities can support, and complaints that the available armoury made offline players an unassailable 'tank' have also been addressed.
“Our players told us that families were dividing into countless and pointless little families so we built a new feature to let the community decide how many Mafia families Omerta's 8 cities can support. Later in the version we hope to pilot a City Mayor feature, which will allow players direct control over a myriad of detailed functions within the game. We are the only game on the web not 'leading the players by the nose'” adds Biddick.
Omerta Game Ltd pride themselves on producing a community-lead gaming experience, with features such as Vote of the Day and numerous lively IRC channels and forums affording players a strong voice in how the game world evolves.
Thanks to a bespoke application that links players accounts to Facebook, Omerta's official Facebook presence is rapidly growing. Crew and staff members, including Omerta C.E.O. Steve Biddick, are using Facebook as a social forum to engage with players and share ideas on a personal level.
Omerta is completely free-to-play, only requires a modest PC with an internet connection, and is currently available in over 25 different languages.
Players can register at the new versions of Omerta here:
Omerta Nordic (just launched version 3.3)
Omerta French (version 3.3)
Omerta Deathmatch (version 3.3)
Omerta Turkish (version 3.3)
Omerta Portuguese/Brazilian (version 3.3)
The international (.com), Dutch and various other versions of Omerta are still running and can all be found at http://www.barafranca.com
Omerta has been online since 2003 and can rightfully claim to be the 'Godfather of all Mafia games' – and the longest-established and biggest free-to-play, massively multi-player gangster game on the web, having already achieved a number of impressive milestones including over 4 million individual registrations.
Omerta began in 2003 as an amateur project, in a bedroom in Groningen, the Netherlands.
Omerta Game Ltd was founded in 2004 to manage and further develop Omerta. It now boasts a full-time staff of 18 people in four countries and a global network of over 200 volunteers.
Omerta is available in 29 languages. Regional (single-language) versions are available in Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese/Brazilian, Turkish and the 'Nordic' languages (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish).
Already more than 4.1 million people have played Omerta, with more than 80'000 players logging in every day to live the life of a Mafia don.