Of the 28 different languages available to Omerta's 4-million-plus players, the Dutch language version has consistently ranked as one of the most popular for the browser-based hit.
Hull, UK. (PRWEB) November 18, 2011
Relaunching on November 18th, 2011, the Dutch version of Omerta – populated by Dutch and Flemish speaking players from the Netherlands and Belgium – is the latest facet of the popular mafia-themed universe to upgrade to the all-new Version 3.3.
'Doubling the Dutch fun'
The Dutch version of Omerta can be played for free at http://www.barafranca.nl, and is available in localised Dutch and Flemish languages.
Of the 28 different languages available to Omerta's 4-million registered players, the Dutch language version has consistently ranked as one of the most popular.
“Not many people realise that Omerta was originally created by a single Mafia gaming enthusiast in a bedroom in Groningen, Netherlands”, commented Omerta Game Ltd C.E.O, Steve Biddick, “Our Dutch players have been amongst the most active ever since we launched in 2003 - they can't get enough of the online gangster lifestyle”
The Version 3.3 update adds a host of player-empowering features to the free-to-play online-game and has already been met with player acclaim, having being successfully rolled out in the French and Scandinavian versions of Omerta earlier this month.
“Everything is running smoothly and the new features have been incredibly well received. Now is the perfect time to introduce v.3.3 to the Dutch players and let them 'kick some Heine' in new and inventive ways”, added Bianca Evers, Omerta's communications and crew manager.
From Antwerp to Amsterdam, Version 3.3 allows wannabe gangsters unprecedented control over how they experience Omerta's 1930's set Mafia world. The update was designed and developed alongside the player-community, with Omerta Game Ltd allowing players to decide on a host of game-changing tweaks and improvements.
Dutch version players will now be able to directly influence the Mafia-MMO's gameplay while it is actually running, including how many Mafia families Omerta's 8 cities can support. The update also addresses several player concerns regarding the in-game armoury and its influence on the strength of offline players.
“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-led 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.
Crew and staff members, including Omerta C.E.O. Steve Biddick, are also 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 28 different languages.
Players can register at the new versions of Omerta here:
Omerta Dutch (launching version 3.3 on Nov 18th)
Omerta Nordic (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) 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 full-time staff situated in numerous offices across the world – from Eastern Asia to Western Europe – as well as global network of over 200 volunteers.
Omerta is available in 28 languages. Regional (single-language) versions are available in 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.