Tycoon Online USA Resets for Christmas

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Omerta Game LTD have announced a brand new round for the US version of their family-friendly business-themed simulation game, Tycoon Online. Just in time for Christmas, the new game round began on December 18th (http://usa.tycoononline.com)

Tycoon Online isn't time intensive to play. You could manage your business in just a few minutes between courses on Christmas day and tuck into your pudding knowing you've just nailed that killer deal

The US version of evergreen free-to-play business simulation game, Tycoon Online has launched a new game round for the holiday season. Budding business tycoons and casual gamers alike can play the game through the official website and through a fully integrated Facebook application: http://apps.facebook.com/tycoononline/?ref=ts

Tycoon Online's rounds last for 70-days and pit thousands of players against each other in a bid to achieve the highest company value possible.

This represents the first reset of the US version since the 9-year-strong browser-based game was acquired by independent developers and publishers, Omerta Game LTD in November.

Omerta's crew manager, Bianca Evers says, “After successfully launching a new round on the .NU version of Tycoon Online when we bought the game last month, we've watched gamers of all ages turn time into virtual money while flexing and developing some amazing business minded skills. TO has always grown through player-driven innovation and a stellar network of volunteer crew members – we are going to continue that ethos with the US version while bringing the game to a much wider audience”.

Tycoon Online is based in virtual USA. When players start their in-game company, they choose a city in US as their base of operations, beginning with $7.5k with which a company must be registered and commerce begun. Later on players may construct factories, produce goods, sell these in an in-game market or in shops and transport them from town to town following sale to other players. There is also a stock market where they can buy shares of other players’ companies, and a bank to take out loans and make investments.

CEO Steve Biddick adds, “TO plays like a mix of classic off-the-shelf games like SimCity, Roller Coaster Tycoon, and Transport Tycoon Deluxe, with a web interface and massively-multiplayer gameplay added. It's fun for the whole family, and most importantly it isn't time intensive to play. You could manage your business in just a few minutes between courses on Christmas day and tuck into your pudding knowing you've just nailed that killer deal to turn your small fish company into an industry shark”

Tycoon Online has built a reputation on the browser-based circuit for its ability to mix easily accessible gameplay and a casual style, with a depth and complexity that keeps players coming back again and again. The game is entirely free-to-play with no restrictions placed on non-playing players, and with no intrusive advertisements or pop-ups to distract from the gameplay experience.

Cully Williams, a volunteer member of Tycoon Online's 'police', says, “Tycoon Online is one of those games that, once you start, you can't bring yourself to quit. Between managing my factories and clicking for wheat, I'm hooked. This is an incredibly fun game with a great community behind it.”

To become a Tycoon today, you can either head to the official website and create your own company – http://usa.tycoononline.com/ - or play the game directly in Facebook - http://apps.facebook.com/tycoononline/?ref=ts

Local versions of the game will soon be launched for players in Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Brazil, The Netherlands, and Turkey.

Tycoon Online is a family-friendly, competitive, be-your-own entrepreneur-based MMO. It is free-to-play, browser-based and does not require any downloads or installs. Players compete by building successful businesses and attempt to out-do each other by achieving the highest company value.

Each round has thousands of players and lasts for 70 days.

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