developer: Blue Byte GmbH
Game mode: massive online multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
game language: English
game release date for WWW:
Anno Online is almost a full-fledged installment in the Anno series, playable via any internet browser. The game, developed by Blue Byte, is powered by flash technology and therefore does not require installing any additional plugins.
The developers prepared a complex economy mechanics which do not deviate from that of the original series. The player’s task is to build and develop medieval cities as well as trade with what he produces, both to satisfy his subordinates’ needs. The game starts on an island that is exactly the same for every new player. We have to establish a colony therein, and as we progress, we expand to other lands (a player can control a maximum of 9 islands).
The player may erect 120 different buildings, each of which has its so-called area of influence. It allows for careful development planning and makes it easier to react to our subordinates’ needs. A city can be comprised of even 800 buildings.
Cooperation with other players is an important element of the game. It mainly concerns trade, but it is also possible to lend or borrow ships and also help or get help in building the monument, a great cathedral. Anno Online does not offer any kind of warfare or espionage, everything we do is entirely peaceful towards everyone. The players may form their own guilds.
Game score 6.6 / 10 calculated out of 52 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 6.5 / 10 calculated out of 235 players' votes.