Omerta Game LTD have unleashed two new and improved versions of their popular browser-based game, Omerta. The Godfather of Mafia MMO's has elevated its quick-ranking, war heavy Deathmatch version to new heights, while also relaunching it's dedicated Portuguese/Brazilian language version.
One day, two resets – the gangsters of perennial browser-based MMO, Omerta will have busy trigger fingers today.
The international Deathmatch version - a special, quick-ranking version used as a testing ground for new features – and the dedicated Portuguese/Brazilian language version have both relaunched today with exciting new features.
More Money = More Problems? Fuhgeddaboudit - More Bullets = More Kills!
The new versions of Omerta give players more control over how they play the game than ever before, thanks to the introduction of a new Reset-O-Meter and the game-changing addition of unlimited bullet purchases.
"The players of Omerta control the flow of the game – that's what being a gangster is all about. Usually we reset a version when a family becomes too powerful and we feel there is no more left to give. But, as is inevitable with power struggles, there are often a lot of players who don't want the game to end, and others who want a reset sooner. With the new Reset-O-Meter, we're now putting this key decision firmly in our players' hands", says Omerta community manager, Bianca Evers.
The Reset-O-Meter allows players to vote for a reset at any time they wish. Each player can cast one vote per week on whether the game should reset or not. If the voting is over 50% in favour of a reset, the version will be declared over and will relaunch the following week. Players of the Portuguese and Deathmatch versions are the first to experience this brand new feature.
The two versions are also the first in Omerta's history to see the daily cap on bullet purchases removed, allowing Mafia hits to be arranged more frequently between family members.
The Portuguese/Brazilian version's bullet cap was previously set to 5'000 per day, and the quicker, more violent Deathmatch version was set at 20'000. This meant families would often try to settle their differences in other ways, as a wasteful use of bullets could leave players in a vulnerable position for several days while they rebuilt their stockpile.
Omerta Game Ltd CEO, Steve Biddick adds, "This is a pivotal change for Omerta and one we're really excited to watch unfold. Smart negotiations and diplomacy with competing Mafia families has always been a key element of Omerta's gameplay. Beneath the surface of the Omerta streets, our players communicate through dedicated IRC channels and the tension bubbling between competing families is incredible. It's going to be interesting to see how quickly our gangsters 'take it to the guns' now we've given them unlimited bullets to lock and load into their tommy's."
The new Portuguese/Brazilian and Deathmatch versions of Omerta are available now. Omerta is completely free-to-play, only requires a modest PC with an internet connection, and is currently available in 28 different languages.
Register for the Deathmatch version here: http://dm.barafranca.com/
Register for the Portuguese version here: http://barafranca.com/?language=pt
Players can also register and login using their Facebook details: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=209330669094906
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.