The goalunited 2012 year ends with a real killer: the challenge of the famous club FC Barcelona!

Press release - for immediate publication

Munich, 19.12.2011 - goalunited 2012 is one of the most successful online football management games worldwide. In cooperation with the brand rights company Iconicfuture, Hamburg-based developer northworks has obtained the rights to portray the time-honoured club FC Barcelona and all its players in its online football manager game. Just for a few days until the end of the year, the game is providing a unique opportunity for any football manager.

During the promotion that will start December 22nd and ends on 2nd January 2012 , all managers can challenge Guardiola’s Spanish superstars to a 1-on-1 match. And if you manage to defeat the mighty Catalans, not only will your glorious victory go down in your club annals, you will also be awarded a unique trophy for your virtual display cabinet. The match begins within ten minutes of the challenge being issued, so goalunited players with the best line-up should hurry to enjoy this new highlight.

Including Barcelona in the game is another milestone in the history of goalunited. After all, the Catalans are the team with the biggest fan base worldwide. According to a study by "Sport+Markt", 57.8 million fans around the world follow the 21-time Spanish champions, 25-time national cup winners, and current Champions League victors.

goalunited 2012 also includes over 70 different achievements, providing additional incentives for team managers who can also use the new Manager Notification System (MNS for short) to keep their eye on the overall situation at all times. This system includes a useful mentor function, providing useful tips - especially for beginners - on the many options available to coaches and managers. But there are also plenty of improvements for goalunited veterans in the 2012 update. The maximum player level has been increased and you can now add new buildings to attract more fans and professional players to your stadium. There is an all-new reputation system, which increases your prestige with victories, and there are many detailed improvements that give your browser that perfectly realistic football atmosphere. The game’s developer northworks also plans further improvements in the future and is planning to unlock further bonuses in the coming months.

Travian Games Senior PR Manager Ingo Horn: "As well as playing against the millions of real players around the world, many goalunited managers also want to go up against real teams. Our ´Beat Barça´ challenge makes this dream a reality both for FC Barcelona fans and for goalunited. With nearly 60 million fans, FC Barcelona has more fans worldwide than any other club. A duel with the Catalans is bound to end up as one of the most-played matches in the history of goalunited."

goalunited 2012 is free to play browsergame, which is available in 26 different languages all around the world.

Name: goalunited 2012

Publisher: Travian Games GmbH

Developer: northworks GmbH

Costs: Free to play browsergame

Genre: Online-Footballmanager

Online since: 8th October 2011, ´Beat Barça´ starts 22nd December 2011

Languages : currently 26 different languages


 About Travian Games GmbH:

Headquartered in Munich, Travian Games GmbH is one of the world's leading providers of browser-based online games. The company offers its customers worldwide a range of complex and multi-layered worlds of experience that impress with their game depth and guarantee long-lasting gaming fun. A motivated team of over 200 employees develop and market online entertainment for all age groups. The company also acts as a publisher for external developers. With no lengthy or expensive downloads, all games can be simultaneously played by millions of users worldwide – all that is required is Internet access and a web browser.

The portfolio of various genres is translated into up to 42 different languages, enabling the games to be used around the world by fans who appreciate lasting gaming entertainment. Further information about Travian Games GmbH is available at


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