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Two Decades of Fantasy Adventures: Online Role-playing Game Tibia Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

One of the oldest MMORPGs worldwide // 30 million player accounts in more than 200 countries // New client and annual winter update released


Regensburg/Germany, January 9, 2017 | As announced by German game developer CipSoft today, their long-running MMORPG Tibia just celebrated its 20th anniversary. The game was launched on January 7, 1997 and is one the world’s oldest active online role-playing games.

“Tibia is a unique success story,” says Managing Director and CipSoft co-founder Ulrich Schlott. “I’m happy and grateful that our student project has grown into such a MMO hit, supported by a very dedicated team and, most of all, by our wonderful players.“ Stephan Vogler, Managing Director and co-founder, adds: “Even after 20 years we’re not running out of ideas for Tibia – I’m sure the game will keep attracting players for years to come.”

Tibia has continued to grow over the last years and is currently played by more than 100.000 gamers every day (DAU). The single most well-known player was YouTube personality PewDiePie who last year confessed Tibia was his “favourite game of all time” and the game he “wasted his teenage years on”. Over the course of twenty years 30 million Tibia accounts were registered, with almost all growth stemming from word of mouth among gamers.

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