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Press release - for immediate publication
Munich, December 2, 2011 -
is one of the world’s most successful online football
manager games and it is now available in 26 different languages.
northworks, the Hamburg-based Travian Games subsidiary, is now
giving millions of players the opportunity to promote effective
cooperation with young players. None other than top European
football club Benfica Lisbon – also known as Sport Lisboa e
Benfica, or SL Benfica – will implement a virtual youth
training camp in the game, providing the support that enables young
footballers to improve and train their talents.
The training camp will be based on the 32-time Portuguese
champions' extremely successful youth promotion programme. Players
from Benfica’s youth team are generally equipped to play in
the most prestigious leagues around the world, often becoming
international stars in the process.
To enable players of
to add top class young footballers to their own teams without
sending transfer costs through the roof, all virtual managers will
have the opportunity to acquire the “Benfica Eagles
Academy” card via the trading card system for a limited
period of 11 days. When played, the card converts a completed youth
training camp in the player’s stadium into a completely new
building: the ultra-modern “Benfica Eagles Academy”. As
in the standard goalunited youth program, a new player in the youth
training camp is observed over several weeks before he gets the
chance to join the professional team as a fully-trained new talent.
The “Benfica Eagles Academy” reduces the waiting time
for new players, as they are unlocked and fully-trained on the
first observation day. This gives managers the opportunity to
recruit a young diamond-in-the-rough sooner, as the required
scouting time is reduced.
The card is available in the game from December 2. – 13.
Its benefits continue to apply after this period. The cooperation
with Lisbon has been made possible thanks to the support of
Name: goalunited 2012
Publisher: Travian Games GmbH
Developer: northworks GmbH
Costs: Free to play browsergame
Online since: 8th October 2011, ´ Benfica
Eagles Academy ´ from 2rd 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