Massively Multiplayer Online Game “Travian” Functions as Social Networking Site in Saudi Arabia

This article sheds some light on a new game that the SONIC Lab will be looking at as part of the Virtual Worlds Exploratorium.

“Travian is the 7th-most popular site in Iran, 9th-most in Libya, 11th-most in Kuwait, and 12th-most in Palestine, and 25th in Iraq.”

“…the key to being successful in Travian is the ability to build a strong network with other users to reach the goal of endgame.”

“Nearly all social networking sites facilitate interactions between people, and massive multiplayer games can often act as social networks.”

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