Co-producers Perfect World and Travian have announced that their browser-based grand strategy game, Rise of Europe, has gone into beta. The game resembles Europa Universalis with tactical combat, with other players as neighbors and potential enemies.
The game takes place during Renaissance-era Europe with such famous families as the Medici, Fuggers and Tudors in power. Players become members of one of these factions, and compete against other players as they try to develop their own cities.
Players interested in checking out the game can go to the English siteor the German site .