Not a lot of browser-based MMOs make it to their half-decade mark, which is why it’s impressive to see the scrappy kingdom sim Illyriad celebrating its fifth anniversary this year.
The team took the opportunity to reminisce about how far the game’s come in that time and to share a wall of fun statistics, including the fact that 287,000 players have tried out the game so far. It’s also interesting that Illyriad has had only 15 total hours of downtime in all five years.
Illyriad has a lot in the works going forward, including graphical improvements, more interactivity, and better strategic maps for would-be conquerors.[Source: Illyriad, fifth birthday announcement]