One of the longest-running MMORPGs in the world is celebrating its 20th birthday this week. German MMO Tibia launched back in January 1997 and racked up over 30 million player accounts in the subsequent two decades. Even now, Tibia is being played by 100,000 people every day.
CipSoft co-founder Ulrich Schlott had a few words to say about this anniversary: “Tibia is a unique success story. I’m happy and grateful that our student project has grown into such an MMO hit, supported by a very dedicated team and, most of all, by our wonderful players. 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.”
Last year, Tibia made headlines for a decade-old mystery of a locked door that was finally accessed. You can read up on the history of Tibia in our Game Archaeologist column and see how the game world has grown over its 20 year lifespan in the following anniversary video.