Travian is a German browser-based game developed by Travian Games GmbH that is largely based on a predecessor game called Tribal Wars. In 2006, the game was ranked first in the "best browser-based game with over 10,000 players" category of the German website Travian Games. The game's developers drew roughly from Classical antiquity and particularly from the Roman Empire to create a predominantly militaristic real-time strategy. Along with two English versions, and the original German version, the game has been translated into 30 other languages, and today has just over 3 million players worldwide. It is programmed in PHP and runs by definition in the browser. It was the first game of its type to be playable through a mobile phone, using a java platform"wikipedia.com"