Players have a town, and they expand their town, possibly trading with other towns or going to war with them. Alliances are possible. I think an xkcd alliance on this game could be fun.
I've been playing for
Anyway, it's from a group of German game developers (Gameforge). the English version was unveiled a few months ago.
If you want to check it out, I encourage it.
***For detailed game info: http://ikariam.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
I'll be Aluminus on world Epsilon (67,37). If you want to be part of the xkcd Alliance, you'll need to be on Epsilon server (world). It's
Here are the current players (25):
Username-Capital Town-Level-Island-Luxury Resource-Coordinates
Chrismclegless-Eastwood 16-Level 4-Yaloios-Wine-(23,54)
Keozen-KHT Beta Site-Level 6-Whehiios-Sulphur-(74,34)
Bobber-Hotel to Oscar-Level 2-Jeipios-Sulphur-(64-96)
Col Mustard-Mustardia-Level 6-Jeygios-Marble-(65,46)
Apple-La Belle Ville-Level 2-Nalutia-Sulphur-(24,71)
andarkge-OrAnGe-Level 3-Acheyos-Crystal-(71,50)-Note: Friend of Aluminus
Azrael001-Secret Lab-Level 3-Ashoetia-Marble-(78,78)
kreelix-Olympus-Level 4-Noophaos-Marble-(85,54) Note: Friend of Aluminus
Cypress-Raccoon City-Level 3-Fusios-Wine-(27,27) Note: Friend of Aluminus
Walter Kovacs-Karnak-Level 2-Turyos-Sulfur-(18,28)
Some info from the Ikariam discussion board:
Alyiakal wrote:People who are good at math don't buy wine. They SECURE their own supply of wine with a colony.
Unlike all other resources, Wine is consumed at an hourly rate, and if not maintained indefinitely, your population will suffer. A good player will make sure they have a secure supply of wine, rather than risk growing too big, and then having the booze run dry.