Travian is a browser game with a world full of thousands of users who all begin as the leaders of small villages.
Travian is a browser-based game, made in PHP, and is therefore played directly through the internet with a web browser. While Travian is a strategy game, with events occurring and resources accumulated in real time, it should not be confused with other types of real time strategy games where actions occur in a highly interactive and fast paced environment. The player starts with a village but seeks to amass an empire. No downloads, installations or plugins are required, although a graphicpack may be downloaded to ease server stress.
Browser games are electronic games that are played online via the Internet. They are distinct from normal video and computer games in that they do not require any client side software to be installed. There are games that rely solely on client-side technologies such as a web browser and a common plugin such as Java or Flash, whereas other also employ server-side scripting. The latter case are typically (massive) multiplayer games, whereas the client-side games are typically single-player games. A game played in a browser is often called a browser-based game.