Enter Ikariam and you'll find a land in need of guidance. Take the reins of your city and help build it from a tiny town to a sprawling city of might and power.
Ikariam is a free, browser-based city building game. When the game begins you're given a small village. Your task is to help it expand. Harvest resources and use them to research new technologies and build new buildings. As you expand you'll grow wealthier and need to defend your territory. Build a barracks and stock it with troops to protect your lands.
Ikariam also features a prominent cooperative element. You can form alliances and agreements with other players, helping each other in your communal quests to build your cities from nothing. Or, if you prefer, you can fight against each other as competitors, squabbling over the world to prove who's best.